Winkie is a locality in South Australia, around 11 km southwest of the Riverland town of Berri, and around the same distance southeast of Barmera. It is close to the Murray River, which passes through Berri. At the 2016 census, Winkie had a population of 341.

Originally part of Cobdogla Station, marked on early maps as Wink Wink Paddock. The name may mean "river flats". The area was surveyed and channelled during 1911-13 as part of the Berri Irrigation Area. Being extended for soldier settlement after World War 1. In the 1950s there were plans to establish a residential township area, which did not eventuate.[10]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Search results for 'Winkie, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Government Towns', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Winkie". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 January 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ McEwan, A. Lyell. (20 August 1953). "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929–1944, AND IRRIGATION ACT, 1930-1946: TOWN OF WINKlE CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 540. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  4. ^ "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places (in the District Council of Berri Barmera )" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 3 December 1998. p. 1711. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  5. ^ Shard, A.J. (27 January 1972). "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1971 AND IRRIGATION ACT, 1930-1971: BERRI IRRIGATION AREA—TOWN OF WINKIE DECLARED TO CEASE TO EXIST" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 230. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Winkie, South Australia (Postcode)". Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  7. ^ "District of Chaffey Background Profile". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Federal electoral division of Barker, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Search result for "Winkie (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0026444) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas" and "Road Labels"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Cobdogla, Glossop, Loveday, Monash, Winkie & Overland Corner". Berri-Barmera Council. Retrieved 11 October 2017.