Middleton, South Australia

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South Australia
Middleton sunset.jpg
Middleton sunset
Middleton is located in South Australia
Coordinates35°30′38″S 138°42′23″E / 35.510463°S 138.706496°E / -35.510463; 138.706496Coordinates: 35°30′38″S 138°42′23″E / 35.510463°S 138.706496°E / -35.510463; 138.706496[1]
Population1,156 (2016 census)[2]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACDT (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Alexandrina Council[1]
RegionFleurieu and Kangaroo Island[4]
State electorate(s)Finniss[5]
Federal Division(s)Mayo[6]
Mean max temp[7] Mean min temp[7] Annual rainfall[7]
20.9 °C
70 °F
11.9 °C
53 °F
386.3 mm
15.2 in
Localities around Middleton:
Mount Jagged Currency Creek Currency Creek
Mount Jagged
Port Elliot
Middleton Goolwa
Goolwa Beach
Port Elliot Encounter Bay Encounter Bay
Adjoining localities[1]

Middleton is a town in South Australia on the eastern end of the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is found between the towns of Port Elliot and Goolwa.

Middleton is a holiday and tourist destination with a popular surf beach. Some southern right whales calve and mate in the waters off Middleton's beaches and can be viewed from Middleton Point or Bashams Beach during the whale watching season (June or July to October). Australian sea lions can be seen resting on beaches.

Middleton has many holiday homes and a caravan park. It also has two doctors' surgeries, a pharmacy, a surf school, general store, hotel, bakery, hairdresser, antique shop, manufacturing jeweller, beautician and a high quality restaurant. It has two playgrounds, tennis courts and an art and craft centre.

The land on which the original homes of Middleton stand was purchased by Lt Col Thomas Higgins in 1849 who named the town after a Middleton in Ireland. The original inhabitants of the area were the Ngarrindjeri people and at least three burial sites are said to be situated around the town, one of which has been built over by a commercial entity.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Middleton had a population of 1156.[2]

Middleton is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government area of the Alexandrina Council.[6][5][1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search results for 'Middleton, LOCB' with the following datasets being selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Counties', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas', 'Postcodes', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Middleton (SA) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Postcode for Middleton, South Australia". postcodes-australia.com. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Fleurieu Kangaroo Island SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b "District of Finniss Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Humby, Peter; Peake, Archibald John (1999), Middleton, South Australia : history at a glance, 1849-1999, P. Humby, ISBN 978-0-646-38159-6