Palmer, South Australia

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Palmer
South Australia
Palmer lutheran church.jpg
Palmer Lutheran Church
Palmer is located in South Australia
Palmer
Palmer
Coordinates 34°51′07″S 139°09′36″E / 34.852°S 139.160°E / -34.852; 139.160Coordinates: 34°51′07″S 139°09′36″E / 34.852°S 139.160°E / -34.852; 139.160
Population 329 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1860s
Postcode(s) 5237
LGA(s) Mid Murray Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Palmer:
Mount Pleasant Milendella
Tungkillo Palmer Apamurra
Rockleigh Tepko Mannum
Footnotes [2]

Palmer is a town just east of the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia along the Adelaide-Mannum Road, 70 kilometres east-north-east of the state capital, Adelaide and 15 km west-north-west of Mannum (34°51′S 139°9′E / 34.850°S 139.150°E / -34.850; 139.150). It is located in the Mid Murray Council local government area. At the 2006 census, Palmer had a population of 329.[1]

Palmer is sited on the western confines of the indigenous Ngaralta people. The first European explorers through the Palmer district were Dr George Imlay and John Hill in January 1838.[3]

Earlier known as "Reedy Creek", the town was named after Colonel George Palmer, a South Australian Colonisation Commissioner.[4] It was settled in the 1860s as a mining and agricultural settlement.

At the ABS 2001 census, Palmer had a population of 305 people living in 124 dwellings.

Palmer has a primary school, a general store, hotel[5] and a Lutheran Church[6] of which Carl Heinrich Loessel was the first pastor, from 22 May 1869 before the church was built, succeeded by the long-serving Pastor Kuss.[7]

There are some nearby rock formations.

Heritage listings[edit]

Palmer has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Palmer (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Placename Details: Palmer (LOCB)". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 26 March 2007. SA0053022. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ "SOUTH AUSTRALIA". The Australian. 27 March 1838. p. 3.
  4. ^ Place Names of South Australia, State Library of South Australia. Accessed 9 July 2006.
  5. ^ White Pages Online. Accessed 18 June 2006.
  6. ^ Lutheran Church of Australia. Accessed 7 April 2007
  7. ^ "St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Palmer". The Mount Barker Courier And Onkaparinga And Gumeracha Advertiser. 48, (2548). South Australia. 27 September 1929. p. 5. Retrieved 5 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Granite Boulders Area Geological Site". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Palmer Police Station & Cells". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Kitticoola Mine". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Homestead Complex, including main house, two cottages, shearing shed, stable and piggery". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Reedy Creek Railway Bridge [Concrete Arch]". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.

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