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Map of Emeroo, SA 5713

Emeroo is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located about 295 kilometres (183 mi) north of the state capital of Adelaide and about 18 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the centre of Port Augusta in the state’s Far North region.

Its boundaries were created in April 2013 and included portions removed from the adjoining localities of Quorn and Wami Kata. Its name is reported as being derived from the “Former Emeroo township.” Its western and southern boundaries approximately align with those for the cadastral unit of the County of Newcastle.

Emeroo extends in the west from a watercourse that extends north from and drains into Spencer Gulf to the western slopes of the Flinders Ranges in the east. The locality surrounds the top of Spencer Gulf including the ford known as Yorkey Crossing. The locality’s eastern side includes the western half of The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park. The Marree railway line passes through the approximate middle of the locality from south to north while the track for both the Adelaide–Darwin railway and the Trans-Australian Railway passes through the locality close to its south-western corner.

As of 2012, the majority land use within the locality was pastoral farming, while the land on the east side of the locality, which is associated with the western slope of the Flinders Ranges, including The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park is zoned for conservation.

The former Emeroo Station Ostrich Farm, which is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register, is located on the boundary with the locality of Wami Kata with the heritage place being located in both Emeroo and Wami Kata.

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