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
Population490 (shared with adjoining localities in the “State Suburb of Price”) (2011 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] As of 1904, it was described as follows:[9]

This is essentially a farming district, so that it is not surprising to find only a few houses, a 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 locality contains the historic former Dowlingville Post Office, which is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[10]

As of 2014, the majority land use within the locality is “primary production.”[11]

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 (31 October 2012). "Price". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 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. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "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.