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Nairne, South Australia

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South Australia
Nairne SA Main Street.jpg
Main Street, Nairne
Nairne is located in South Australia
Coordinates 35°02′0″S 138°55′0″E / 35.03333°S 138.91667°E / -35.03333; 138.91667Coordinates: 35°02′0″S 138°55′0″E / 35.03333°S 138.91667°E / -35.03333; 138.91667
Population 4,198 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1839
Postcode(s) 5252
LGA(s) District Council of Mount Barker
State electorate(s) Kavel
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Nairne:
Hay Valley Brukunga
Littlehampton Nairne Dawesley
Mount Barker Mount Barker Mount Barker

Nairne is a small township in South Australia, founded by Matthew Smillie in 1839 and named for his wife's family.[2] Nairne is about 7 kilometres (4 mi) from Mount Barker, South Australia, in the federal Division of Mayo and in the state electoral district of Kavel. At the 2011 census, Nairne had a population of 4,198.[1]


Nairne began as a town on Princes Highway, which used to be the main traffic route from Sydney to Adelaide (via Melbourne) before the South Eastern Freeway superseded this section of highway in 1969.

In 2003, the main street was transformed for a section of the movie The Honourable Wally Norman, which was filmed using various areas of the Adelaide Hills, including Mount Barker, Nairne and Lobethal.


Nairne has several shops on the main street, a school, and two churches (CRC and Lutheran). It is about 7 kilometres (4 mi) from the town of Mount Barker and about 5 kilometres (3 mi) from Littlehampton.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Nairne (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 October 2016.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Manning's Placenames of South Australia". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 

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