Peterborough - SA



DEG: -32.97205 138.84073
DMS: 32º 58' 19.38" S 138º 50' 26.62" E
UTM: 54 H 6349742mN 298207mE
Altitude: 537m


Place Type

Population - Town


218.18kms North of Adelaide - Driving 261 km (3 hours 7 mins)
772.93kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 972 km (10 hours 14 mins)

Address & Contact

2 Edith St
Peterborough SA 5422
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Peterborough, (or Petersburg as it was known until 1918) was settled to service the agricultural and pastoral endeavours of the 1870s. A Mr William Heathersay was the first person to start a business venture up, when in 1878 he built a blacksmith shop. Several other ventures by other people soon followed. There are two theories as to how the town got its name. One is that it was named after Mr Peter Doecke, the original owner of the land on which the town was built. The other, that it was named after 'Peters Store', the first General Store in town.
Unfortunately the railways have all but left the town but the assets and memories of that great steam era have been preserved at Steamtown which is situated in the original railway workshops at the western end of the town.

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Closest Weather Station

Yongala at 17/09:00am CST
Distance from Peterborough 10.62km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Peterborough 10.62km SW
Mean Max. °C30.830.
Mean Min. °C13.413.410.
Mean Rain mm22.221.216.524.634.939.639.543.538.233.828.024.4

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