South Australia
Balaklava main street at the northeast corner of the hundred
Balaklava is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°13′52″S 138°21′29″E / 34.231°S 138.358°E / -34.231; 138.358
Established22 May 1856
Area280 km2 (110 sq mi)
RegionMid North
Lands administrative divisions around Balaklava:
Goyder Stow Hall
Inkerman Balaklava Dalkey
Dublin Dublin Grace

The Hundred of Balaklava is a cadastral unit of hundred located on the northern Adelaide Plains in South Australia immediately south of the Wakefield River.[1] It is one of the eight hundreds of the County of Gawler.[2] It was named in 1856 by Governor Dominick Daly after the Crimean War Battle of Balaklava.[1] The township of Balaklava is at the extreme north east corner of the hundred.

The following localities of the Wakefield council area are situated inside (or largely inside) the bounds of the Hundred of Balaklava:

Plan of the Hundred of Balaklava, 1954

Local government

The District Council of Balaklava was established circa 1870, bringing local government to the hundred.[citation needed] In 1983 the Balaklava council amalgamated with the neighbouring District Council of Port Wakefield and District Council of Owen to bring the hundred under the governance of the new District Council of Wakefield Plains. In 1997 Wakefield Plains and the District Council of Blyth-Snowtown were amalgamated bringing the hundred under the governance of the new Wakefield Regional Council.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Hundred of Balaklava". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. SA0004168. Archived from the original on 7 December 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. ^ South Australia hundred maps 1:63 360. Surveyor General's Office. 1867.