Prior to 1869, there were five sheep runs in the Spalding area: Bundaleer, Booborowie, Canowie, Hill River and Bungaree. From this date, the Spalding area was made available to farmers and a farming-centred community grew.
Features of interest
- The Heysen Trail runs past Spalding, which is approximately the midpoint of the 1200 km walking route.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Spalding (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
- "Spalding". Spalding Management Committee. Retrieved on 2009-06-24
- "The declining years of the Clare Railway". Riesling Trail. The Wilson Vineyard. Retrieved 28 October 2006.
- "Spalding Railway Bridge over the River Broughton [Concrete Arch]". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "Bundaleer Reservoir Tower, Two Aqueducts, Three Weirs, Channel Systems and Reservoir Keeper's House". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "Spalding, 5454". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "Heysen Trail: Southern Guide: Cape Jervis to Spalding". Government of South Australia - Department for Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 24 June 2009.