Towns in Australia

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Donovans SA


Postcode: 5291

Donovans is a town located on the Glenelg River in South Australia, Australia. It is in the Hundred of Caroline and the County of Grey. Its Local Government Authority is the District Council of Grant.

The area was originally known as Donovans Landing, and was owned by Thomas John Donovan. The area was subdivided in 1947. Thomas John Donovan gained fame as the person who shot the Tantanoola Tiger, a ‘phantom cat’ (which actually turned out to be more like a wolf), which is now preserved at the Tantanoola Hotel in Tantanoola.