Bundaleer North, South Australia

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Bundaleer North
South Australia
Bundaleer North is located in South Australia
Bundaleer North
Bundaleer North
Location in South Australia
Coordinates33°16′26″S 138°35′24″E / 33.274°S 138.59°E / -33.274; 138.59Coordinates: 33°16′26″S 138°35′24″E / 33.274°S 138.59°E / -33.274; 138.59
Postcode(s)5491 [1]
LGA(s)Northern Areas Council
State electorate(s)Stuart [1]
Federal Division(s)Grey [1]
Localities around Bundaleer North:
Caltowie Jamestown Belalie East
West Bundaleer Bundaleer North Belalie East
Bundaleer Gardens Washpool Mayfield

Bundaleer North is a rural locality in the Mid North region of South Australia, situated in the Northern Areas Council.[1] Its modern boundaries were established in April 2001 for the long established local name.[2] Bundaleer North is divided by the RM Williams Way between the Bundaleer Forest Reserve to the west and agricultural land to the east.[3]

The Bundaleer Forest Reserve, established in 1875, was the first plantation for timber production in Australia and the first state forest in South Australia. It was used to sell hardwood logs commercially in its early decades, but expanded into sawn timber after the construction of a sawmill by the Verran government in 1910. It is known as the "birthplace of Australian forestry", and today covers an area of 3,200 hectares. It is open to the public, with camping available from April to November, but is still used for forestry operations. The reserve includes the Bundaleer Picnic Ground and the Bundaleer Arboretum. Three sites associated with the reserve, the Conservator's Hut, the former Forest Office and the 1876 Nursery Site, are jointly listed on the South Australian Heritage Register. The Conservator's Hut has been restored and is now used for accommodation purposes.[4][5][6][7]

Much of the agricultural land to the east of RM Williams Way was among the areas purchased by the state government and divided up for closer settlement programs in the early twentieth century. The North Bundaleer Estate was allotted in 1912, following its purchase the previous year.[8][9] A subsequent area, known as Moore's Farm, was purchased and allotted to existing North Bundaleer Estate residents in 1918 due to concerns about the viability of the size of the 1912 blocks.[10] The North Bundaleer Homestead, from the original station predating the closer settlement subdivision, survives today and is also listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[11] It was restored from 1999 to 2002, and is now used as luxury tourist accommodation.[12]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Search result(s) for Bundaleer North, 5491". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Search result(s) for Bundaleer North, 5491". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Bundaleer North SA 5491". Google Maps. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Bundaleer Forest" (PDF). Forestry SA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Conservator's Hut, former Forest Office and 1876 Nursery Site, Bundaleer Forest Reserve". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Technology in Australia 1788–1988". Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Heritage of the Upper North Region: Background History". SA Historians. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  8. ^ "NORTH BUNDALEER ESTATE". The Advertiser. LIV, (16, 704). South Australia. 30 April 1912. p. 9. Retrieved 8 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "CLOSER SETTLEMENT IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA". Barrier Miner. XXIV, (7225). New South Wales, Australia. 28 September 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 8 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "THE MAN ON THE LAND". The Register (Adelaide). LXXXIII, (22, 482). South Australia. 28 November 1918. p. 7. Retrieved 8 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "North Bundaleer Homestead". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  12. ^ "History & Restoration". North Bundaleer. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.