Tothill Creek is a locality in the Mid North of South Australia. it is in the District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys, 16 kilometres east of Saddleworth. It was named for Charles Tothill, who held land under an occupation licence from 1843.[2] The area was part of Anlaby Station.

The Tothill Creek Primary school opened in 1883. Both it and the post office are now closed.[3] Tothill Creek area had two churches. The Church of England was on a rise on the western side, overlooking the valley, with a cemetery behind it.[4] The Kollyowha Primitive Methodist Church and school was two kilometres north of the Tothill Creek School, but all that remains visible is a couple of headstones. It also had a blacksmith, butcher and Royal Oak Hotel.[5]

A report in the Adelaide Observer in 1866 describes the population as a mixture of German and Irish farmers.[6]


  1. ^ "Placename Details: Tothill Creek (LOCB)". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 1 September 2008. SA0049180. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Place Names of South Australia - T". The Manning Index of South Australia History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Placename Details: Tothill Creek Primary School". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 31 August 2009. SA0035919. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Tothill Creek Cemeteries". Flinders Ranges Research. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ Rowett, Stan. "Heritage Pegs". Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. ^ "ROUND THE NORTH". Adelaide Observer. XXIV (1288). South Australia. 9 June 1866. p. 6. Retrieved 30 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.