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
Coordinates34°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
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.
Adelaide Miethke

Adelaide Laetitia "Addie" Miethke, (8 June 1881 – 4 February 1962), was a South Australian educator and teacher who was pivotal in the formation of the School of the Air using the existing Royal Flying Doctor Service radio network.


Manoora may refer to:

Manoora, South Australia, a town in the Mid North region of South Australia

Manoora, Queensland, a suburb of Cairns

HMAS Manoora, either of two former ships of the Royal Australian Navy:

HMAS Manoora (F48), a passenger liner requisitioned by the RAN in 1939 for use as an armed merchant cruiser and later a landing ship, and returned to her owners in 1949

HMAS Manoora (L 52), an amphibious transport ship acquired from the United States in 1994 and decommissioned in 2011

Waterloo Wind Farm

Waterloo wind farm is based east of Manoora, South Australia. It is the largest wind farm operated by EnergyAustralia.

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