Quorn - Upper North Region, South Australia.

Quorn is a Government town laid out in 1878 and named after Quorndon in Leicestershire, home town of the then Governor's private secretary. It owed its fortune to the railway which ran through it initially to service the primary industries of the Flinders Ranges and later the Red Centre of Australia.

These days, the tourist trade, including the famous Pitchi Ritchie tourist railway, is a mainstay of the town.

I have always been impressed by the substance of this town, with streets full of Victorian-era stone dwellings, shops and other signficant buildings. Two excellent brochures published by the District Council make visiting this town pleasurable and straightforward.

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