Millstream-Chichester National Park
|Millstream Chichester National Park|
Looking toward the Chichester Range
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The park is made up of the old Millstream station which is on the Millstream Creek, just before it joins Fortescue River one of the few permanent watercourses in the area and the Chichester Range.
The area is homeland of the Yinjibarndi people. Millstream Creek was named by the explorer Francis Thomas Gregory in 1861. He reported the favourable grazing prospects. The first pastoral lease was taken up on 1865.
By 1907 the property was owned by Loton and Padbury and occupied an area of 1,000 square miles (2,590 km2). It was stocked with 20,500 sheep, 1,900 cattle and 150 horses and was passed in at auction at £26,000.
The present Millstream Homestead was built in 1920. The homestead was a tavern between 1975 and 1986.
In 1970, the Chichester Range National Park was set aside and officially named. In 1975, the Conservation through Reserves Committee made recommendations for reserves in the Pilbara region, and subsequently, the Millstream region was integrated into the park in 1982.
The Yinjibarndi people work as Rangers and contractors in the Park. The visitors' centre is in the old Homestead, and camping grounds with a gas barbecue and pit toilets are located at Snake Creek, Crossing Pool and Deep Reach Pool.
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- "Station properties on the market". Kalgoorlie Miner (Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 6 September 1907. p. 6. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
- "Naming of Class "A" Reserve No. 30071 (Chichester Range National Park) (per 2403/66)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 30 October 1970. p. 1970:3357.
- Kendrick, Peter (2003). "Pilbara 2 (PIL2 - Fortescue Plains subregion)". A biodiversity audit of Western Australia's biogeographical subregions in 2002. Department of Conservation and Land Management. pp. 559–567. ISBN 0-7307-5534-7.
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