Overland Corner

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Overland Corner
South Australia
Overland Corner is located in South Australia
Overland Corner
Overland Corner
Coordinates34°09′12″S 140°20′18″E / 34.153399°S 140.338218°E / -34.153399; 140.338218Coordinates: 34°09′12″S 140°20′18″E / 34.153399°S 140.338218°E / -34.153399; 140.338218[1]
Population50 (2016 census)[2]
Established1859 (settlement)
12 August 1999 (locality)[3][4]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
State electorate(s)Chaffey [6]
Federal Division(s)Barker[7]
Mean max temp[8] Mean min temp[8] Annual rainfall[8]
25.0 °C
77 °F
9.7 °C
49 °F
242.5 mm
9.5 in
Localities around Overland Corner:
Taylorville Station Taylorville Station
Hawks Nest Station
Hawks Nest Station
Devlins Pound Overland Corner Monash
Good Hope Landing Good Hope Landing
Wigley Flat
Kingston On Murray
FootnotesAdjoining localities[1]

Overland Corner is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state’s east about 181 kilometres (112 mi) north-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the municipal seat in Berri.[1][5]

It is located 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.[9][10]

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.[9]

The historic Overland Corner Hotel was built in 1859.[3] It closed in 1897 but still stands, reopened in 1965, at the centre of what is now the National Trust of South Australia's Overland Corner Reserve.[11][12] It is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[13]

Boundaries were created on 12 August 1999 for the "long established name" which included the former Overland Corner Shack Site and the former Lock 3 Shack Site. On 26 April 2013, "unincorporated land" was added to the locality.[1]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Overland Corner had a population of 50 people.[2]

Pooginook is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral district of Chaffey and the local government areas of the Berri Barmera Council and the Pastoral Unincorporated Area.[7][1][6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Search results for "Overland Corner, LOCB" with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Overland Corner (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 December 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Placename Details: Overland Corner Hotel". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Government of South Australia. 18 September 2012. SA0052783. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  4. ^ "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places (in the Berri Barmera Counci)" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 12 August 1999. p. 765. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Postcode for Overland Corner, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Chaffey". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Barker" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "Summary (climate) statistics RENMARK AERO (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Overland Corner & The Brand Family". Flinders Ranges Research. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  10. ^ "Placename Details: Overland Corner". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Government of South Australia. 6 May 2013. SA0052782. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Overland Corner Reserve". National Trust of Australia. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  12. ^ "Search results for "Overland Corner Reserve, Resv" with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Overland Corner Hotel". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.

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