Bute, South Australia

Bute, South Australia

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Bute
state = sa


caption =
lga =
postcode = 5560
est = 1884
pop = 268 (2006) [ [http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?locationLastSearchTerm=bute&locationSearchTerm=bute&newarea=UCL404000&submitbutton=View+QuickStats+%3E&mapdisplay=on&collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL404000&geography=&method=Place+of+Usual+Residence&productlabel=&producttype=QuickStats&topic=&navmapdisplayed=true&javascript=true&breadcrumb=PL&topholder=0&leftholder=0&currentaction=104&action=401&textversion=false&subaction=1 Population 2006 Census] Australian Bureau of Statistics]
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov =
fedgov =
dist1 = 40
dir1 = east
location1= Wallaroo
dist2 = 24
dir2 = west
location2= Snowtown
dist3 = 142
location3= Adelaide
The town of Bute is located in the northern Yorke Peninsula, approximately 40 kilometres east of Wallaroo and 24 kilometres west of Snowtown. It was proclaimed as a town in 1884 and named after the Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. The town is surrounded by agricultural and pastoral land.

Railways

Bute was situated on the narrow gauge (1067mm) line between Wallaroo and Brinkworth. This line was converted to broad gauge (1600mm) in 1927. ["Horse and Steam, Wheat and Copper" Callaghan, W.H. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, January;February, 2002 pp9-27;46-63] A tourist railway operates to Bute from Wallaroo. [ [http://www.ypr.org.au/] Yorke Peninsula Railway]

References

*gazetteer of Australia |id=169416 |name=Bute


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