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Eba
South Australia
Population 611 (shared with other localities in the 'State Suburb of Morgan') (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 5320
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Location 10 km (6 mi) SW of Morgan
LGA(s) Mid Murray Council
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Eba:
Maude Lindley Lindley
Beatty
Mount Mary
Eba Morgan
Blanchetown Blanchetown Morgan

Eba is a locality in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia, between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Murray River. It is on the Thiele Highway and was on the Morgan railway line, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of Morgan near the northwest bend of the Murray River.

History

The locality of Eba occupies the western half of the Hundred of Eba which was declared in 1860 and named after a friend of the governor. The railway siding was named for the hundred when the railway was built in 1878. The current boundaries were created in 2003 for the long-established name. Little remains of the village today, however it once had a post office, school, blacksmith, grocery business and sawmill sending firewood to Adelaide and a cricket team.

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