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Orroroo is located approximately 3.5 hours’ drive north of Adelaide and is one-hour east of the regional centre of Port Augusta. The District covers an area of 3,300 square kms with a population of around 860 people (600 in the township of Orroroo), Carrieton is a smaller township (approx.100 people) and there are smaller historical locations of Pekina, Eurelia, Black Rock, Yatina, Morchard, Johnburgh and Belton within the district.
Before European settlement the area was the traditional home of the Adnyamathanha, Ngadjuri, and Nukunu people. The Ngadjuri’s thousand-year-old rock carvings remain along our local Pekina Creek walking trail today and all three groups maintain close ties to their traditional lands.
The District Council of Orroroo and the associated Progress Associations are to be commended for the leadership shown throughout the one hundred and forty-four years of settlement. Orroroo and district owes much of its prosperity to wheat and wool. Even though a large part of the district is outside of Goyder’s line (the infamous line of demarcation of arable and marginal country).
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