South Australia
Blyth is located in South Australia
Coordinates33°50′S 138°29′E / 33.833°S 138.483°E / -33.833; 138.483
Established23 February 1860
Area295 km2 (113.9 sq mi)
RegionMid North
Lands administrative divisions around Blyth:
Boucaut Hart Milne
Everard Blyth Clare
Stow Hall Upper Wakefield

The Hundred of Blyth is a cadastral unit of hundred on the northern Adelaide Plains of South Australia centred on the township of Blyth.[1] It is one of the 16 hundreds of the County of Stanley.[2] It was named in 1860 by Governor Richard MacDonnell after Arthur Blyth who arrived in South Australia as a teenager in 1839 and went on to become a local businessman, parliamentarian and thrice the premier of South Australia.[1]

Apart from the town of Blyth the locality of Kybunga is also in the hundred, and the historic settlement of Bowillia is on the eastern boundary of the hundred.

Hundred of Blyth, 1894

Local government

On 11 January 1872 the District Council of Blyth was established, bringing local government to the hundred. Following the amalgamation in 1987 of Blyth council with the District Council of Snowtown the hundred became part of the District Council of Blyth-Snowtown, being still divided into the three wards of Blyth, Central and Kybunga. From 1997, the entire hundred became part of the North ward of the Wakefield Regional Council, following the amalgamation of Blyth-Snowtown council with the District Council of Wakefield Plains.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Search for 'Hundred of Blyth, ID'". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. SA0007867. 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.