Hincks Conservation Park

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Hincks Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Hincks Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Hincks Conservation Park
Hincks Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityLock
Coordinates33°52′56.8″S 135°45′51.5″E / 33.882444°S 135.764306°E / -33.882444; 135.764306Coordinates: 33°52′56.8″S 135°45′51.5″E / 33.882444°S 135.764306°E / -33.882444; 135.764306
Established1 January 1941 (1941-01-01)[1]
Area8.78 km2 (3.4 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesDepartment of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Hincks Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia on the Eyre Peninsula located about 95 kilometres (59 miles) north of Port Lincoln and 35 kilometres (22 miles) south east of Lock in the gazetted locality of Tooligie.[2][3]

The conservation park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 1972 in relation to a parcel of land of which part had enjoyed protected area status since 1941. The majority of the land forming the conservation park as of 2014 was part of a conservation reserve proclaimed under the Crown Lands Act 1929 in 1993 and which was added to the conservation park in 2004 prior to the majority of the land holding being excised to create the Hincks Wilderness Protection Area.[2]

One source states that the conservation park was named after Sir Cecil Stephen Hincks, SA Minister of Lands, Irrigation and Repatriation (1946–1963) while another states that its name was derived from the former Hincks Conservation Reserve.[4][3]

It is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Mallee Parks of the Central Eyre Peninsula Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment and Heritage. 2007. p. 2. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Search result for "Hincks Conservation Park" (record no.SA0030642) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and "Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ Jenny Tilby Stock (1996): Hincks, Sir Cecil Stephen (1894–1963), Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.

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