Kalangadoo is a small town in the picturesque Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 350km south-east of Adelaide and approximately 40km north-west of the regional centre of Mount Gambier. Kalangadoo is an Indigenous word meaning “Big Trees in Water”. The current population of Kalangadoo is about 450 people.
It was originally proclaimed as Kalangadoo East in 1891, and the name changed to Kalangadoo in 1940. Currently, Kalangadoo has a small business district which includes a general store, a mechanics, a pub and post office. The disused railway station houses a small museum.
Kalangadoo has a strong, vibrant football and netball Club which has experienced a large amount of success over recent years. The football and netball clubs play in the Mid South East competition and draw in players from around the region.
Kalangadoo is the centre of a rich mixed agricultural district that specialises in potatoes and timber, as well as beef cattle, sheep and dairy cattle. Kalangadoo also has a prominent local rose farm and distributor and several apple farms, one of which produces the popular Kalangadoo Organic Apple Juice.
Kalangadoo is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral district of MacKillop and the local government area of Wattle Range.
To find out more visit the Wattle Range Council Website at: Kalangadoo | Wattle Range Council
Excerpts taken from Wikipedia.org and the book Big Trees in Water: Kalangadoo, the Town and the People, 1850-1990 by M.Kawke