Manoora, South Australia

Manoora is a settlement in the Mid North region of South Australia on the Barrier Highway and upper reaches of the Gilbert River.[1] It was also on the Peterborough railway line serving Burra until the line was closed. At the 2006 census, Manoora had a population of 277.[2]

The first Europeans to settle at Manoora, in about 1841, were the sheep pastoralists Edward and William Peter, of Scottish origin. Having established their head station near present Manoora, for a few years the brothers (or cousins) held extensive occupation licences reaching toward the Kapunda and Burra districts.

Manoora is named for another early station in the district owned by A W J Grant. The name is believed to be derived from a native name for a spring or water.[3]

South Australia
Manoora is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°00′02″S 138°49′03″E / 34.0006°S 138.8174°ECoordinates: 34°00′02″S 138°49′03″E / 34.0006°S 138.8174°E
Postcode(s) 5414
LGA(s) Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Frome
Federal Division(s) Division of Wakefield
Localities around Manoora:
Mintaro Stanley Black Springs
Watervale Manoora Waterloo
Auburn Saddleworth Steelton


  1. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Manoora (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Placename Details: Manoora". Property Location Browser. government of South Australia. 1 September 2008. SA0042541. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

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