History & Heritage



Rail brought opportunity and prosperity to Karoonda and was a lifeline for transport and trade in its early years.

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The Karoonda Meteorite

Karoonda briefly shot to international fame in 1930 when a meteorite fell to earth just to the east of the town on the night of 25 November.

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Mini Tornado

The weather phenomenon that ripped through the town on the evening of June 10, 2005, was definitely out of the ordinary.

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Karoonda Area School

In 1940 the Karoonda Area School was established – the first of its kind in South Australia – with 112 students on the roll.


Football & Netball Club History

Football and netball have always been – and continue to be – a significant part of Mallee community life.

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