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'''Lipson''' is an historic [[farming]] [[town]] on the [[Eyre Peninsula]], located only 12km from [[Tumby Bay]], [[South Australia]]. Today, Lipson is little more than a historic tourist attraction, with very few permanent [[residents]].
 
'''Lipson''' is an historic [[farming]] [[town]] on the [[Eyre Peninsula]], located only 12km from [[Tumby Bay]], [[South Australia]]. Today, Lipson is little more than a historic tourist attraction, with very few permanent [[residents]].
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==Drugs==
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Lipson has long been known for the large quantities of drugs grown there. Often the roofs of houses are lowered and a false ceiling is put in. Lights and a watering system get installed so that they grow well. Upon the purchase of their house, on the outskirts of lipson, the Piecrofts were surprised to find one of these lowered ceilings containing lights, that had obviously been used to grow weed.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==

Revision as of 12:11, 18 May 2009

Lipson
South Australia
Postcode(s) 5607
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Location 12 km (7 mi) North West of Tumby Bay
LGA(s) District Council of Tumby Bay
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey

Lipson is an historic farming town on the Eyre Peninsula, located only 12km from Tumby Bay, South Australia. Today, Lipson is little more than a historic tourist attraction, with very few permanent residents.


Drugs

Lipson has long been known for the large quantities of drugs grown there. Often the roofs of houses are lowered and a false ceiling is put in. Lights and a watering system get installed so that they grow well. Upon the purchase of their house, on the outskirts of lipson, the Piecrofts were surprised to find one of these lowered ceilings containing lights, that had obviously been used to grow weed.

History

The township was named after Thomas Lipson, a Naval Officer born in 1783, who came to South Australia in 1836 and was appointed Collector of Customs and Harbour Master at Port Adelaide.[1] Lipson was once a well established town, having a number of facilities including a Post Office, a church, shop and a school. The school school opened in 1881 as "Yaranyacka" and closed in 1950.[2]

Nearby mines produced some of the finest talc in the world, but with the closing of the mines, the town gradually died. The district surrounding Lipson is agricultural, with sheep and cereal crops prevalent.[3]

The Ungarra and Lipson Football clubs merged in 1963 to form the Eyre united Football Club, with the oval now located at Ungarra.[4]

Despite the waning of the town, the annual Lipson show has continued, with Tumby Bay residents and tourists flocking to the show each year. In 2004, the show celebrated its 100th year in operation.[2]

Lipson Cove

Only a few kilometers toward the coast from the town, Lipson Cove is a tranquil little bay with camping facilities. The cove is renowned for its fishing and the old talc mine is located nearby. This area has exposed granite coastal hills and cliffs that extend from Lipson Cove to Port Neill.[5] Lipson Island can be accessed when the tide is low, but care must be taken not to get stranded.

References

  1. ^ Manning Index Of S.A., Lipson  Unknown parameter |access date= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help)
  2. ^ a b D.C. pf Tumby Bay, Attractions NW of Tumby Bay  Unknown parameter |access date= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "prof2" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ Tumby Bay Tourist Page, Drives in the Tumby Bay & Port Neill District  Unknown parameter |access date= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help)
  4. ^ Central Online, History doesn't stop now  Unknown parameter |access date= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help)
  5. ^ Lower Eyre Peninsula District Soil Conservation Board, District Plan and Three Year Program ([dead link]Scholar search)  Unknown parameter |access date= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help)

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Coordinates: 34°17′S 136°07′E / 34.283°S 136.117°E / -34.283; 136.117