Two Wells, South Australia

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Two Wells
South Australia
Two Wells is located in South Australia
Two Wells
Two Wells
Coordinates 34°35′0″S 138°31′0″E / 34.58333°S 138.51667°E / -34.58333; 138.51667Coordinates: 34°35′0″S 138°31′0″E / 34.58333°S 138.51667°E / -34.58333; 138.51667
Population 717 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5501
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
LGA(s) Adelaide Plains Council
State electorate(s) Taylor
Federal Division(s) Division of Wakefield[2]
Localities around Two Wells:
Lower Light Korunye Reeves Plains
Middle Beach Two Wells Lewiston
Port Gawler Buckland Park Virginia

Two Wells is a town approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Adelaide city centre in South Australia adjacent to Port Wakefield Road and passed by the Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line. The first settlers in the area used two aboriginal wells in the area as a freshwater source.[3] The boundaries were officially fixed on 21 June 1990.[4] At the 2006 census, Two Wells had a population of 717.[1]

Two Wells is in the Adelaide Plains Council local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Taylor and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Wakefield.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Two Wells (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  2. ^ "Federal electoral division of Wakefield" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Two Wells". The State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Placename Details: Two Wells". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 2 November 2006. SA0062501. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Williams, B.; (1991), Two Wells - Then and Now: A history of the Hundred of Port Gawler, B/T Publishing, Two Wells, SA (ISBN 0 646 03156 2)
  • Two Wells, Mallala and District History Book Committee, (1985), Life around the Light; a History of the Mallala District Council Area, The Community Development Board of the Council District of Mallala, Mallala, SA (ISBN 0 9588959 0 2)

External links[edit]

  • 'Place Names of South Australia - Two Wells' in The Manning Index of South Australian History, [1], retrieved 27/08/2012.