Peterborough - SA

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -32.97205 138.84073
DMS: 32º 58' 19.38" S 138º 50' 26.62" E
UTM: 54 H 6349742mN 298207mE
Altitude: 537m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

218.18kms North of Adelaide - Driving 261 km (3 hours 7 mins)
772.93kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 972 km (10 hours 14 mins)

Address & Contact

2 Edith St
Peterborough SA 5422
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Information

Peterborough, (or Petersburg as it was known until 1918) was settled to service the agricultural and pastoral endeavours of the 1870s. A Mr William Heathersay was the first person to start a business venture up, when in 1878 he built a blacksmith shop. Several other ventures by other people soon followed. There are two theories as to how the town got its name. One is that it was named after Mr Peter Doecke, the original owner of the land on which the town was built. The other, that it was named after 'Peters Store', the first General Store in town.
Unfortunately the railways has all but left the town but the assets and memories of that great steam era has been preserved at Steamtown which is situated in the original railway workshops at the western end of the town.

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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Yongala
Distance from Peterborough 10.62km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.830.127.122.017.113.612.814.417.921.825.828.6
Mean Min. °C13.413.410.77.24.52.82.22.64.06.19.211.5
Mean Rain mm22.221.216.524.634.939.639.543.538.233.828.024.4

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