Callington was laid out as a town in 1849. John Kiernan driving a dray over an outcrop, noticed copper where the stone was crushed by the dray wheel. By 1857 the Bremer mine has been sold to the Worthing Mining Company based in England. Water in the mines led to the installation of a Cornish steam pumping engine in 1861 which pumped 468,000 gallons a day out of the mines. The main shaft of the Bremer mine reached 600 feet with side tunnels every 60 feet. Some remains of the mining era include the Explosives Hut, Settling Tanks, Engine House and Chimney Stack. There are some fascinating structures in Callington including the hotel, churches, old police station and the Erskine Bridge.
places of interest
See the remains of the mining era including the Explosives Hut, Settling Tanks, Engine House & Chimney Stack and also fascinating structures including the hotel, old police station and the Erskine Bridge.
Callington Memorial Oval and Tennis Courts
Callington Road, Callington
2 ovals, tennis courts
Callington Township Plan
To better manage the long term strategic objectives for the Callington township, the Mount Barker District Council has prepared a draft ‘Township Plan’ in consultation with a number of community groups in Callington and the Rural City of Murray Bridge and is now consulting with the wider Callington community about the issues relevant to Callington and the detail contained within the draft plan.
Purpose of the Township Plan
The Callington Township Plan will provide a vision for the future of Callington across the next 10-20 years, identifying strategic actions and objectives to realize this vision. The plan will also prioritise the delivery of projects and services in the town, ensuring that future investment occurs in both a coordinated and efficient manner.
The community consultation period ran from 8 January 2020 to 7 February 2020
For more information contact Nathan Franklin, Strategic Planner via email on Callington@mountbarker.sa.gov.au or via phone on (08) 8391 7208.