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Haslam, South Australia

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Haslam
South Australia
Coordinates

32°30′0″S 134°12′0″E / 32.50000°S 134.20000°E / -32.50000; 134.20000Coordinates: 32°30′0″S 134°12′0″E / 32.50000°S 134.20000°E / -32.50000; 134.20000

Population 50
Established 1893
Postcode(s) 5680
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Location 45 km (28 mi) north-west of Streaky Bay
LGA(s) District Council of Streaky Bay
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey

Haslam is a small coastal village located 45 km north-west of Streaky Bay. Situated next to the sheltered waters of Streaky Bay, Haslam is a common stop off for campers as they make their way across the Nullarbor Plain. The town itself has no major industrial or commercial connections anymore and contains limited resources including a camping ground and the town jetty.

History

Haslam was established in 1893 as a deep sea port to allow the shipping of supplies of machinery and food to the local settlers, as well as providing transport of local products to other parts of the state. When road transport took over in the 1960s, this service died out. The town was proclaimed on 9 October 1913 [1] and takes its name from William Haslam (born on 2 April 1850 in Bolton, then in the English county of Lancashire), who arrived in South Australia in 1869. In 1891, he was elected as the north-east representative of the Legislative Council, a position he held until his death in 1898.[1]

Haslam had a post office (originally a receiving office under the name Port Haslam) from 1913.[2] The area is now served by a community postal agency.

The 1410-ft town jetty was originally built in 1912 to allow ships access to the coast, but is now half that length and serves as a popular fishing jetty.

The Haslam Township School opened in 1920, before having its name changed to "Maildaburra" in 1921. A new school was built in 1930, and was renamed "Haslam". The school finally closed on the opening of Miltaburra Area School, South Australia| near Wirrulla in 1983, and now serves as a museum.

References

External links

  • Streaky Bay Council
  • about Streaky Bay and surrounding districts

Template:District Council of Streaky Bay localities

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