Parham, South Australia

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Parham
South Australia
Parham is located in South Australia
Parham
Parham
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)
5 June 1997 (locality)[3][4]
Postcode(s)5501[5]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location
LGA(s)Adelaide Plains Council[1]
RegionBarossa Light and Lower North[1]
CountyGawler[1]
State electorate(s)Narungga[6]
Federal Division(s)Grey[7]
Localities around Parham:
Gulf St Vincent Windsor Windsor
Gulf St Vincent Parham Windsor
Dublin
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 and about 23 kilometres (14 miles) west of the municipal seat of Mallala.[1]

Parham was proclaimed as a government town on 7 July 1876 with its boundaries being extended on 24 January 1980.[3][1][8] The boundaries for the locality of same name and which includes the extent of the government town were proclaimed on 5 June 1997.[4][1][9][10] It is reported as being named after John Pocock Parham,[11] an early settler who arrived in South Australia in 1839. It was also historically known locally as Dublin Beach.[12] It was known as the Dublin landing place as early as 1871.[13] with shipping recorded from 1870s.[14][15]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.[13]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Parham had a population of 216 people.[2]

Today, Parham is a holiday and recreational fishing settlement, famous for blue swimmer crabs.[citation needed] In the past was a port for Ketches shipping grain and for shell grit.[16][17]

Parham is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district Narungga, and the local government area of the Adelaide Plains Council.[1][6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Search result for 'Parham' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Government Towns', 'Counties', 'Local government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". South Australian Government. South Australian Government. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Parham". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b Musgrave Jnr, A. (27 July 1876). "Untitled proclamation re the Township of Parham" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 1438. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b Kentish, P.M. (5 June 1997). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries to Places (in the" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 2803. Retrieved 12 April 2019. assign the names MIDDLE BEACH, TWO WELLS, LOWER LIGHT, KORUNYE, REEVES PLAINS, FISCHER, REDBANKS, MALLALA, DUBLIN, THOMPSON BEACH, WEBB BEACH, PARHAM, WINDSOR, WILD HORSE PLAINS, LONG PLAIN, CALOMBA, GRACE PLAINS and BARABBA to those areas indicated on Rack Plan 802
  5. ^ a b "Parham, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  6. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey, boundary gazetted 20 July 2018". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  8. ^ Rodda, W. Allan (24 January 1980). "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1978: AREA OF TOWN OF PARHAM DIMINISHED—AREA OF TOWN OF PARHAM EXTENDED—PARK LANDS RESUMED—PARK LANDS DEDICATED—RECREATION AND CAMPING RESERVE RESUMED— CAMPING RESERVE RESUMED—PUBLIC RECREATION RESERVE DEDICATED AND SHACK OCCUPATION RESERVE RESERVED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. pp. 147–148. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  9. ^ "State Library of South Australia" (PDF). 13 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Parham". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  11. ^ Praite, R (1970). Place Names of South Australia. Rigby. ISBN 0 85179 083 6.
  12. ^ "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.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  13. ^ a b "PORT PARHAM". Adelaide Observer. 2 December 1876. p. 9. Retrieved 17 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)"Port Parham".
  14. ^ "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE". South Australian Register. XL, (8950). 22 July 1875. p. 4. Retrieved 17 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  15. ^ Collins, Neville C (2005), The jetties of South Australia : past and present, Neville Collins, p. 149, ISBN 978-0-9580482-2-4
  16. ^ "BOATING TRAGEDY". The Chronicle. LX, (3, 121). South Australia. 15 June 1918. p. 20. Retrieved 17 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  17. ^ "Mallala then and now – Port Parham".