Lyrup is a town in South Australia's rural Riverland area. Lyrup is located on the banks of the Murray River. It is 267 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia and 25 kilometres from Renmark. At the 2006 census, Lyrup had a population of 502.[2]

Lyrup is accessible by ferry. It was established in 1894 by the South Australian government as a part of the creation of a communal land system (one of twelve settlements). 243 people originally settled in Lyrup. The town was gazetted on 24 September 1896 and was named after "Lyrup's Hut", a boundary rider's shack.

Lyrup still maintains a communal land system. It has a community club, general store and picnic areas. The area around it produces grapes, stone fruit, citrus, almonds, apricots and some corn.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lyrup". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 April 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lyrup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 September 2011.

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Next crossing upstream Murray River Next crossing downstream
Paringa Bridge Lyrup ferry Berri Bridge