Stockport is a small town 73 kilometres north of Adelaide and 7 kilometres south of Tarlee in South Australia.

On the southern boundary of the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council area on the edge of South Australia's famous Barossa. It was once the heart of a small farming community.

Stockport has a population today of around 234.

Stockport boasts a number of old stone Homes & Churches & Railway Station built in the early to mid 1800's, mixed with a number of new residences. A feature is a working Space Observatory, operated by the Astronomical Society of SA Inc.

Below is a pictorial tour of our town filled with history.

 The Old Stockport Post Office pictured above and below.

Today the post office has been restored.

 While Staying at our Caravan Park, spend a few days brousing the fantastic historical buildings throughout our town. Spend some time at the Stockport Railway Station. Now disused. Makes for a fantastic day. 

 STOCKPORTS

Soldiers Memorial Park

The Old General Store.

Some of the homes and buildings around Stockport.

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Stockport Space Observatory houses three permanently-mounted telescopes as well as some small portable ones.

  • The Jubilee Telescope is a 20-inch (0.5 metre) Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope that was built with the assistance of the state's Jubilee 150 Board in 1986. The telescope is computer-controlled and equipped with a ST-6 CCD camera for digital imaging of the night sky.
  • The smaller observatory houses a computerised 12-inch (30cm) Ritchey-Chr├ętien reflecting telescope.
  • A slide-off roof observatory houses a popular 15-inch (40cm) Newtonian reflecting telescope.

The telescopes are used for projects within the Society and to show visitors the beauty of astronomical objects in the southern skies.

In addition to the main observatory buildings, the Stockport site also contains three telescope pads (all with power), a furnished hut with sleeping accomodation and amenities, a large shed seating around 30 people for lectures and slide shows, a BBQ area, shower and toilet facilities, and an off-site car park.

Next door to the Stockport Caravan & Tourist Park.

 ^ STOCKPORT CARAVAN PARK IN 2002 ^

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