Arthurton is a cross roads town that will be encounted when traveling from Ardrossan to Moonta. Arthurton is a very small town and is at this time struggling. That said the town qualifies for the Bustout synopsis.

Here is the quote from the SA Library Website:-

The settlement was originally known as Kalkabury, however in 1877 the Governor, Sir Arthur Musgrave, renamed the town Arthurton after his infant son.

Arthurton was probably intended as a large regional centre, if the number of blocks and open spaces originally surveyed are taken into account. However drought and unreliable water supply throughout the years have affected regional agricultural activity and the negative economic consequences of this influenced the town's eventual size.

Despite this, Arthurton has served as a centre for local pastoralists, in times past offering a post office, dressmaker, bakery, butchers, blacksmiths, sporting clubs, churches and a hall for social occasions.

It was just north of the town of Arthurton that the Smith brothers designed and built their prototype of the stump jump plough. This agricultural machine revolutionised the cultivation of land that contained tree stumps and large stones, as the mechanism could 'jump' over such obstacles.

The Arthurton Hotel is on the main highway.

The Anglican Church is an historic design building.

The Arthurton War Memorial is opposite the hotel.

If the timing is right a refreshment or coffee would be in order. Be sure to check out that stump jump plough.

Heritage diary




Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course