Normanville, South Australia

Normanville is a coastal town in the Australian state of South Australia on the west coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Location and geography

Normanville is 77 km south of Adelaide, South Australia. It is the largest regional centre on the western side of the Fleurieu Peninsula.[citation needed] It is situated next to the mouth of the Bungala River.

History

The town was established by South Australia's first dentist, Robert Norman, in 1849. General houses for people were built first, followed by the general store, and the hotel. This was quickly followed by the local Government House, which housed the Police Officer, court house, and jail cells. Norman opened the Normanville Hotel in 1851 and a church soon after. The Normanville Hotel became the host of the first district council meeting for the area. The town eventually grew to become a successful wheat exporting area, using the nearby jetty at the current Normanville Beach as a port for ships coming and going. However, with the development of Adelaide as the capital city, it lost its prior importance.[citation needed]

Heritage listings

Normanville includes the following sites listed on the South Australian Heritage Register:

Economy

Normanville's economy is primarily based on and driven by tourism, although primary production is still active in the area.[citation needed] The Normanville Beach, jetty, historic buildings and the Normanville Hotel are the main focal points for visitors.[citation needed] Normanville is situated in the Southern Fleurieu wine region.[citation needed]

Media

Normanville has a radio station - Radio 876 - which plays a mixture of Country, Easy-Listening and Nostalgia 24 hours a day.

See also

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census - Normaville (Urban Centre/Locality)
  2. ^ "Limestone Coast SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Search result for "Normanville (LOCB)" (Record no. SA0050431) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  4. ^ Mawson (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Normanville Wesleyan Cemetery". South Australian Heritage Register. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Dickson Beach House". South Australian Heritage Register. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Former Ferguson's Flour Mill". South Australian Heritage Register. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Normanville Coastal Dunes". South Australian Heritage Register. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Normanville Coastal Dunes Geological Site - First Additional Area". South Australian Heritage Register. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Normanville Coastal Dunes Geological Site - Second Additional Area". South Australian Heritage Register. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2016.

Further reading

Straiton, P. 2015 1,2,3,4, I Believe I Thought I Saw: Preliminary Examination of Normanville Beach. Master Thesis, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide.