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Tantanoola is a town in South Australia. The name is derived from the aboriginal word tentunola, which means boxwood / brushwood hill or camp. Tantanoola was originally named 'Lucieton' by Governor Jervois after his daughter Lucy Caroline, on 10 July 1879. It was changed by Governor Robinson to 'Tantanoola' on 4 October 1888. At the, Tantanoola had a population of 255.Tantanoola is in the Wattle Range Council local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral districts of MacKillop and Mount Gambier, and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Barker.HistoryThe township of Tantanoola is situated in the Hundred of Hindmarsh, 425 km south east of Adelaide, and was once a portion of Mayurra Station. It was the second town of importance on the Rivoli Bay to Mount Gambier railway line which was built in 1876, converted from narrow to broad gauge in 1956 and ceased operating to freight in April 1995 then Limestone Coast Railway tourist passengers in June 2006. The historic Tantanoola railway station is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.Make Tantanoola central to your Australia travel plans using our Australia trip itinerary planner.
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