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Established  c.‚ÄČ1845
Light  Eyre
Area  2,173 km (839.0 sq mi)
County of Light
LGA(s)  District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Light Regional Council Barossa Council Regional Council of Goyder

The County of Light is one of the 49 counties of South Australia. It was proclaimed by Governor George Grey in the 1840s and named for Colonel William Light, the first Surveyor-General of South Australia. It covers the modern region of the Barossa Valley including much of the northern Mt Lofty Ranges. It is bounded by the upper Wakefield River in the north, the approximate path of Horrocks Highway in the west, and the Light River in the south.


The County of Lightis divided into the following hundreds:

  • Hundred of Belvidere
  • Hundred of Gilbert
  • Hundred of Julia Creek
  • Hundred of Kapunda
  • Hundred of Light
  • Hundred of Moorooroo
  • Hundred of Nuriootpa
  • Hundred of Saddleworth
  • Hundred of Waterloo
  • References

    County of Light Wikipedia

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