Wanbi, South Australia

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Wanbi
South Australia
Wanbi is located in South Australia
Wanbi
Wanbi
Coordinates 34°46′03″S 140°18′21″E / 34.7675°S 140.3057°E / -34.7675; 140.3057Coordinates: 34°46′03″S 140°18′21″E / 34.7675°S 140.3057°E / -34.7675; 140.3057
Postcode(s) 5310
Location 56 km (35 mi) NE of Karoonda
LGA(s) District Council of Karoonda East Murray
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Wanbi:
Mantung Caliph Veitch
Mindarie Wanbi Alawoona
Halidon Sandalwood Schell Well

Wanbi is a settlement in South Australia.[1] At the 2006 census, Wanbi had a population of 154.[2]

Wanbi is on the Karoonda Highway and the Loxton railway line. It was passed in 1912 by the Barmera railway line and became the junction where the Moorook railway line branched off in 1925.[3] The contraction of railways in South Australia in the 1980s meant that both of these broad gauge lines closed, except for the branch towards Loxton which was shortened to Tookayerta and converted to standard gauge. That line also ceased to be used from July 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2905.0 – Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wanbi (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Moorook Railway". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 12 September 1925. p. 52. Retrieved 27 June 2014.