Point Turton, South Australia

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Point Turton
South Australia
Point Turton November 2007.JPG
Part of Point Turton
Point Turton is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Point Turton
Point Turton
Coordinates34°56′49″S 137°21′11″E / 34.94694°S 137.35306°E / -34.94694; 137.35306Coordinates: 34°56′49″S 137°21′11″E / 34.94694°S 137.35306°E / -34.94694; 137.35306
Established1876[verification needed]
LGA(s)Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s)Narungga[4]
Federal division(s)Grey[5]
Localities around Point Turton:
Spencer Gulf[6] Spencer Gulf[6] Spencer Gulf[6]
Point Souttar[6] Point Turton Warooka[6]
Warooka[6] Warooka[6] Warooka[6]

Point Turton is a coastal town 114 kilometres (71 mi) west of Adelaide, South Australia.[3] It is located in the Yorke Peninsula Council.


The town was named by a marine surveyor, Captain John Hutchinson, as a commemoration of a double wedding of two daughters of the then Governor of South Australia, Dominick Daly, at Government House. In August 1866, Daly's youngest daughter, artist Caroline Louisa Daly, married Henry Hobhouse Turton, manager of the Savings Bank of South Australia, while the eldest daughter, Joanna, married John Souttar,[7] Manager of the Bank of Adelaide.[8]


The 2016 Census recorded the resident population of Point Turton to be 305 people. Of these, 56.3% were male and 43.7% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (262 people, or 85.9%) are of Australian birth, with the largest international population being of English origin.[1]

The age distribution of Point Turton residents is skewed higher than the greater Australian population. 77.9% of residents were over 25 years in 2016, compared to the Australian average of 68.8%; and 22.1% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 31.2%.[1]


The Point Turton General Store is the main shopping facility in the town.[citation needed]

The Tavern on Turton is a hotel that opened in 2007.[citation needed]

The town also has a caravan park and some holiday cottages houses along the beachfront.[citation needed]


Tavern on Turton opened in mid-2007

Point Turton is notable for its fishing, being regularly featured on fishing programs.[verification needed]

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  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Point Turton (UCL)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Point Turton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Point Turton, South Australia". Postcodes-Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  4. ^ Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "New Ward Structure 2014". Yorke Peninsula Council. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Daly family: Summary Record [PRG 1513] • Mixed material". [Photograph collection]. State Library of South Australia. 1999. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Point Turton". South Australia.com. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009.

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