Moockra, South Australia

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Moockra
South Australia
Moockra is located in South Australia
Moockra
Moockra
Coordinates 32°27′47″S 138°24′50″E / 32.463137°S 138.413851°E / -32.463137; 138.413851[1]
Population 11 (2016 census)[2][a]
Established 13 March 1997[3]
Postcode(s) 5432 [4]
Elevation 442 m (1,450 ft)[5]
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location
LGA(s)
Region Far North
Yorke and Mid North [1]
County Dalhousie
Frome
Granville
Newcastle [1]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Grey[8]
Mean max temp[9] Mean min temp[9] Annual rainfall[9]
25.2 °C
77 °F
10.6 °C
51 °F
308.6 mm
12.1 in
Suburbs around Moockra:
Willochra Kanyaka Cradock
Willochra
Stephenston
Hammond
Moockra Cradock
Yanyarrie
Carrieton
Eurelia
Hammond Hammond
Eurelia
Eurelia
Footnotes Location[1][4]
Adjoining localities[1]

Moockra is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the eastern side of the Flinders Ranges about 274 kilometres (170 mi) north of the state capital of Adelaide and about 47 kilometres (29 mi) north-east and 36 kilometres (22 mi) south-east respectively of the municipal seats of Melrose and Quorn.[1][4]

Boundaries for the locality were created on 13 March 1997 for the part within the District Council of Mount Remarkable, on 25 November 1999 for the part in the Flinders Ranges Council and on 16 December 1999 for the part in the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton.[3][1] Its boundaries include the sites of the Government Towns of Hawkshaw and Moockra. Its name is derived from the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Moockra which is of Aboriginal origin and is ultimately derived from “a large rock on top of a hill” in the locality called the Moockra Tower.[1][10]

The locality consists of the full extent of the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Moockra which itself covers an area of 210 square kilometres (81 sq mi) with parts of the following adjoining hundreds - Boolcunda in the north-west, Palmer to the west, Coonatto to the south, and Yanyarrie and Eurelia to the east.[10]

Moockra is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral districts of Giles and Stuart, and the local government areas of the District Council of Mount Remarkable, the Flinders Ranges Council and the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton.[8][6][7][1]

Government towns within the locality

Moockra, formerly Coonatto

The Government Town of Coonatto was proclaimed on 7 February 1884 and is located in the Hundred of Coonatto to the immediate east of the site of the former Moockra Railway Station which closed on 4 April 1987 and which was a stop on the Peterborough–Quorn railway line. Its name was ‘altered’ to ‘Moockra’ on 20 February 1941. A post office opened in October 1887.[1][5][11][12][13][14]

Hawkshaw

The Government Town of Hawkshaw was proclaimed on 23 November 1882 and is located in Section 49 of the Hundred of Moockra. The South Australian historian, Geoffrey Manning, suggests that it may be named after the English engineer, John Hawkshaw.[15][16]

References

Notes
  1. ^ For the 2016 census, the ‘State Suburb of Moockra’ consisted of the parts of the locality of Moockra located within the District Council of Mount Remarkable and the Flinders Ranges Council. [1]
Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Search results for 'Moockra, LOCB' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Postcode',"Government Towns', 'Counties', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions', 'Land Development Plan Zone Categories' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "State Suburb of Moockra". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Names and Boundaries to Places" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 13 March 1997. p. 1177. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c "Postcode for Moockra, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Search results for 'Moockra Railway Station' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "District of Giles Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  7. ^ a b "Electoral district of Stuart". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  8. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  9. ^ a b c "Climate statistics for HAWKER (nearest station with similar conditions)". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  10. ^ a b "Search results for 'Hundred of Moockra' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Hundreds' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  11. ^ Manning, Geoffrey H. (2012). "Search result for Coonatto" (PDF). A Compendium of the Place Names of South Australia From Aaron Creek to Zion Hill With 54 Complementary Appendices. Geoffrey Manning. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  12. ^ Manning, Geoffrey H. (2012). "Search result for Moockra" (PDF). A Compendium of the Place Names of South Australia From Aaron Creek to Zion Hill With 54 Complementary Appendices. Geoffrey Manning. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  13. ^ "Untitled proclamation under the Crown Lands Consolidation Act re the Town of Coonatto" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 7 February 1884. p. 3817. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  14. ^ "ALTERATION OF NAMES OF TOWNS AND PLACES" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 20 February 1941. p. 225. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  15. ^ Manning, Geoffrey H. (2012). "Search result for Hawkshaw" (PDF). A Compendium of the Place Names of South Australia From Aaron Creek to Zion Hill With 54 Complementary Appendices. Geoffrey Manning. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  16. ^ "Untitled proclamation under the Crown Lands Consolidation Act re the Town of Hawkshaw" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 23 November 1882. p. 3817. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
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