Dutton, South Australia

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South Australia
Former blacksmith workshop at Dutton.JPG
Former blacksmith workshop at Dutton
Dutton is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°21′32″S 139°08′37″E / 34.359°S 139.1436°E / -34.359; 139.1436Coordinates: 34°21′32″S 139°08′37″E / 34.359°S 139.1436°E / -34.359; 139.1436
Established 1866
Postcode(s) 5356
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Dutton:
Hansborough Eudunda Neales Flat, Frankton
St Kitts Dutton Dutton East

Dutton is a settlement in South Australia.[1] The small township lies approximately 6 km north of Truro on the Eudunda Road. It was first laid out in 1866 and lots were advertised for sale in the German-language newspaper Südaustralische Zeitung[2] on October 10, 1866. It was named "Dutton" in honour of Francis Dutton, the seventh Premier of South Australia. The township originally had two churches. St John's Lutheran Church was built in 1871 and originally served other Christian denominations also. Services are still held there regularly. A Congregational Church was built in 1879. This closed in 1958 and is now a private home.

Dutton School opened in 1880 and closed in 1903. Dutton North School, built on the Levi's Water Hole property near the boundary with Frankton, opened in 1914 and closed in 1927. It also once had a Lutheran school.[3]

The historic former St John's Lutheran Manse and Blacksmith's Shop and Dwelling are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[4][5]

St John's Lutheran church at Dutton


  1. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Township Dutton.". Südaustralische Zeitung (Tanunda and Adelaide, SA : 1860 - 1874). National Library of Australia. 10 October 1866. p. 7. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Dreckow, Betty (1986). Hills, Valley and Plains: History of the Eudunda District. p. 410. 
  4. ^ "Former St John's Lutheran Manse". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Former Blacksmith Shop & Dwelling". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.