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Nuriootpa, South Australia

Nuriootpa
South Australia
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Memorial hall
Nuriootpa is located in South Australia
Nuriootpa
Nuriootpa
Coordinates34°28?0?S 138°59?0?E / 34.46667°S 138.98333°E / -34.46667; 138.98333Coordinates: 34°28?0?S 138°59?0?E / 34.46667°S 138.98333°E / -34.46667; 138.98333
Population6,314 (2016 census)[1]
Established1854[2]
Postcode(s)5355[3]
Location74 km (46 mi) North East of Adelaide via Australian National Route A20.svg
LGA(s)Barossa Council, Light Regional Council
State electorate(s)Schubert
Federal Division(s)Barker

Nuriootpa ( NEWR-ee-UUT-p?) is a town in South Australia and the major commercial centre of the Barossa Valley, about an hour's drive north of the state capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. The name of the town is reputed to be the local Aboriginal word for "meeting place".

Nuriootpa is situated at the north end of the Barossa Valley, near the Sturt Highway and has a population of over 5704 people, making it the largest town in the area. There are grape-vines growing on some of the buildings in the main streets, and vineyards surrounding the town. It is home to wineries including Penfolds, Atze's Corner, Elderton Wines, Kaesler Wines, First Drop Wines & Wolf Blass.

History

The first recorded Europeans to visit the locality, on 3 March 1838, were the exploration party of John Hill, John Oakden, William Wood, and Charles Willis, en route to the Murray River from Adelaide.[4]

Since the 1930s, Nuriootpa has been cited as an example of inspired community development.[] The town's community owned and operated retail businesses have funded public facilities, including the Senior Citizens' Club, the swimming pool, the kindergarten and recreation areas. The short-lived progressive Adelaide movement, the Common Cause Movement, arranged a visit by future Prime Minister Ben Chifley to Nuriootpa in 1944 which led him, inspired by its approach, to promote the town as a model for community co-operation. The Adelaide architect Louis Laybourne-Smith prepared a plan for the town's recreation and education area, known as its 'War Memorial Community Centre' at that time. Much of this plan has been realised, including Laybourne-Smith's unusual 'fan-shaped' Olympic-sized pool.

The 1950 Australian Grand Prix, which was Australia's premier motor race of that year, was held on 2 January 1950 using the Nuriootpa Road Circuit,[5] a temporary course utilising roads in and around the town of Nuriootpa. The race was won by Doug Whiteford driving a Ford V8 Special.[6][7] The first race meeting to use the circuit had been held in April 1949.[8]

The first stage of the 2014 Tour Down Under was held on 21 January 2014, starting from the town and finishing in Angaston. The 135 km stage was won by Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEDGE.[9]

Governance

Nuriootpa is in the Barossa Council, although the northern outskirts are in the Light Regional Council. It is in the state electoral district of Schubert (and Light for the outskirts) and the federal Division of Barker.

Media

Nuriootpa was home to the short-lived Nuriootpa and District Community Diary (November 1955 - November 1956), a monthly magazine subtitled ": monthly news bulletin of the Nuriootpa War Memorial Community Centre Inc".[10]

Climate

Nuriotpa has a subtropical steppe climate as defined by the Köppen Climate Classification,[11] experiencing warm, mostly dry summers and cool to cold winters with moderate rainfall.[12]

Historical maxima and minima are 46.0 °C (114.8 °F) on 24 January 2019 and -4.5 °C (23.9 °F) on 15 June 2006.

Climate data for Nuriootpa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 46.0
(114.8)
43.9
(111.0)
39.2
(102.6)
37.6
(99.7)
28.9
(84.0)
25.3
(77.5)
21.7
(71.1)
27.8
(82.0)
31.7
(89.1)
36.8
(98.2)
41.5
(106.7)
41.8
(107.2)
46.0
(114.8)
Average high °C (°F) 30.0
(86.0)
29.6
(85.3)
25.8
(78.4)
21.8
(71.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.0
(57.2)
13.4
(56.1)
14.8
(58.6)
18.0
(64.4)
21.4
(70.5)
25.3
(77.5)
27.3
(81.1)
21.6
(70.9)
Average low °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
14.6
(58.3)
11.9
(53.4)
9.1
(48.4)
7.1
(44.8)
5.2
(41.4)
4.6
(40.3)
5.0
(41.0)
6.8
(44.2)
8.2
(46.8)
11.0
(51.8)
12.4
(54.3)
9.2
(48.6)
Record low °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
4.3
(39.7)
0.9
(33.6)
-0.6
(30.9)
-2.1
(28.2)
-4.5
(23.9)
-3.5
(25.7)
-3.0
(26.6)
-1.0
(30.2)
-1.0
(30.2)
1.1
(34.0)
1.1
(34.0)
-4.5
(23.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16.6
(0.65)
26.1
(1.03)
29.1
(1.15)
34.9
(1.37)
48.6
(1.91)
56.1
(2.21)
55.4
(2.18)
54.0
(2.13)
55.1
(2.17)
34.6
(1.36)
31.7
(1.25)
33.8
(1.33)
467.2
(18.39)
Average precipitation days 4.2 3.8 5.6 7.8 13.4 15.9 17.3 15.8 14.6 9.4 7.3 6.8 121.4
Average relative humidity (%) 28 30 34 41 54 63 63 58 53 41 34 32 44
Mean monthly sunshine hours 331.7 279.7 269.7 225.0 176.7 147.0 161.2 198.4 216.0 269.7 288.0 306.9 2,870
Source: [13]

See also

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nuriootpa (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Nuriootpa Sydney Morning Herald - Travel smh.com.au. Retrieved on 2008-05-29
  3. ^ Nuriootpa Postcode Australia Post. Retrieved on 2008-05-29
  4. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/31749868?searchTerm=oakden%20hill%20willis&searchLimits=l-advstate=South+Australia%7CRegister newspaper, 17 March 1838, pp. 3-4.
  5. ^ Programme, Australian Grand Prix Carnival, 2 January 1950, Nuriootpa Road Circuit, South Australia
  6. ^ Howard, Graham. "1950". In Howard, Graham (ed.). The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 148-157. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  7. ^ Nuriootpa "Grand Prix" circuit Archived 7 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved from http://www.tasman-series.com on 10 November 2009
  8. ^ Graham Howard, Lex Davison - Larger than life, page 35
  9. ^ "2014 Santos Tour Down Under results, stage 1". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ Nuriootpa War Memorial Community Centre (Nuriootpa, S.A.), ed. (1955). Nuriootpa and district community diary [newspaper: microform]. [Nuriootpa, S. Aust: Nuriootpa War Memorial Community Centre Inc.]
  11. ^ "NURIOOTPA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA". weatherbase.com. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "Average Weather in Nuriootpa". WeatherSpark.com. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ "Climate statistics for Nuriootpa, SA". Bureau of Meteorology, Australia. Retrieved 2016.

Further reading

  • H. C. Coombs, Trial Balance: issues of my working life Sun Books, South Melbourne 1981 p. 61
  • A Township Starts to Live Common Cause, Adelaide 1945 (70 pages)

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