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Glencoe, South Australia

Glencoe
South Australia
Coordinates

37°41′0″S 140°36′0″E / 37.68333°S 140.60000°E / -37.68333; 140.60000Coordinates: 37°41′0″S 140°36′0″E / 37.68333°S 140.60000°E / -37.68333; 140.60000

Population 665 [1]
Established 1844
Postcode(s) 5291 [2][3]
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Area 45 km2 (17.4 sq mi)
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Mayor Mark Braes
Location
LGA(s) Wattle Range Council
Council seat Millicent
Region Limestone Coast
County Grey
State electorate(s) MacKillop
Federal Division(s) Barker
Wattle Range Council logo.png
Website
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
18.9 °C
66 °F
8.1 °C
47 °F
850 mm
33.5 in

Glencoe is a small town in South Australia, Australia located approximately 25 km west of Mount Gambier. In its heyday the township was divided into Glencoe and Glencoe West.[4][5]

History

First established in 1844 by Edward and Robert Leake as a sheep sheering station, the Leake brothers named the settlement after Glen Coe, Scotland where the infamous Massacre of Glencoe took place in 1692. Originally from Tasmania, they brought with them the Saxon Merino sheep and then later built the Glencoe Woolshed in 1863 which still stands today as it was and now serves as a museum.[6]

Economy

Surrounding Glencoe are pine tree plantations used in the production of paper pulp and for the supply to sawmills in the area. Sheep and cattle farming is also a strong part of the economy.

Education

The town has one R-7 primary school and one pre-school, Glencoe Central Primary School and Glencoe & District Kindergarten.

Sport

The single main sporting complex in Glencoe caters for multiple sporting leagues and activities including Australian Rules Football, cricket, netball and tennis. The facilities include: an oval, shared cricket and football clubrooms, football change rooms, shared tennis and netball clubrooms and change rooms.

The Glencoe Football Club which is a part of the Mid South Eastern Football League has 4 teams; A-Grade, B-Grade, Senior Colts and Junior Colts. Glencoe was also a founding member of the league when it was established in 1936.

Politics

Glencoe is part of the Wattle Range Council local government area.

References

External links

  • Wattle Range Council web site


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