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11:59 PM

Local Temperature

50.8°F

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YELLOW-FOOTED ROCK WALLABIES BACK FROM THE BRINK

Pastoralists bring the yellow-footed rock wallaby back from the brink of extinction in South Australia's arid lands.

'DON'T ASK HOW ASTRONAUTS GO TO TOILET': ADELAIDE CADETS TO HOOK UP WITH SPACE STATION

NASA specifies the one question not to ask when Australian Air League cadets get their chance for a hook-up with the International Space Station this week.

HEYSEN MASTERPIECE DISCOVERED IN GERMANY BREAKS AUCTION RECORD

A Hans Heysen watercolour that was discovered at a deceased estate in Germany earlier this year sells for a record-breaking $110,000 at an auction in Adelaide, with the winning bidder promising to put the masterpiece on display in his family restaurant.

ADELAIDE BOARDING HOUSES LACK REGULATION, SHELTER SA SAYS

Illness forced Adelaide man Mark Woods to turn to a boarding house for shelter and he agrees with disturbing new findings about the failings of some of the accommodation on offer.

OUTBACK GHOST TOWN CHIMNEYS TO BE RESTORED AS HOMESTEAD

Volunteers slowly rebuild the outback ghost town of Farina, and this winter's project is bringing an important old homestead back to life.

A LITTLE NOTE OF GREAT NOTE: JACKIE KENNEDY'S THANK-YOU LETTER TO AUSTRALIA'S AMBASSADOR

As the 100th anniversary of John F Kennedy's birth approaches, a former South Australian politician sheds light on a thank-you note written to an Australian diplomat by Jackie Kennedy in 1962.

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City Information & Statistics

Mount Gambier is the second most populous city in South Australia with an estimated urban population of 28,929. The city is located on the slopes of Mount Gambier (volcano) in the south east of the state, about 450 kilometres (280 mi) south-east of the capital Adelaide and just 17 kilometres (11 mi) from the Victorian border, it is the most important settlement in the Limestone Coast region and the seat of government for both the City of Mount Gambier and the District Council of Grant. The peak of the dormant volcano was the first place in South Australia named by European explorers. It was sighted in 1800 by Lieutenant James Grant from the survey brig, HMS Lady Nelson, and named for Lord James Gambier, Admiral of the Fleet. The peak is marked by Centenary Tower, built in 1901 to commemorate the first sighting, and at 192 metres (630 ft) above sea level the landmark is... View More Information at Wikipedia

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