Port Augusta, South Australia

Coordinates: 32°29′33″S 137°45′57″E / 32.49250°S 137.76583°E / -32.49250; 137.76583
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Port Augusta
South Australia
View across Spencer Gulf to Mount Brown
Port Augusta is located in South Australia
Port Augusta
Port Augusta
Coordinates32°29′33″S 137°45′57″E / 32.49250°S 137.76583°E / -32.49250; 137.76583
Population12,788 (UCL 2021)[1]
  • 310 km (193 mi) from Adelaide via
  • 470 km (292 mi) from Ceduna via
  • 540 km (336 mi) from Coober Pedy via
LGA(s)City of Port Augusta
State electorate(s)Stuart[3]
Federal division(s)Grey[5]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
26.3 °C
79 °F
12.2 °C
54 °F
214.1 mm
8.4 in

Port Augusta is a city in South Australia at the top of Spencer Gulf, 322 km north of Adelaide.[6] The first people to live in the area where the indigenous Banggarla or Nuguna people. Matthew Flinders explored the gulf in 1802. Edward Eyre explored the land in 1839 before going north to Lake Eyre. The harbour was set up in 1852 by Alexander Elder and John Grainger.[6] They named it after Lady Augusta Sophia Young, the wife of the Governor of South Australia.[6] Because of its location, the city quickly became an important port, servicing much of the inland of Australia.[6] In 2018 there were 13,799 people living in Port Augusta.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Port Augusta (urban centre and locality)". Australian Census 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Australia Post – Postcode: Port Augusta, SA (26 June 2008)
  3. "District of Stuart Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  4. "District of Giles Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  5. "Profile of the electoral division of Grey (SA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Port Augusta". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  7. "2006 Census QuickStats : Port Augusta (Urban Centre/Locality)". censusdata.abs.gov.au. 2011. Archived from the original on 6 June 2022. Retrieved 16 June 2011.