South Australia
The Coorong, a coastal lagoon, near Salt Creek in the Hundred of Santo
Cardwell is located in South Australia
Coordinates36°08′11″S 139°55′49″E / 36.136313°S 139.93031°E / -36.136313; 139.93031[1]
LGA(s)Coorong District Council
Tatiara District Council
Kingston District Council
RegionMurray and Mallee
Limestone Coast[1]
Lands administrative divisions around Cardwell:
Russell Buccleuch Chandos
Ocean Cardwell Buckingham
Ocean MacDonnell MacDonnell

The County of Cardwell is one of the 49 cadastral counties of South Australia. It was proclaimed by Governor Dominick Daly in 1864 and named for Edward Cardwell, 1st Viscount Cardwell, who was appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies in the same year.[2] It is located south east of Lake Albert abutting the coastline along the southern portion of the Coorong coastal lagoon.[2] This includes the southern half of the contemporary local government area of the Coorong District Council and smaller parts of the Tatiara District and Kingston District council areas.[2]


The County of Cardwell is divided into the following 12 hundreds:


  1. ^ a b "Search result for "County of Cardwell, Cnty" with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas", "Counties", "Hundreds", "Gazetteer", "Land Development Plan Zone Categories" and "Government Regions"". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Search for 'County of Cardwell, CNTY' (ID SA0012368)". Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 7 December 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016. Viscount Cardwell was the Secretary of State for the Colonies. He abolished convict transportation to Australia and withdrew the detachment of British troops.