Spalding, South Australia
The former "District Council of Spalding" council chambers
|Population||212 (2006 census)|
|Established||1885 (district council proclaimed)|
|Elevation||309 m (1,014 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Northern Areas Council|
Spalding is presumed to be named after the market town of Spalding, Lincolnshire in the UK.
Prior to 1869, there were five sheep runs in the Spalding area: Bundaleer, Booborowie, Canowie, Hill River and Bungaree. From this date the Spalding area was made available to farmers and a farming-centred community grew.
On 30 July 1885 the District Council of Spalding was proclaimed and in 1925 a post office was built in Spalding.
Spalding was serviced by a broad gauge railway line through the Clare Valley from Adelaide from its construction in 1922 until the last train in 1978. The railway bridge in Spalding was listed on the state Heritage Register in 1993.
Features of interest
- The Heysen Trail runs past Spalding, which is approximately the midpoint of the 1200 km walking route.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Spalding (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
- "Spalding". Spalding Management Committee. Retrieved on 2009-06-24
- "The declining years of the Clare Railway". Riesling Trail. The Wilson Vineyard. Retrieved 2006-10-28.
- "Heysen Trail: Southern Guide: Cape Jervis to Spalding". Government of South Australia - Department for Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
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