Stenhouse Bay, South Australia

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Stenhouse Bay
South Australia
Yorke Peninsula 024.jpg
Stenhouse Bay is located in South Australia
Stenhouse Bay
Stenhouse Bay
Coordinates 35°17′0″S 136°56′0″E / 35.28333°S 136.93333°E / -35.28333; 136.93333Coordinates: 35°17′0″S 136°56′0″E / 35.28333°S 136.93333°E / -35.28333; 136.93333[1]
Established 1920
Postcode(s) 5575[2]
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location 156 km (97 mi) from Adelaide city centre[2]
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder[3]
Federal Division(s) Grey[4]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.4 °C
69 °F
13 °C
55 °F
443 mm
17.4 in

Stenhouse Bay is a place in the Australian state of South Australia near the south-west extremity of the Yorke Peninsula located in the gazetted locality of Inneston about 156 kilometres (97 mi) west of the state capital of Adelaide.[2]

Naming

Stenhouse Bay was named after Andrew Stenhouse who was a principal of the Permasite Manufacturing Co Pty Ltd which held “leases for the harvesting of gypsum north of Cape Spencer.”[5]

Since 1999, it has been located within the locality of Inneston.[6] Its official status as of 2013 is that of a ‘locality unbounded’ which is listed on the South Australian place name gazetteer with the advice that it is “not to be used as an address.”[1]

History

Gypsum works

The Waratah Gypsum Company had works here for the quarrying and exporting of rock gypsum. Gypsum after being washed, roasted and ground, was used in the manufacturing of plaster of paris and cement. The quality of the gypsum in this area was exceptionally high class and most of Australia's needs were supplied from here.

The Waratah Gypsum Company closed its works and the town was sold to the South Australian Government which demolished the town except for the few houses required for the rangers of the National Parks and Wildlife Organization who look after Innes National Park.

National park

Weather station

Stenhouse Bay has been the site of an automatic weather station since 20 November 1995.[7]

Climate

Climate data for Stenhouse Bay, Inneston, South Australia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 44.0
(111.2)
44.0
(111.2)
41.2
(106.2)
36.2
(97.2)
29.8
(85.6)
25.8
(78.4)
21.8
(71.2)
27.0
(80.6)
30.7
(87.3)
35.2
(95.4)
39.9
(103.8)
41.3
(106.3)
44.0
(111.2)
Average high °C (°F) 25.1
(77.2)
24.9
(76.8)
23.3
(73.9)
21.0
(69.8)
18.7
(65.7)
16.3
(61.3)
15.5
(59.9)
16.3
(61.3)
18.2
(64.8)
20.0
(68)
22.0
(71.6)
23.1
(73.6)
20.4
(68.7)
Average low °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
17.1
(62.8)
16.0
(60.8)
14.1
(57.4)
12.1
(53.8)
10.2
(50.4)
9.2
(48.6)
9.4
(48.9)
10.5
(50.9)
11.7
(53.1)
13.7
(56.7)
15.0
(59)
13.0
(55.4)
Record low °C (°F) 11.2
(52.2)
11.1
(52)
10.1
(50.2)
6.8
(44.2)
4.8
(40.6)
3.5
(38.3)
3.4
(38.1)
2.9
(37.2)
4.2
(39.6)
5.0
(41)
8.1
(46.6)
8.6
(47.5)
2.9
(37.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 12.8
(0.504)
16.5
(0.65)
22.2
(0.874)
27.8
(1.094)
52.7
(2.075)
73.4
(2.89)
68.2
(2.685)
57.9
(2.28)
43.9
(1.728)
29.2
(1.15)
21.3
(0.839)
17.1
(0.673)
447.7
(17.626)
Average rainy days 4.3 3.6 6.2 9.3 15.4 18.4 19.4 19.0 14.9 9.7 7.3 6.6 136.7
Source: Bureau of Meteorology[8]

Innes Park Trading Post and Rhino's Tavern

After almost 60 years, the shop at Stenhouse Bay, trading in recent years as Innes Park Trading Post and Rhino’s Tavern, was demolished before Christmas in 2013.

The iconic trading post and tavern was closed and fenced off just before the peak Christmas period. Park visitors must now travel 5km out of the park back to Marion Bay for fuel, camping goods and a restaurant meal. The closure meant the department lost between $30,000 and $50,000 in annual lease revenue.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Search result for "STENHOUSE BAY (LOCU)" (Record no SA0032098) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas" and "Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Stenhouse Bay, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Goyder electorate boundaries as of 2014". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Place Names of South Australia - S". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Search result for "INNESTON (LOCB)" (Record no SA0032098) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas", "Development Plan Layers", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Hundreds"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Basic Climatological Station Metadata for Stenhouse Bay (station 022049)" (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Stenhouse Bay". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
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