Iron Knob Progress Association - Preserving our past, forging our future.
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Camping facilities are available at Iron Knob - free, but a donation is appreciated to help keep the facility going. Why not spend the night at Iron Knob on your way to the West? Bush Kitchen and other amenities, find out more...
Iron Knob is a town full of history and you can find out all about it at the Iron Knob Tourist Centre. Mineral displays, museum, Theatrette that presents the story of mining in Iron Knob. While in Iron Knob why not take a tour of the Iron Knob mine. Great views also of the surrounding countryside. Book Tour Here...
Golf anyone - Yes Iron Knob has a golf course which has recently been relocated due to the opening of the Princess mine ......more
Dick Witaker, columnist for Sunday Mail shares a weather story from Iron Knob's Past. Read more...
The Iron Knob Progress Association Website
The town of Iron Knob is situated at the foot of an iron ore mine on the North East of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
Iron Knob began as a housing settlement for miners somewhere between the late 1800's to early 1900's. It is often said to be the birthplace of Australia's steel industry, and the mine is among the oldest still active in Australia.
Currently, the mine is owned and operated by Arrium Ltd. The main part of the town itself is not company land but freehold, having been proclaimed a township in February 1915. You can read more on Iron Knob's history here ...
The town of Iron Knob has faced many changes since the mine temporarily closed between the mid 1990's to 2013. However an "Aussie Battler" spirit, and a quiet determination to not give up or in, has kept Iron Knob's community spirit not only alive, but with an eye to the future.
In the meantime Iron Knob continues to keep its doors open due to the dedication of a few hard working volunteers who refuse to quit.
The Iron Knob Progress Association presents this website for community members and visitors alike, to help keep them informed of what is happening in our district.?
We encourage community members and local business to use this website to promote their activities, and can offer groups and business a chance to advertise on these pages for free. For Businesses outside our local area we can also offer advertising, with fees you will find more than reasonable.
Images of Iron Knob mines courtesy of Arrium