Australian Towns & Cities
South Australia: Blanchetown
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Blanchetown is a small town located just off the Sturt Highway where it crosses the Murray River and along with Morgan to the north, forms the western edge of the Riverland region in South Australia. The town also marks the first of the series of Locks along the Murray River which control the waterflow. The town itself has very little on offer except for a hotel, store, service centres on the Sturt Hwy and a neat riverside park adjacent to Lock 1.

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Murray River:
Murray Riverside Park with the Sturt Hwy bridge in the distance, Blanchetown, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Lock 1:
Looking north-east across Lock 1 and the Murray River, Blanchetown, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

The Blanchetown Hotel with the Murray River floodplains in the background, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats

Last updated: 08 Nov 2019 01:09

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