Worlds End, South Australia

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Worlds End
South Australia
Former Wesleyan Methodist Church, World's End.JPG
The former Wesleyan Methodist Church at World's End
Worlds End is located in South Australia
Worlds End
Worlds End
Coordinates33°48′S 139°00′E / 33.8°S 139°E / -33.8; 139Coordinates: 33°48′S 139°00′E / 33.8°S 139°E / -33.8; 139
Postcode(s)5381
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location
LGA(s)Regional Council of Goyder
State electorate(s)Stuart
Federal Division(s)Grey
Localities around Worlds End:
Burra Baldina Burra Eastern Districts
Worlds End Bundey
Emu Downs Hallelujah Hills Bright

Worlds End is a locality 18 km southeast of Burra in South Australia. It also includes the area formerly known as Lapford.[1]

The area was originally the territory of the Ngadjuri people.[2] The government town of Lapford was surveyed in June 1877 around the Burra Creek, but never developed. Some blocks at Lapford were eventually sold in 1941, but the town was declared to have ceased to exist on 13 December 1962.[3][4]

Worlds End Creek Post Office opened on 1 November 1876 and closed on 31 May 1971.[5] Worlds End Creek School opened in 1888 and closed on 2 September 1944 due to a lack of teachers available.[6][7] The Wesleyan Methodist church building was opened in 1889 and closed in 1975. It was used as a school for part of its history.[8] Worlds End once had its own cricket and tennis teams.[4]

The locality of Worlds End includes the Mimbara Conservation Park.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placename Details: Worlds End". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, transport and Infrastructure. 1 July 2010. SA0024864. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ Emmaus to Worlds End: a history of the Robertstown Council Area. "The Area - Its Settlement and Development": District Council of Robertstown. 1986.
  3. ^ "Search result(s) for Lapford, Gtwn". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Emmaus to Worlds End: a history of the Robertstown Council Area. District Council of Robertstown. 1986. p. 130.
  5. ^ "Worlds End Creek". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ Emmaus to Worlds End: a history of the Robertstown Council Area. "Schools: Worlds End Creek School": District Council of Robertstown. 1986.
  7. ^ "Worlds End School Children Travel to Burra". Burra Record (SA : 1878 - 1954). SA: National Library of Australia. 24 July 1945. p. 1. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  8. ^ "The Churches - World's End". Burra History. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  9. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Mimbara Conservation Park) Proclamation 2015". South Australian Proclamations and Notices. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2016.