Redhill, South Australia
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|Population||217 (2006 census) (2006 Census)|
|LGA(s)||Port Pirie Regional Council|
Redhill was established in the late nineteenth century under the name of Broughton, with a hotel, blacksmith, general store and other businesses built within the township. A primary school operated in the town for many years. Several churches were also built in the township and there is also a cemetery on the town's south eastern outskirts. The town now has a small museum opposite the hotel (Eureka Hotel), located in the former District Council of Redhill offices.
It was renamed as Redhill in 1940.
Redhill was for many years the terminus of a broad gauge branch railway that was meant to continue to Port Pirie to connect directly with the standard gauge Trans-Australian Railway. This link was completed in 1938, resulting in a rare triple gauge yard. In the 1980s, when more lines were converted to standard gauge, the Redhill line was diverted to Crystal Brook.
The Princes Highway bypasses the town with a petrol station situated between the road and the township.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Redhill (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
- "NEW TOWN NAMES APPROVED". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 26 July 1940. p. 10. Retrieved 5 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Redhill Geological Site". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
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