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Warramboo, South Australia

South Australia

33°14′24″S 135°35′42″E / 33.24000°S 135.59500°E / -33.24000; 135.59500Coordinates: 33°14′24″S 135°35′42″E / 33.24000°S 135.59500°E / -33.24000; 135.59500

Population 248[1]
Postcode(s) 5650
LGA(s) Wudinna District Council
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
 ? ? 300-400mm mm
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Warramboo (wɔrˑræmˑbʉː) is a settlement on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.[2] Warramboo is located 189 kilometres (117 mi) north of Port Lincoln on the Tod Highway and Port Lincoln-Thevenard railway line. The railway line was constructed from 1907-1915 C.E. to facilitate the development of the cereal industry on the Peninsula.[3] The grain silos remain a distinctive local landmark of the town today. At the 2006 census, Warramboo and the surrounding area had a population of 248.[1]

The district of Warramboo is located within the Wudinna District Council. A public school was constructed at Warramboo during early European settlement and remained a source of education for children of 5–12 years old from 1920 until its closure in 2002. The town hall was also constructed in the 1920s. The original wood and iron hall was demolished and a new stone hall constructed in its place in 1934.[4]

The township of Warramboo has little in the way of services, with no shops or petrol stations. The local post office [Post Code; 5650] still services the local community.

The local Australian rules football team (Central Eyre Football Club) was formed from an amalgamation of the Warramboo and Kyancutta Football Clubs in 1986. The Central Eyre Football Club is one of 6 teams in the Mid West Football League.

The traditional inhabitants of the Warramboo district and much of the South-West region of Eyre Peninsula are the Nawu/Nauo people. The word 'warramboo' means 'a lake/place of water', referring to the prevalence of samphire swamps in the region.[5]


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