Bower, South Australia

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South Australia
Public hall
Bower is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°07′16″S 139°21′18″E / 34.12111°S 139.35500°E / -34.12111; 139.35500Coordinates: 34°07′16″S 139°21′18″E / 34.12111°S 139.35500°E / -34.12111; 139.35500
State electorate(s)Stuart
Federal Division(s)Barker, Grey
Localities around Bower:
Geranium Plains, Rocky Plain Bundey Maude, Beatty
Australia Plains Bower Mount Mary
Sutherlands Brownlow

Bower is a town in South Australia, approximately halfway between Eudunda and Morgan[1] on the Thiele Highway.

The area was originally the territory of the Ngadjuri people.[2] The name Bower honours David Bower, a South Australian Member of Parliament (1865 - 1887) who donated land in the state for institutional purposes.[3] By 1916, Bower had become a dispatch centre for mallee timber and roots. These were loaded at the railway station on the Morgan railway line and sent to Adelaide.[4] Bower Public School operated in the town between 1917 and 1960, replacing an earlier Lutheran school forcibly closed during World War I.[3][5][6]

The historic Lime Kiln Ruins on Bower Boundary Road are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[7]


  1. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  2. ^ Emmaus to Worlds End: a history of the Robertstown Council Area. "The Area - Its Settlement and Development": District Council of Robertstown. 1986.
  3. ^ a b "The Manning Index of South Australian History". State Library South Australia. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Bower Railway-Station". The Advertiser. 8 November 1916. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  5. ^ Dreckow, Betty (1986). Hills, Valley and Plains: History of the Eudunda District. p. 141.
  6. ^ "CLOSING GERMAN SCHOOLS". Daily Herald. 8 (2260). South Australia. 18 June 1917. p. 3. Retrieved 24 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Lime Kiln Ruins". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 April 2016.