Parham, South Australia

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South Australia
Parham is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°25′51″S 138°15′30″E / 34.43083602°S 138.25847106°E / -34.43083602; 138.25847106Coordinates: 34°25′51″S 138°15′30″E / 34.43083602°S 138.25847106°E / -34.43083602; 138.25847106[1]
Population216 (2016 census)[2]
Established27 July 1876 (town)
24 October 1996 (locality)[1]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Adelaide Plains Council[1]
State electorate(s)Narungga[4]
Federal Division(s)Wakefield[5]
Localities around Parham:
Gulf St Vincent Windsor Windsor
Gulf St Vincent Parham Windsor
Gulf St Vincent Webb Beach Dublin
FootnotesAdjoining localities[1]

Parham (also known as Port Parham in some sources) is a town and a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the eastern coastline of Gulf St Vincent about 63 kilometres (39 miles) north-northwest of the state capital of Adelaide.[1]

Parham was proclaimed as a government town on 7 July 1876 with its boundaries being extended on 24 January 1980.[1] The boundaries for the locality of same name and which includes the extent of the government town were proclaimed on 24 October 1996.[1][6][7] It is reported as being named after John Pocock Parham,[8] an early settler who arrived in South Australia in 1839. It was also historically known locally as Dublin Beach.[9] It was known as the Dublin landing place as early as 1871.[10] with shipping recorded from 1870s.[11][12]Prior to the Government Town and well before the railway reaching Calomba and Long Plains, Parham was the site of a major port for shipping grain to Port Adelaide from the Northern Adelaide Plains.[10]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Parham had a population of 216 people.[13][14]

Parham is located within the federal Division of Wakefield, the state electoral district of Narungga, and the local government area of the Adelaide Plains Council.[1]>[4][5]

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  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Parham". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Parham, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Wakefield" (PDF). ustralian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  6. ^ "State Library of South Australia" (PDF). 13 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Parham". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  8. ^ Praite, R (1970). Place Names of South Australia. Rigby. ISBN 0 85179 083 6.
  9. ^ "MEETING AT DUBLIN". South Australian Register. XLI, (9291). South Australia. 24 August 1876. p. 1 (SUPPLEMENT TO THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER). Retrieved 1 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ a b "PORT PARHAM". Adelaide Observer. 2 December 1876. p. 9. Retrieved 17 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia."Port Parham".
  11. ^ "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE". South Australian Register. XL, (8950). 22 July 1875. p. 4. Retrieved 17 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ Collins, Neville C (2005), The jetties of South Australia : past and present, Neville Collins, p. 149, ISBN 978-0-9580482-2-4
  13. ^ "BOATING TRAGEDY". The Chronicle. LX, (3, 121). South Australia. 15 June 1918. p. 20. Retrieved 17 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ "Mallala then and now – Port Parham".