Galga, South Australia

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Galga
South Australia
Galga is located in South Australia
Galga
Galga
Coordinates 34°41′49″S 139°57′38″E / 34.696816°S 139.960438°E / -34.696816; 139.960438Coordinates: 34°41′49″S 139°57′38″E / 34.696816°S 139.960438°E / -34.696816; 139.960438[1]
Population 17 (2016 census)[2]
Established 10 February 1916 (town)
11 November 1999 (locality)[3][1][4]
Postcode(s) 5308[5]
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)[6]
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location
LGA(s)
Region Murray and Mallee[1]
County Albert[1]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Barker[9]
Mean max temp[10] Mean min temp[10] Annual rainfall[10]
23.6 °C
74 °F
8.7 °C
48 °F
271.1 mm
10.7 in
Localities around Galga:
Bakara Well Maggea Mercunda
Bakara Well
Bakara
Galga Mercunda
Copeville Copeville Copeville
Footnotes Adjoining localities[1]

Galga is a settlement in the northern Murray Mallee region of South Australia.[11] The town of Galga was surveyed in 1915[12] after the Waikerie railway line from Karoonda to Waikerie was opened in 1914. The line was shortend to Galga in 1990, and closed completely in 1994. There is a small bulk grain silo at Galga, but it is no longer regularly used.[13] Galga has an active Country Fire Service brigade with one fire truck.[14]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Galga had a population of 17 people.[2]

Galga is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral districts of Chaffey and Hammond, and the local government areas of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray and the District Council of Loxton Waikerie.[9][7][8][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Search results for 'Galga, LOCB' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Government Towns', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Galga". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Styles, A.W. (10 February 1916). "TOWN OF GALGA" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 265. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ Kentish, P.M. (11 November 1999). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries to Places (in the District Council of Karoonda East Murray)" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 2321. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Postcode for Galga, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Search results for 'Galga Railway Station' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Government Towns', 'Counties', 'Gazetteer' and 'Railways'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b "District of Chaffey (map)". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b "District of Hammond (map)". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Barker, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Summary (climate) statistics CALIPH (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  11. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  12. ^ "Placename Details: Galga". Property Location Browser (LOCB). Government of South Australia. 4 March 2010. SA0025354. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Available storage capacity, including the number of segregations made available during harvest", 2010.11 post harvest review working group report (PDF), Viterra, p. 16, retrieved 21 October 2016
  14. ^ "SA Country Fire Service Station – Galga and District". South Australian Country Fire Service. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.