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Armagh, South Australia

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Established  1850
Region  Mid North
Postal code  5453
Federal division  Division of Wakefield
Postcode(s)  5453
Founded  1850
Local time  Thursday 12:57 AM
Armagh, South Australia
Population  257 (2006 census) around Emu Flat area (2006 Census)
Location  137 km (85 mi) north of Adelaide 3 km (2 mi) west of Clare
LGA(s)  District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys
Weather  21°C, Wind NE at 0 km/h, 43% Humidity

Armagh is a small historic village in the western Clare Valley, about 137 km north of Adelaide, South Australia.

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Map of Armagh SA 5453, Australia

History

The village was named after the town and county of Armagh in Ireland. It was founded in 1850 to benefit from the new copper mine, operated by the Royal Mining Company at nearby Emu Flat. The mine was built as part of a mania for copper mining prompted by the large copper finds at Burra and Kapunda but, though some mining efforts continued until 1910, was never successful commercially.

The town today

Today the hills around Armagh are known for the production of wine and olive oil. Most of the old town has vanished leaving only a brick kiln, claypit, a few houses and the Miner’s Home Hotel, now a private museum.

References

Armagh, South Australia Wikipedia


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