The small town of Olary, is located on the Barrier Highway between Burra and Broken Hill. The town is essentially a highway service town offering the bare essentials for motorists and a break in the extremely sparse scenery encountered in this region of South Australia.
This small settlement was established in the late 1880s to service the highway and the railway which pass through the area. The name "Olary" was first given to a nearby well or waterhole by pastoralists Duffield, Harrold and Hurd.
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Barrier Hwy (A32) passing through the village of Olary, December 2003.
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1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats
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