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.
Redhill was for many years the terminus of a broad gauge branch railway (now the southern part of the Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line) which was meant to continue to Port Pirie to connect directly with the standard gauge Trans-Australian Railway. The 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 16 July 2008.
- "New Town Names Approved". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 26 July 1940. p. 10. Retrieved 5 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Farewell to Mr G. F. Claridge J.P., Redhill". The Areas' Express. Vol. VI, no. 694. South Australia. 11 November 1884. p. 2. Retrieved 7 February 2021 – via National Library of Australia. Claridge ran the general store.
- "Redhill Geological Site". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.