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Emu Bay, South Australia

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Established  1882
Time zone  ACST (UTC+9:30)
Postal code  5223
Lga  Kangaroo Island Council
Postcode(s)  5223
Founded  1882
Local time  Friday 7:21 PM
Federal division  Division of Mayo
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Population  2034 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Kingscote”) (2011 census)
Location  124 km (77 mi) south-west of Adelaide 13 km (8 mi) west of Kingscote
Region  Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Weather  19°C, Wind SE at 16 km/h, 73% Humidity

Emu Bay (known as Maxwell from 1882 to 1941) is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia on the north coast of Kangaroo Island located about 124 kilometres (77 mi) south-west of the state capital of Adelaide and about located about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west of the municipal seat of Kingscote.

Map of Emu Bay SA 5223, Australia

It is a small town of 97 allotments with an even mix of permanent and holiday homes. The town has no shops or mains water supply. Emu Bay is known as a popular swimming beach, and is one of few on Kangaroo Island where vehicles are permitted.

A small jetty dates to 1918. Originally 109 metres (358 ft) long, it allowed ketches such as Karatta to tie up to load cargoes, while a nearby fresh water well serviced horses which pulled wagons down to the bay. Until the 1930s, grain, stock and merchandise were taken to and from Kangaroo Island from this jetty.

Emu Bay is also the location of an unusual geological formation named Emu Bay shale.

The coastline from Cape D'Estaing at the west end of the bay known as Emu Bay to Point Marsden in the locality of North Cape in the east is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register as a site of “geological and outstanding palaeontological significance.”

Emu Bay is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

References

Emu Bay, South Australia Wikipedia


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