The electorate of Hammond comprises farming, rural and regional centres to the east and south-east of metropolitan Adelaide. Hammond is a terrific place to live, from the western boundary at Kanmantoo to the east at Jervois.
The electorate of Hammond includes the regional townships of Murray Bridge, Mannum, Wellington, Jervois, Mypolonga, Langhorne Creek, Callington, Kanmantoo, and Strathalbyn as well as other communities.
The region hosts both regional and rural communities with an enormous variety of industry. From many types of farming – dairy, dryland, irrigation, horticulture, viticulture, broadacre, intensive, etc – to fishing, manufacturing and processing. Langhorne Creek is one of the State's most prolific producers of wine grapes, renown for consistent high-quality wines.
The River Murray is an integral part of the area, including the Lower Lakes and Coorong at the mouth of the system. This region is rich in indigenous history, home to the Ngarrindjeri, custodians of the river and lakes.
Murray Bridge’s close proximity to Adelaide makes it attractive for many families, professionals and industries.
The electorate was named after Ruby Florence Hammond (1936-1993), the first SA Aboriginal person to stand for Parliament. She was active in public affairs and served the general community and her own Aboriginal people with great note - particularly in relation to policy formulation.
Area: approx. 3,340 km2