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Division of Grey
Friday 10:40 AM
| 251 km (156 mi) W of Adelaide city centre
15 km (9 mi) N of Port Lincoln|
23°C, Wind N at 3 km/h, 79% Humidity
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
Poonindie is a small township near Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula, South 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.
Poonindie, South Australia Wikipedia
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 Mission Schoolhouse
St Matthew's Anglican Church