Bruce, South Australia

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South Australia
Bruce is located in South Australia
Coordinates 32°27′44″S 138°11′48″E / 32.4621°S 138.1967°E / -32.4621; 138.1967Coordinates: 32°27′44″S 138°11′48″E / 32.4621°S 138.1967°E / -32.4621; 138.1967
Established 1850
Postcode(s) 5433
Elevation 239 m (784 ft)[1]
Location 23 km (14 mi) southeast of Quorn
LGA(s) District Council of Mount Remarkable
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Bruce:
Quorn Stephenston
Wilmington Hammond

Bruce is a settlement in South Australia.[2]

Bruce was first settled in 1850 and declared a town in 1876, replete with parklands and boasting cricket and tennis teams. It suffered terribly from the 1864-66 drought, then irreparably from the following drought years of the 1880s and 1890s. An historic railway town in the centre of the Willochra Plain, 334 km north of Adelaide, it was on the Peterborough–Quorn railway line, part of the train voyage from Sydney to Perth between 1917 and 1937.

As of 2004, Bruce had a population of four.[3]


  1. ^ "Placename Details: Bruce Railway Station". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 2 December 2013. SA0010105. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bruce". The Sydney Morning Herald. FairfaxDigital. 8 February 2004.