Cooltong is a town and locality in the Australian state of South Australia. At the 2011 census, Cooltong had a population of 317.[2]

The name Cooltong is derived from a local Aboriginal name meaning "lizard place",[7] and had been in use in the area for many decades before the town was established.[8] The first instance of the name Cooltong in the South Australian newspapers was in 1898, reporting on an unusual weather event that occurred near Renmark, beginning in the Cooltong Hills.[9] The town of Cooltong was surveyed in 1949.[10] Much of the land was granted as soldier settlement blocks after World War II, and is irrigated and planted with grapevines, citrus or other fruit trees.

The Cooltong Conservation Park is southwest of the town.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Search results for 'Cooltong, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cooltong". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 April 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ McEwin, A. Lyell (1 March 1951). "TOWN OF COOLTONG CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 483. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  4. ^ "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991, Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places (to areas within the District Council of Renmark Paringa)" (PDF), The South Australian Government Gazette: 1433, 16 March 2000, retrieved 11 February 2019
  5. ^ "Electoral district of Chaffey". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Electoral division of Barker" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Placename Details: Cooltong (government town)". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Department of Planning, transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 12 May 2011. SA0042841. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Placename Details: Cooltong Paddock". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Department of Planning, transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 26 May 2008. SA0015439. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  9. ^ "PHENOMENAL HAILSTORM AND CYCLONE". Renmark Pioneer. Vol. 7, no. 36. South Australia. 9 September 1898. p. 3. Retrieved 12 May 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Placename Details: Cooltong (Locality Bounded)". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Department of Planning, transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 4 March 2010. SA0015433. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2015.