Price, South Australia

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South Australia
General store and post office
Price is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Coordinates 34°17′10″S 137°59′42″E / 34.28611°S 137.99500°E / -34.28611; 137.99500Coordinates: 34°17′10″S 137°59′42″E / 34.28611°S 137.99500°E / -34.28611; 137.99500
Population 256 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1882[2]
Postcode(s) 5570
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
Region Yorke and Mid North[3]
County Daly[2]
State electorate(s) Goyder[4]
Federal Division(s) Grey[5]
Localities around Price:
Clinton Centre[6] Clinton[6]
Winulta/Dowlingville[6][6] Price Gulf St Vincent[6]

Price is a locality and township on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.[7] It is within the Yorke Peninsula Council local government area and is 131 kilometres (81 mi) north west of the centre of state capital, Adelaide.

At the 2006 census, Price and the surrounding district had a population of 256.[1]

History and Development[edit]

The township, which was proclaimed on 3 August 1882, is near the northern boundary of the Hundred of Cunningham.

It was named by Sir William Jervois, Governor of South Australia 1877-83, after his daughter in law, Florence Annie Price, who married John Jervois, his eldest son. She was a daughter of Henry Strong Price, a pioneer pastoralist of the Flinders Ranges. [8]

The principal local industries are grain farming and salt production. In the case of the latter, sea salt is harvested from coastal salt pans.

Tourism facilities are limited to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, established 1886, and a caravan park.

Wills Creek[edit]

Wills Creek, Price, Yorke Peninsula. High tide at dawn.

Although not right on the coast, Price has a causeway running to a mangrove-fringed tidal creek, Wills Creek, which connects it with the sea (Gulf St Vincent). At the end of the causeway there is a public boat ramp. Once outside the creek, fishing is plentiful.[citation needed]

Wills Creek is a very sheltered anchorage for boats and, in earlier times, it was from here that bagged salt and grain was loaded onto ketches for export. These products are now transported in bulk form by road. A 1911 newspaper reported that most of the ketches visiting Price via Wills Creek had, on at least one visit, suffered the inconvenience of being stuck in the mud of the creek at low tide.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Price (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Search result(s) for Price (LOCB) (Record No. SA0056724) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Counties", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Goyder electorate boundaries as of 2014". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Development Plan - Yorke Peninsula Council" (PDF). pp. 232, 336 & 457. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
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  9. ^ "THE COUNTRY. PRICE. October 10.". South Australian Register. Adelaide. 12 October 1911. p. 9. Retrieved 1 August 2016. Most of the ketches calling here have at various times been stuck in the creek at low water and have had to wait, often at great inconvenience, for the tide to refloat them.