Minlaton, South Australia

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South Australia
War memorial on Main St.
Minlaton is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Coordinates 34°46′17″S 137°35′44″E / 34.77139°S 137.59556°E / -34.77139; 137.59556Coordinates: 34°46′17″S 137°35′44″E / 34.77139°S 137.59556°E / -34.77139; 137.59556
Population 773 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5575
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Minlaton:
Port Victoria Maitland Curramulka, Ardrossan
Brown Point Minlaton Port Vincent
Warooka Yorketown, Stansbury

Minlaton is a town in central Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. At the 2006 census, Minlaton had a population of 773.[1] It is known as the "Barley capital of the world".

Minlaton was the home town of Harry Butler, a World War I flying ace. His Bristol M1C monoplane has been restored and is preserved in pride of place in a building the centre of the town. When he flew an air mail run from Adelaide across Gulf St Vincent to Minlaton in 1919, it was the first over-water flight in the Southern Hemisphere.

Minlaton is in the District Council of Yorke Peninsula, the federal Division of Grey[2] and the state electoral district of Goyder.

Thirteen miles to the west is Brown Point, commonly known as "The Bluff" or "Bluff Beach", where the boat winching system is a tourist attraction.



  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Minlaton (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Localities". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 

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