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Poonindie, South Australia

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Established  1850
Time zone  ACST (UTC+9:30)
Mean max temp  Mean min temp
Postal code  5607
Federal division  Division of Grey
Postcode(s)  5607
State electorate(s)  Flinders
Founded  1850
Local time  Friday 10:40 AM
Poonindie, South Australia
Location  251 km (156 mi) W of Adelaide city centre 15 km (9 mi) N of Port Lincoln
Weather  23°C, Wind N at 3 km/h, 79% Humidity
Lga  District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Poonindie is a small township near Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.


Map of Poonindie SA 5607, Australia

The land upon which it sits was originally the land of the Barngarla people. Poonindie was established in 1850 by the Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide Augustus Short as a mission to Aboriginal people in South Australia.

The original church survives and remains in use today. The township also survives, with a small population. The mission itself has been converted to an Aboriginal reserve and granted to the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Community Council. The land is now used as a small homeland, called Akenta.

Heritage listings

Poonindie has a number of sites associated with the former mission listed on the South Australian Heritage Register, including:

  • Poonindie Mission Bakehouse Complex and Well
  • Poonindie Mission Superintendent's Residence
  • Poonindie Cemetery
  • Poonindie Mission Schoolhouse
  • St Matthew's Anglican Church
  • References

    Poonindie, South Australia Wikipedia

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