Dowlingville, South Australia

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South Australia
Dowlingville Uniting (formerly Methodist) Church in 2012
Dowlingville is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Coordinates34°19′37″S 137°55′09″E / 34.327010°S 137.919250°E / -34.327010; 137.919250Coordinates: 34°19′37″S 137°55′09″E / 34.327010°S 137.919250°E / -34.327010; 137.919250
Population48 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)5555 [3]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location89 km (55 mi) north-west of Adelaide
LGA(s)Yorke Peninsula Council
RegionYorke and Mid North[4]
State electorate(s)Narungga[5]
Federal division(s)Grey[6]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.6 °C
73 °F
10.7 °C
51 °F
332.0 mm
13.1 in
Localities around Dowlingville:
Winulta Winulta Price
Petersville Dowlingville Price
Gulf St Vincent
Cunningham Ardrossan
Tiddy Widdy Beach
Gulf St Vincent
Adjoining localities[2]

Dowlingville is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula immediately adjoining Gulf St Vincent about 89 kilometres (55 miles) north-west of the state capital of Adelaide.[3][2] Its boundaries were created in May 1999.[2][8]

Dowlingville Post Office in 2012

The name of the locality is considered to have been derived from a Mr G.P. Dowling Whittaker who was an early resident.[2][9] In 1904 it was described as[9]

This is essentially a farming district, so that it is not surprising to find only a few houses, one store, a post office (conducted by Mr. Whittaker), a state school (in charge of Mrs. Lewis), and a church. Only a few years ago this country was covered with scrub. Industry and manures have transformed the district considerably.

— The Register, 3 May 1904[10]

The locality contains the historic former Dowlingville Post Office, which is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[11]

As of 2014, the majority land use within the locality is “primary production.”[12]

Dowlingville is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Narungga and the local government area of the Yorke Peninsula Council.[2][5][6]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dowlingville". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 March 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Search result for "Dowlingville (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0020604) with the following layers selected - "suburbs and localities"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Dowlingville, South Australia (Postcode)". Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics PRICE". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  8. ^ Kentish, P. M. (27 May 1999), "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991, Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places" (PDF), The South Australian Government Gazette (68): 2696, retrieved 14 September 2017
  9. ^ a b "Dowlingville". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  10. ^ "YORKE'S PENINSULA". The Register (Adelaide). Vol. LXIX, no. 17, 931. South Australia. 3 May 1904. p. 7. Retrieved 31 March 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "Dowlingville Post Office". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 16 March 2000. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Development Plan - Yorke Peninsula Council" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. pp. 336–340. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.