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Angaston, South Australia

Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. Its elevation is 347 m, one of the highest points in the valley, and has an average rainfall of 561  mm. Angaston was originally known as German Pass, but was later renamed after the politician, banker and pastoralist George Fife Angas, who settled in the area in the 1850s. Angaston is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Barker.

Railway



Angaston was the terminus of the Barossa Valley railway line which was built in 1911. The railway has now closed and been replaced by part of the Barossa Trail walking and cycling path from Nuriootpa.

Notable former residents

  • George Fife Angas (1789-1879) politician, banker and possible former slaveholder or slavery emancipist.
  • Sir John Keith Angas (1900–1977) pastoralist
  • Hugh Thomas Moffitt Angwin (1888–1949) engineer and public servant
  • William Hague (1864–1924) storekeeper and politician
  • Brian Hurn (1939–2015), cricketer.

    Wineries

  • Yalumba
  • Saltram Winery
  • Lambert Estate

    Other places

  • The Old Union Chapel
  • Collingrove Homestead
  • Pioneer Park in Murray Street
  • Memorial Reserve

    Tour Down Under

    2014

    The finish of the first stage of the 2014 Tour Down Under occurred on 21 January 2014 within the town. The race started in Nuriootpa and was won by Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEDGE.