Oodla Wirra, South Australia
Halfway Hotel at Oodla Wirra
|Population||3 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||505 m (1,657 ft)|
|Location||259 km (161 mi) N of Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||District Council of Peterborough|
|Region||Yorke and Mid North|
When the railway was built in 1880, a siding was provided, named Oodla Wirra. Soon after, a town was surveyed near the siding, but it was named Penn. This naming conflict continued until 1940, when the town was renamed Oodla Wirra, to match the railway station.
Oodla Wirra is a former railway town, as it was on the narrow-gauge railway between Port Pirie and Cockburn (where it connected to the Silverton Tramway to Broken Hill). When the Commonwealth Government replaced the narrow gauge line with a standard gauge line, the revised route passed south and east of the town.
A railway guard was killed in a shunting accident in the Oodla Wirra railyards in 1909.
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Oodla Wirra (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
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