Overland Corner

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Overland Corner
South Australia
Overland Corner is located in South Australia
Overland Corner
Overland Corner
Coordinates 34°09′S 140°20′E / 34.15°S 140.34°E / -34.15; 140.34Coordinates: 34°09′S 140°20′E / 34.15°S 140.34°E / -34.15; 140.34
Established 1859[1]
Postcode(s) 5330
Location
  • 68 km (42 mi) east of Morgan
  • 21 km (13 mi) northwest of Barmera
LGA(s) Berri Barmera Council
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Overland Corner:
Taylorville Station Hawks Nest Station
Devlins Pound Overland Corner Monash
Wigley Flat Kingston On Murray Barmera, Cobdogla

Overland Corner is a settlement on the Murray River in the Riverland area of South Australia, near Barmera and Cobdogla. The area had traditionally been used as an aboriginal camping ground and was then used by drovers taking stock from New South Wales to Adelaide.[2][3]

When the New South Wales gold rush began in 1851, Overland Corner developed as a point where timber was supplied to fuel paddle steamers taking prospectors up the Murray River. A small police post was established in Overland Corner in 1855, built by Edward Bate Scott. It closed in 1894. A school was opened and remained open until at least 1904.[2]

The historic Overland Corner Hotel was built in 1859.[1] It closed in 1897 but still stands, reopened in 1965, at the centre of what is now the National Trust of Australia's Overland Corner Reserve.[4] It is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Placename Details: Overland Corner Hotel". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Government of South Australia. 18 September 2012. SA0052783. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Overland Corner & The Brand Family". Flinders Ranges Research. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Placename Details: Overland Corner". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Government of South Australia. 6 May 2013. SA0052782. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Overland Corner Reserve". National Trust of Australia. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Overland Corner Hotel". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 

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