Bute, South Australia
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Bute is a town in the Mid North of South Australia, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Wallaroo and 24 kilometres west of Snowtown. It was proclaimed as a town in 1884 and named after the Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Attractions to the town include the nearby Bute tannery, Bute Hobbies Bromeliad Display Gardens and the Bute Hotel The town is surrounded by agricultural and pastoral land.
Bute is situated on the disused Brinkworth–Kadina railway line. This line was originally narrow gauge (1067mm) but was converted to broad gauge (1600mm) in 1927. From the late 1990s until 2009 a tourist train traversed the line from Wallaroo to Bute. The next siding towards Kadina on the railway was originally called "16-mile Siding" and later Mona, but is now included in the bounded Locality of Bute.
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Gazetted as 'Allotments at 16 mile siding'-vide Government Gazette 17/12/1885. Government Town declared ceased to exist on 25/1/1979. Now incorporated into the bounded locality of Bute.
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