Mantung, South Australia

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South Australia
Mantung is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°35′22″S 140°04′35″E / 34.589336°S 140.07652°E / -34.589336; 140.07652Coordinates: 34°35′22″S 140°04′35″E / 34.589336°S 140.07652°E / -34.589336; 140.07652[1]
Population 21 (2016 census)[2]
Established 8 July 1915 (town)
11 November 1999 (locality)[3][1][4]
Postcode(s) 5308[5]
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Region Murray and Mallee[1]
County Albert[1]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Barker[8]
Mean max temp[9] Mean min temp[9] Annual rainfall[9]
23.6 °C
74 °F
8.7 °C
48 °F
271.1 mm
10.7 in
Localities around Mantung:
Maggea Maggea
Mantung Wunkar
Mercunda Mindarie Mindarie
Footnotes Locations[5][1]
Adjoining localities[1]

Mantung is a town and a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's south-east about 140 kilometres (87 mi) east of the state capital of Adelaide, and about 58 kilometres (36 mi) north-east and about 48 kilometres (30 mi) south-west respectively of the municipal seats of Karoonda and Loxton.[5][1]

"Mantung" is reported as the Aboriginal name of a waterhole in the area. A school opened there in 1921 and closed in 1944.[10]

Mantung was one of the towns along the Waikerie railway line after it opened in 1914. The town was surveyed in 1915.[11] Despite the railway closing around 1990, the town hall has continued to be used by the community.[12]

The historic Elizabeth Well Ruins are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[13][14]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Mantung had a population of 21 people.[2]

Mantung 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.[8][6][7][1]

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  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mantung". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Styles, A.W. (8 July 1915). "TOWN OF MANTUNG" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 28. 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. ^ a b c "Postcode for Mantung, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "District of Chaffey (map)". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  7. ^ a b "District of Hammond (map)". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  8. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Barker, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c "Summary (climate) statistics CALIPH (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  10. ^ "Manning index of South Australian placenames". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Placename Details: Mantung (LOCB)". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 4 March 2010. SA0042575. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  12. ^ Elizabeth Anderson (20 October 2014). "Mantung marks 100 years". Stock Journal. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Elizabeth Well including Water Tank, Drinking Troughs and Cottage (ruin)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Search result(s) for Mantung, 5308". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2016.