Cummins, South Australia
|Population||719 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||68 m (223 ft)|
|LGA(s)||District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula|
Cummins was named after William Patrick Cummins, a member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1896 to 1907. The town of Cummins was developed in 1910 a few years after the first settlers in the area arrived. The railway to Port Lincoln arrived in 1907.
The major industries are sheep farming and cereal grain growing. There is a junction of the narrow gauge Eyre Peninsula Railway within the town. The railway facilitates transfer of grain to the deep-water port at Port Lincoln, primarily for export. The Tod Highway and Bratten Way intersect at Cummins. A large grain storage and transshipment facility lies on the southern outskirts of town.
The town has a bowls club with 3 greens which competes in the Southern Eyre Peninsula Mens Bowling Association.
Cummins is the birthplace of former Australian tennis player John Fitzgerald who in a career spanning 1980-1997 won seven Grand Slam Doubles titles at all four major events (Australian Open (1982), French Open (1986, 1991), Wimbledon (1989, 1991), and the US Open (1984, 1991).
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- "Profiles: John Fitzgerald". Tennis Australia. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2010.