Lyrup, South Australia

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South Australia
Ferry at Lyrup, South Australia.jpg
Lyrup Ferry
Lyrup is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°10′S 140°44′E / 34.167°S 140.733°E / -34.167; 140.733Coordinates: 34°10′S 140°44′E / 34.167°S 140.733°E / -34.167; 140.733
Population 502 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1894
Postcode(s) 5343
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s) Renmark Paringa Council
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker

Lyrup is a town in South Australia's rural Riverland area. Lyrup is located on the banks of the Murray River. It is 267 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia and 25 kilometres from Renmark. At the 2006 census, Lyrup had a population of 502.[1]

Lyrup is accessible by ferry. It was established in 1894 by the South Australian government as a part of the creation of a communal land system (one of twelve settlements). 243 people originally settled in Lyrup. The town was gazetted on 24 September 1896 and was named after "Lyrup's Hut", a boundary rider's shack.

Lyrup still maintains a communal land system. It has a community club, general store and picnic areas. The area around it produces grapes, stone fruit and citrus, almonds, apricots and some corn.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lyrup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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