Canowie, South Australia
County/Riding Hundred of Anne
Region/Metropolitan area Regional Council of Goyder
State/Province South Australia
Nation Australia
Year founded
Population (est. or census 200x)


Canowie is the name of a station taken up by W.J. and J.H. Browne from 12th February 1846 'West of Mt Bryan'. The name evolved from the Aboriginal words 'kanya-owie', meaning rock waterhole. For many years the place remained famous as the location of one of South Australia's finest merino studs.

William Warwick was the manager of the station in 1850 until 1852. The property changed hands several times and the lease was resuled in 1870.

The township in the Hundred of Anne was surveyed in July 1865 by James Elder, and sections of land first offered for sale in the township on 21st September 1865. The township was extended in 1925. The Canowie Belt Post Office stood at section 474, Hundred of Whyte, 24 kilometres west of Hallett.

External linksEdit




  • Manning's Place names of South Australia, by Geoffrey H Manning, 1990
  • South Australia; What's in a Name?, by Rodney Cockburn, 1990
  • Place Names Online: South Australian State Gazetter

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