Penrice, South Australia

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Penrice
South Australia
Penrice is located in South Australia
Penrice
Penrice
Coordinates 34°29′S 139°2′E / 34.483°S 139.033°E / -34.483; 139.033Coordinates: 34°29′S 139°2′E / 34.483°S 139.033°E / -34.483; 139.033
Population 337 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5353
Location 2 km (1 mi) north of Angaston
LGA(s) Barossa Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Penrice:
Stockwell
Light Pass, Nuriootpa Penrice[2] Moculta
Angaston

Penrice is a small town in the Barossa Valley of South Australia, just north of Angaston.

Penrice is the site of a large limestone and marble quarry which was operated by Penrice Soda Products until that company failed. The quarry was bought by Adelaide Brighton Cement as a going concern in July 2014.[3] Penrice quarry Penrice Stone Train was the last customer of the Barossa Valley railway line, but the railway has not been used since Adelaide Brighton bought the quarry.

Penrice was named by Captain Rodda after Penrice, a town in Glamorganshire, Wales. [4]

Penrice is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Barker.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penrice Population on Local Stats". Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Property Location Browser". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Adelaide Brighton buys Penrice Angaston quarry as going concern". ABC News. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Penrice". Placenames Online. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007.