Corporate Town of Quorn
South Australia
Quorn Town Hall was shared by Quorn and Kanyaka councils
Corporate Town of Quorn is located in South Australia
Corporate Town of Quorn
Corporate Town of Quorn
Coordinates32°20′44″S 138°02′30″E / 32.345428°S 138.041729°E / -32.345428; 138.041729
Council seatQuorn
LGAs around Corporate Town of Quorn:
Kanyaka Kanyaka Kanyaka
Kanyaka Corporate Town of Quorn Kanyaka
Kanyaka Kanyaka Kanyaka

The Corporate Town of Quorn was a local government area in South Australia from 1883 to 1969, centred on the town of Quorn.

It was incorporated on 25 October 1883, prior to the 1888 establishment of the rural District Council of Kanyaka, which surrounded the town for most of its history. It consisted of a 171 acre area in Quorn township itself, with parkland surrounding the town subsequently serving as the boundary with the Kanyaka council. It was divided into four wards: North, South, East and West, each represented by two councillors. It gained a small section of the cadastral Hundred of Pichi Richi on 18 April 1888.[1][2]

The council was based out of the Quorn Town Hall from the building's opening in 1891 until 1953, when it moved to a purpose-built standalone council chamber in Seventh Street. The council was responsible for water supply in Quorn from 1898 to 1943, and responsible for electricity supply from 1923 onwards; it generated its own electricity until 1959-60, and resold power purchased from the Electricity Trust of South Australia for the remainder of its existence. Its population in 1936 was reported to be 1,080.[3][2]

It merged with the District Council of Kanyaka on 1 April 1969 to form the District Council of Kanyaka-Quorn.[4] Both former council chambers survive, with both its successor councils (Kanyaka-Quorn and the Flinders Ranges Council) based out of the 1953 building, and the former town hall remaining as a heritage-listed public hall.[3][5]

Mayors of Quorn


  1. ^ "Thursday, October 25, 1883" (PDF). The Government Gazette of South Australia. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836–1986, Wakefield Press, pp. 234–239, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Hosking, P. (1936). The Official civic record of South Australia : centenary year, 1936. Adelaide: Universal Publicity Company. p. 619.
  4. ^ Aitchison, D. L. J. (1975). Statistical Register of South Australia, 1972–73. p. 17.
  5. ^ "Quorn Historic Buildings Walk" (PDF). Flinders Rangers Visitor Information Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.