Moculta, South Australia

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South Australia
Hill of grace wineyard.jpg
Gnade384 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Moculta”)
Moculta is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°28′12″S 139°07′01″E / 34.4699°S 139.1169°E / -34.4699; 139.1169Coordinates: 34°28′12″S 139°07′01″E / 34.4699°S 139.1169°E / -34.4699; 139.1169
Established 1842
Postcode(s) 5353[1]
LGA(s) Barossa Council
County Light[2]
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.6 °C
71 °F
9.2 °C
49 °F
481.4 mm
19 in
Suburbs around Moculta:
Truro Truro Truro
Moculta Truro
Angaston Angaston
Footnotes Location[1]
Adjoining localities[2]

Moculta is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located about 69 kilometres (43 mi) north-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north-east of the municipal seat of Angaston.[2][1] At the 2006 census, Moculta shared a population of 384 with parts of the neighbouring localities of Angaston and Truro.[4]

The earliest settlers in the area were English, Scottish and Irish migrants. German migrants also came to the area from 1853. They built both the Gruenberg (1859) and Gnadenberg Lutheran churches. The township of Moculta itself was surveyed in 1865 and occupied soon after.[5]

The locality of Grünberg was renamed to Karalta as a consequence of the move to rename "names of enemy origin" during World War I, but has been named back to the anglicised Gruenberg since then. It is now included in Moculta and Penrice[6] Gnadenberg is also now included in Moculta.[7]



  1. ^ For the 2011 census, the ‘State Suburb of Moculta’ consisted of the locality of Moculta and parts of localities of Angaston and Truro.
  1. ^ a b c "Moculta, South Australia (postcode)". Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Search result for "Moculta(Locality Bounded)" (Record no. SA0045474) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics: NURIOOTPA PIRSA (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Moculta". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Moculta". Flinders Ranges Research. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Placename Details: Gruenberg". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 2 November 2012. SA0028183. Retrieved 10 January 2015. Previously spelt as Grunberg. Gruenberg is German meaning green hill. Name altered to Karalta. Gruenberg reinstated. Not to be used as an address and is now incorporated in the bounded localities of Moculta and Penrice. 
  7. ^ "Placename Details: Gnadenberg". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 22 August 2006. SA0004793. Retrieved 10 January 2015.