Hartley, South Australia

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South Australia
Hartley, entrance sign.jpg
Hartley entrance sign
Hartley is located in South Australia
Coordinates 35°10′48″S 139°01′34″E / 35.1801°S 139.0261°E / -35.1801; 139.0261Coordinates: 35°10′48″S 139°01′34″E / 35.1801°S 139.0261°E / -35.1801; 139.0261
Established 1856
Postcode(s) 5255
LGA(s) Alexandrina Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island[1]
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Hartley:
Red Creek Callington, Salem Monarto South
Woodchester Hartley
Bletchley Langhorne Creek
Footnotes [2]

Hartley is a ghost town located in South Australia, along the Bremer River on the Strathalbyn-Callington Road.

Founded around the year 1856 as a small rural settlement, it once boasted a Methodist church (1856), post office (opened 1869 and closed 1981), school (opened 1919 and closed 1970) and creamery. Now the town is little more than a series of ruins and farm houses.


  1. ^ "Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Map of Hartley Bonzle