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Blyth, SA

The area located on the western side of the Clare Hills, alternates from hilly in the east, to flat in the west. Graziers settled the area in the middle 1800s. The railway helped to develop the town of Blyth and it was once quite a large centre.

Now Blyth is a quaint country town. Its hills offer stunning views of the western plains, with a scenic patchwork of colours created by different crops, especially in spring and autumn. Join the short interpretative botanical walking trail.

First proclaimed in 1860, the Hundred of Blyth was named in honour of Sir Arthur Blyth who arrived in South Australia as a teenager with his parents in 1839 and went on to become a successful business man and parliamentarian. The town of Blyth was created in 1875.

In Blyth it is the original German St Petrie Kirche Lutheran Church that will delight the visitor. Whilst the 1886 building with its tall steeple is a timely reminder of the many nationalities that first settled in this area, today the building is the Medika Gallery.

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About Blyth

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Blyth Postcode: 5462
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Clare Valley
  • Latitude: -33.84551
  • Longitude: 138.49029
  • Elevation: 199m
  • Population: 518
  • Median Income: $29900
  • Area (Sq/km): 159.122
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

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