South Australia
Hore-Ruthven is located in South Australia
Coordinates32°29′S 136°34′E / 32.49°S 136.57°E / -32.49; 136.57
Area7,040 square kilometres (2,718 sq mi)[3]
LGA(s)Pastoral Unincorporated Area
RegionFar North[4][3]
Lands administrative divisions around Hore-Ruthven:
Bosanquet Hore-Ruthven Manchester
Le Hunte Buxton
Adjoining counties[5]

County of Hore-Ruthven is a cadastral unit in the Australian state of South Australia that covers land both in the north of the Eyre Peninsula and to the peninsula's north. It was proclaimed in 1933 and was named after Alexander Hore-Ruthven, the Governor of South Australia from 1928 to 1934.[1][3]


The county covers land extending from the southern end of Lake Gairdner in the north-west to the northern end of Lake Gilles in the south-east. Its southern end is located within the Eyre Peninsula. It is bounded to the west by the County of Bosanquet, to the south by the Counties of Buxton and York, and to the east by the County of Manchester.[6][1][3][5]

The county contains no formal settlements, but it does include, in part, the following localities of which the majority are based on pastoral leases: Bungeroo, Buckleboo, Carriewerloo, Cooyerdoo, Corunna Station, Gilles Downs, Katunga Station, Kolendo, Lake Gairdner, Lake Gilles, Mount Ive, Nonning, Siam, Uno, Wartaka, Yeltana and Yudnapinna.[3][7][8]

The county is served by the following roads – the Eyre Highway passes through the south-east corner of the county on its way from Iron Knob in the east to Kimba in the west, and the Nonning Road passes through the county in a west–east direction on its way from Iron Knob to Kingoonya in the north.[3][9][10]

No hundreds have ever been proclaimed within the county.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "News Of The Week At Home". The Chronicle. Vol. LXXVI, no. 40, 125. Adelaide. 4 January 1934. p. 40. Retrieved 11 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ a b Leadbeater, Maureen (2014). "Counties & Hundreds of South Australia". FamilyHistorySA. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Search result for "County of Hore-Ruthven (CNTY)" (Record no SA0031122) with the following layers selected - "Local Government Areas", "Counties", "Road labels" and "Government Regions"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Far North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b "HUNDRED MAP Series Index Map" (PDF). Department of Environment and Heritage, Government of South Australia. December 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Search result for "Eyre Peninsula (Peninsula)" (Record no SA0023359)". Government of South Australia. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Geographical Names Act 1991, Notice to Create Boundaries of Places and Alter Boundaries of Places". South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 1170. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2016.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Proposed Locality Boundaries for Pastoral Areas (PDF) (Map). Government of South Australia. 31 October 2012. Rack Plan 951. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Outback Road Names Sheet 3" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 21 January 2014. Rack Plan 768. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Outback Road Names Sheet 4" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 21 January 2014. Rack Plan 768. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2016.