Williamstown, South Australia

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South Australia
Queen Street, the main street of Williamstown
Williamstown-Village is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°40′0″S 138°53′0″E / 34.66667°S 138.88333°E / -34.66667; 138.88333Coordinates: 34°40′0″S 138°53′0″E / 34.66667°S 138.88333°E / -34.66667; 138.88333
Population 1,432 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1857
Postcode(s) 5351
Elevation 310 m (1,017 ft)
Location 51.7 km (32 mi) East of Adelaide via Australian Alphanumeric State Route A10.svg
LGA(s) Barossa Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.1 °C
68 °F
9.7 °C
49 °F
682.7 mm
26.9 in

Williamstown is a small South Australian village on the fringe of the Barossa Valley wine-growing region and the Adelaide Hills. It is 51 km north east of Adelaide and 16 km south-east of Gawler. Williamstown was originally known as Victoria Creek.[citation needed] The village was laid out in 1858 by Lewis Johnston, or Johnstone, on land he purchased in 1857, and named for his son.[2]

The village has an elevation of 310m and an average rainfall of 680mm. It has a summer average temperature of 31°C with temperatures often reaching mid 40's, and a winter average temperature of 15°C, often dropping below freezing at night.

Williamstown is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Mayo.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). Williamstown (Urban Centre/Locality). 2006 Census Quickstats. Retrieved on 2008-05-29
  2. ^ "Manning index of South Australian placenames". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

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