Auburn is a small town in the southern edge of the Clare Valley, in the Mid North of South Australia.
It lies in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges just east of the Skilly Hills. Auburn is bisected by the Wakefield River as it makes its way to the sea at Port Wakefield.
European settlement took place in the late 1840s, and is the birthplace of Australian poet, C. J. Dennis. The town features a significant number of historic buildings, and was a transport hub from the beginning. In the 1850s it was on the Gulf Road, used by bullock teamsters carting copper ore from Burra, through Mintaro, to Hoyles Plains and on to Port Wakefield.
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Corner of Horrocks Hwy (B82) and King St in Auburn, October 2012.
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1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats
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