Peterborough is a town in the mid north of South Australia, in wheat country.
Peterborough was originally sited at the intersection of an East-West railway linking Port Pirie and Broken Hill, and a North-South railway linking Adelaide and Alice Springs, both narrow gauge (3' 6") lines.
In 1970, the East-West line was converted to standard gauge (4' 8½"), and the line south of Peterborough to broad gauge (5' 3"). Thus Peterborough became a rare 3-gauge junction.
It was one of 69 places in SouthAustralia renamed in 1917 due to anti-German sentiments during World War I.
Peterborough is the seat of the District Council of Peterborough.
It is bounded by the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton in the northwest, Northern Areas Council to the southwest, and the Regional Council of Goyder to the south, with unincorporated areas to the north and east.
Peterborough (32Â°58â€²S 138Â°50â€²E) is a town in the mid north of SouthAustralia, in wheat country, just off the Barrier Highway.
Peterborough is in the state electorate of Stuart and federal Division of Grey.
Peterborough was originally sited at the intersection of an East-West railway linking Port Pirie and Broken Hill, and a North-South railway linking Adelaide eventually to Alice Springs via Quorn, both narrow gauge (3' 6") lines.
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