Stansbury, South Australia

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South Australia
Dalrymple Hotel at Stansbury
Stansbury is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Coordinates 34°55′0″S 137°47′0″E / 34.91667°S 137.78333°E / -34.91667; 137.78333Coordinates: 34°55′0″S 137°47′0″E / 34.91667°S 137.78333°E / -34.91667; 137.78333
Population 543 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5582
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Stansbury:
Minlaton Port Vincent Gulf St. Vincent
Stansbury Gulf St. Vincent
Yorketown Edithburgh, Gulf St. Vincent

Stansbury (postcode 5582) is a small town, located in the southern east coast of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. At the 2011 census, Stansbury had a population of 543.[1] It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Minlaton and 22 kilometres (14 mi) east of Yorketown. It faces the Gulf St Vincent across Oyster Bay, where shellfish were originally harvested in the 19th century. The town has also been a port used in the export of wheat and barley to Adelaide.[2] There is a country-style market which runs each Sunday, and was the first of its kind within the Yorke Peninsula region.[3]


The town was originally known as Oyster Bay, although it was officially proclaimed Stansbury in 1873 by Governor Anthony Musgrave, in honour of a friend.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Stansbury (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  2. ^ South Australia Cities and Towns, 1st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 1995. ISBN 0-7319-0636-5. 
  3. ^ "Stansbury Seaside Markets". 

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