Hale Conservation Park
|Hale Conservation Park|
|Nearest town or city||Williamstown|
|Established||9 January 1964|
|Area||1.89 km2 (0.7 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources|
|Website||Hale Conservation Park|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Hale Conservation Park (formerly Hale National Park and Hale Wild-Life Reserve) is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the locality of Williamstown about 60 kilometres (37 miles) north-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) south-east of the town centre in Williamstown.
Land consisting of sections 119, 124, 125, 135 and 138 first gained protected status as a wildlife reserve proclaimed on 9 January 1964 under the Crown Lands Act 1929.  On 4 February 1965, all of the land previously proclaimed as a wildlife reserve in 1964 and section 315 were proclaimed as the Hale Wild-Life Reserve under the Crown Lands Act 1929.  On 9 November 1967, all of the land was proclaimed under the National Parks Act 1966 as the Hale National Park. The national park was re-proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 as the Hale Conservation Park on 27 April 1972. As of 2018, it covered an area of 1.89 square kilometres (0.73 sq mi).
In 1980, the conservation park was described as follows:
Hale Conservation Park is situated in rugged hilly country of the north-central Mount Lofty Ranges. The dominant plant community is a low open forest of Eucalyptus obliqua, E. goniocalyx and E. fasciculosa, above a mid-dense heath understorey. Common mammals in the park are Macropus fuliginosus (western grey kangaroo) and Tachyglossus aculeatus (echidna), while over sixty species of birds have been recorded. A walking track traverses the length of the park...
The Zoothera dauma (scaly thrush) which is a threatened bird in South Australia due to destruction of its habitat ... can be found in the park. Together with Warren Conservation Park to the South, the park contains unique geological exposures of a recently discovered unconformity between the Adelaidian sequence and a rejuvenated crystalline basement inlier.
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- "Search results for 'Hale Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected - 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Hundreds' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
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- "Hale Conservation Park". National Parks South Australia. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
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- "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 700. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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