Tooperang, South Australia

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Tooperang
South Australia
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Tooperang
Coordinates 35°22′S138°43′E / 35.37°S 138.71°E / -35.37; 138.71 Coordinates: 35°22′S138°43′E / 35.37°S 138.71°E / -35.37; 138.71
Population 377 (2011 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 5255
Location 50 km (31 mi) South of Adelaide
LGA(s) Alexandrina Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island [2]
County County of Hindmarsh
State electorate(s) Finniss [3]
Federal Division(s) Mayo [4]
Mean max tempMean min tempAnnual rainfall
19.6 °C
67 °F
8.0 °C
46 °F
830 mm
32.7 in
Localities around Tooperang:
Nangkita Ashbourne Mount Observation
Mount Compass Tooperang Finniss
Mount Jagged Mosquito Hill Currency Creek
Footnotes [5]

Tooperang is a small town and locality on Fleurieu Peninsula in the Alexandrina Council, South Australia. It includes the Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve. At the 2011 census, the "suburb" of Tooperang (which also included both Mount Jagged and Mosquito Hill) recorded a population of 377 people. [1]

Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia located south of the state capital of Adelaide.

Alexandrina Council Local government area in South Australia

Alexandrina Council is a local government area in the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island region of South Australia. The Alexandrina Council was formed on 1 July 1997 by the amalgamation of the District Council of Port Elliot and Goolwa, the District Council of Strathalbyn and a portion of the District Council of Willunga. The council is divided into five wards: Nangkita Kuitpo, Angas Bremer, Port Elliot Middleton, Strathalbyn and Goolwa Hindmarsh Island.

South Australia State of Australia

South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.7 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684.

The Tooperang Hall on Bull Creek Road hosts the Astronomical Society of South Australia (ASSA) on a regular basis where members take advantage of the geography of the region which blocks light spill from metropolitan Adelaide to create ideal conditions for astronomy. [6] The locality of Tooperang extends west from the town along Cleland Gully Road. [5]

The Astronomical Society of South Australia (ASSA) was founded in 1892 and is the oldest society of its kind in Australia. It is the only representative body for amateur astronomy in the state of South Australia. It holds regular general monthly meetings, frequent meetings for members of specialised groups and has available two observatories, one with a 300mm telescope at The Heights School within easy reach of Adelaide and used primarily for public viewing, and a second at Stockport with 500mm and 450mm telescopes presently in service and a larger 36-inch instrument currently being considered.

Tooperang is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government area of the Alexandrina Council. [4] [3]

Division of Mayo Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Mayo is an Australian electoral division located to the east and south of Adelaide, South Australia. Created in the state redistribution of 3 September 1984, the division is named after Helen Mayo, a social activist and the first woman elected to an Australian University Council. The 9,315 km² rural seat covers an area from the Barossa Valley in the north to Cape Jervis in the south. Taking in the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island regions, its largest population centre is Mount Barker. Its other population centres are Aldgate, Bridgewater, Littlehampton, McLaren Vale, Nairne, Stirling, Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor, and its smaller localities include American River, Ashbourne, Balhannah, Brukunga, Carrickalinga, Charleston, Cherry Gardens, Clarendon, Crafers, Cudlee Creek, Currency Creek, Delamere, Echunga, Forreston, Goolwa, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Houghton, Kersbrook, Kingscote, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal, Macclesfield, McLaren Flat, Meadows, Middleton, Milang, Mount Compass, Mount Pleasant, Mount Torrens, Mylor, Myponga, Normanville, Norton Summit, Oakbank, Penneshaw, Piccadilly, Port Elliot, Second Valley, Springton, Summertown, Uraidla, Willunga, Woodchester, Woodside, Yankalilla, and parts of Birdwood, Old Noarlunga and Upper Sturt.

Electoral district of Finniss state electoral district of South Australia

Finniss is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. It is named after B. T. Finniss, the first Premier of South Australia. It covers a 1,004 km2 (388 sq mi) regional area which includes the localities of Back Valley, Currency Creek, Encounter Bay, Finniss, Goolwa, Goolwa Beach, Goolwa North, Goolwa South, Hayborough, Hindmarsh Island, Hindmarsh Tiers, Hindmarsh Valley, Lower Inman Valley, McCracken, Middleton, Mosquito Hill, Mount Compass, Mount Observation, Mundoo Island, Nangkita, Port Eliot, Tooperang, and Victor Harbor; as well as parts of Inman Valley and Waitpinga.

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tooperang (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 August 2014. Blue pencil.svg
  2. "Limestone Coast SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. 1 2 "District of Finniss Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  4. 1 2 "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. 1 2 "Placename Details: Tooperang". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 2 May 2007. SA0010308. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. Tooperang Observing Site - Astronomical Society of South Australia