Maitland, South Australia
Robert St in Maitland
|Population||1,056 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||160 m (525 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Yorke Peninsula Council|
|Region||Yorke and Mid North|
Maitland is a town in South Australia located 168 km west of Adelaide by road, 164 km south of Port Pirie and 46 km north of Minlaton known as the "heart of Yorke Peninsula" due to being near the centre of the region. At the 2006 census, Maitland had a population of 1,056.
The town was named in 1872 after Lady Jean Maitland, the wife of the First Lord of Kilkerran, a family connection of the governor of South Australia at this time, Sir James Fergusson; the local aborigines calling it "madu waltu", meaning white flint.
Maitland's urban design is patterned after Adelaide's central business district: a neat grid of streets surrounded on all four sides by parkland.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Maitland (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
- "Search result(s) for Maitland (LOCB) (Record No. SA0042104) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Counties", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
- "Maitland GrainFlow Centre". AWB Limited. Retrieved 2006-10-15.
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