Towns in Australia

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Mylor SA


Postcode: 5153

Myloris a small village in the Adelaide Hills.

Mylor was surveyed in 1885, with a plan to develop the land as a focal point for orchard development in South Australia. The town was proclaimed in 1891 by Acting Governor of South Australia Sir James Boucaut who named it after his Cornish birthplace.

Early inhabitants were strict Methodists, and due to their temperance belief no country pub was established, a quirk which has persisted into the current day. A church, school and a co-operative general store were amoung the early constructions of the town.

Mylor retains a small village feel with a population of 736 (2001 census data). There is a Mylor country market held on the first Sunday of every month, from 9 am till 3pm.

Nearby is Warrakilla estate, the 19th century home of George Woodroffe Goyder, one of the pioneering Surveyor-Generals of South Australia. Another local attraction is the Warrawong Sanctuary.