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Encyclopedia > Mt Gambier
View of Mount Gambier's Main Street from the Mount.
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View of Mount Gambier's Main Street from the Mount.
The unique Blue Lake.
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The unique Blue Lake.
Historic and elegant Institute Buildings on Main Street.
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Historic and elegant Institute Buildings on Main Street.

Mount Gambier is a city of 23,282 people 2001 census which is, after Adelaide, the largest population centre in South Australia, it was named for Admiral James Gambier. Categories: Australia geography stubs ... Melbourne, Australia by night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Adelaide skyline as seen from Victoria Square The Adelaide CBD as seen from the Mount Lofty Ranges Adelaide is the capital city of the Australian state of South Australia. ... Motto: United for the Common Wealth Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Governor Premier Const. ... Admiral John James Gambier (13 October 1756 New Providence, Bahamas- 19 April 1833 Iver,England) Governor of Newfoundland 1802 - 1804 In 1807, he took part in the Battle of Copenhagen (1807). ...


Located in the Lower South East region at 37.84° S 140.77° E, Mount Gambier is approximately five hours drive from both Adelaide and Melbourne and presents an ideal stop for travellers between these capital cities. The Limestone Coast is a recently adopted name for the region in the South East of South Australia. ... Adelaide skyline as seen from Victoria Square The Adelaide CBD as seen from the Mount Lofty Ranges Adelaide is the capital city of the Australian state of South Australia. ... Melbournes population is around 3. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ...

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About

The town's major industries are forestry, trucking and tourism. A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Disruptions in organized traffic flow can create delays lasting hours. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts Tourist redirects here; for the album by Athlete, see Tourist (album) Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


A main draw card is its location upon the slopes of an extinct maar volcano of the same name, comprising several craters. One of these craters contains a vast lake of pure artesian drinking water which mysteriously changes with the seasons from winter grey to a shimmering azure blue, giving rise to its name the Blue Lake. This page describes the geological feature. ... A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the Earths interior made molten or liquid by extremely high temperatures along with a reduction in pressure and/or the introduction of water or other volatiles) erupts through the surface of the planet. ... The word crater may refer to A landform resembling a pit or depression in the topography that can be formed in several ways: a meteorite impact with another body can cause an impact crater, an electrical discharge such as lightning may form a crater-like pit, volcanic activity may form... A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... A season is one of the major divisions of the year, generally based on yearly periodic changes in weather. ... In many parts of the world, winter is associated with snow. ... Grey or gray (the latter more usually in American English) is a colour seen commonly in nature. ... Categories: Stub | Colors ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation) Blue is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength range (about 420-490 nanometres) of the three primary colors. ... Categories: Australia geography stubs ...


Another crater contains a water skiing lake, scenic picnic grounds and a wildlife walk, all facilities free to the public and enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Recreational skiiers typically use two skis — other techniques abound. ... A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... [[image:White-taLink titleiled deer. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


Within a half hour drive one can find the wineries of Coonawarra, underground caves, pine plantation tours, shipwreck beaches, excellent river fishing, and spring-fed ponds for scuba diving or snorkelling. The Coonawarra is a wine region in South Australias Limestone Coast, well-known for its red wines. ... Alternate meanings: Cave (disambiguation) The outside world viewed from a cave A cave is a natural underground void large enough for an adult human to enter. ... Species About 115. ... // Forestry plantations A plantation of Douglas-fir in Washington, USA; note the trees of uniform size and planted in straight lines, and the lack of diversity in the ground flora In forestry, plantations of trees are typically grown as an even-aged monoculture for timber production, as opposed to a... A shipwreck is the remains of a ship after it has sunk or been beached as a result of a crisis at sea. ... Beaches is a 1988 movie adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the novel Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Early ideas of autonomous under-water systems appear in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Scuba diving is the use of independent breathing equipment to stay underwater for long periods of time for recreational diving and professional diving. ... Snorkeling is the practice of swimming at the surface of a body of water (typically of the sea) equipped with a mask and a short tube called a snorkel, to explore the underwater environment. ...


Government

Although Mount Gambier was first incorporated in 1876, local government dates back to 1863, when Dr Edward Wehl was elected chairman of the District Council of Mount Gambier. In December 1864 the District Council of Mount Gambier evolved into the District Council of Mount Gambier West and, at the same time, a separate District Council of Mount Gambier East was formed. Incorporation in 1876 saw a further division, with the creation of the Town Council and a Mr. John Watson elected Mayor. Mount Gambier was governed in this fashion until 1932, when the District Council of East and West merged to form a single District Council of Mount Gambier once more. 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ...


On 9 December 1954, Mount Gambier was officially declared a city on the assent of the Governor of South Australia. 2004 marked the 50th Anniversary of this declaration. December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The City of Mount Gambier consists of a Mayor and ten councillors, five each elected from the East and West wards. A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the U.K., Canada, and its former colonies. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes...


Notable Mount Gambiens

Robert Helpmann Sir Robert Helpmann (April 9, 1909 – September 28, 1986), Australian dancer, actor and choreographer, was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia. ...

See also

Mount Gambier Prison is an Australian prison located in Mount Gambier, South Australia. ...

External links

  • South Australia Central
  • South Australian Tourism Commission
  • City of Mount Gambier
  • Terraserver.com satellite image of Mount Gambier

  Results from FactBites:
 
Mount Gambier, South Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (528 words)
Mount Gambier's main draw card is its location upon the slopes of an extinct maar volcano of the same name, comprising several craters.
The peak of Mount Gambier was sighted in 1800 by Lieutenant James Grant from the survey brig, HMS Lady Nelson, and named for Lord James Gambier, Admiral of the Fleet.
On 9 December 1954, Mount Gambier was officially declared a city on the assent of the Governor of South Australia.
Little Hills Press | Travel Info | SA: Mt. Gambia (2349 words)
Mount Gambier is located 451km (280 miles) south-east of Adelaide, on the slopes of an extinct volcano.
North of Port MacDonnell is Mt Schank volcano, which was sighted and named by Lt Grant as he sailed by in the Lady Nelson in 1800.
Millicent is 40km (25 miles) west of Mount Gambier, in the centre of the South-East.
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