Parrakie, South Australia

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Parrakie
South Australia
Parrakie church.jpg
Parrakie Lutheran Church on Price Street
Parrakie is located in South Australia
Parrakie
Parrakie
Coordinates 35°22′S 140°15′E / 35.367°S 140.250°E / -35.367; 140.250Coordinates: 35°22′S 140°15′E / 35.367°S 140.250°E / -35.367; 140.250
Established 1907
Postcode(s) 5301
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Location 26 km (16 mi) W of Lameroo
LGA(s) Southern Mallee District Council
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Parrakie:
Marama
Geranium Parrakie Lameroo
Coonalpyn Tintinara Ngarkat
Footnotes Elevation[1]

Parrakie, South Australia is a small town on the Mallee Highway and Pinnaroo railway line approximately 26 kilometres west of Lameroo. The name is derived from the Aboriginal word perki which means cave or limestone sink hole. The town was surveyed in 1907.[2]

The town is surrounded by large properties growing mostly cereal grains and livestock.

There is a Lutheran Church, town hall, post office and payphone. There is also a cricket club and tennis courts on the other side of the railway line, south of the town. A primary school opened in 1910 and closed in 1964.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placename Details: Parrakie Railway Station". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 9 April 2008. SA0053679. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Placename Details: Parrakie (LOCB)". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 4 March 2010. SA0053674. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 

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