Minlaton, South Australia

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Minlaton
South Australia
MinlatonWarMemorial.JPG
War memorial on Main St.
Minlaton is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Minlaton
Minlaton
Coordinates34°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
Population800 (2016 census)[1]
Established1876[2]
Postcode(s)5575
Location
LGA(s)Yorke Peninsula Council
RegionYorke and Mid North[3]
CountyFergusson[2]
State electorate(s)Narungga[4]
Federal Division(s)Grey[5]
Localities around Minlaton:
Bluff Beach Koolywurtie Curramulka
Parsons Beach Minlaton Curramulka
Ramsay
Spencer Gulf Brentwood
Yorketown
Yorketown
FootnotesAdjoining localities[2]

Minlaton is a town in central Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. At the 2016 census, Minlaton had a population of 800.[1] It is known as the "Barley capital of the world", due to the rich Barley production in the region.

Minlaton was the hometown 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[6] and the state electoral district of Narungga.[4]

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.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Minlaton, like most of the Yorke Peninsula, has a dry Mediterranean Climate bordering on Semi-Arid. Annual rainfall is around 360mm, most of which falls in the winter months.

Climate data for Minlaton
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.6
(114.1)
44.1
(111.4)
41.0
(105.8)
37.4
(99.3)
30.9
(87.6)
25.9
(78.6)
23.0
(73.4)
29.3
(84.7)
33.0
(91.4)
38.7
(101.7)
44.3
(111.7)
45.9
(114.6)
45.6
(114.1)
Average high °C (°F) 29.6
(85.3)
28.6
(83.5)
26.7
(80.1)
23.4
(74.1)
19.5
(67.1)
16.3
(61.3)
15.3
(59.5)
16.4
(61.5)
19.1
(66.4)
22.6
(72.7)
26.0
(78.8)
27.6
(81.7)
22.6
(72.7)
Average low °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
15.3
(59.5)
14.1
(57.4)
11.9
(53.4)
10.0
(50.0)
7.8
(46.0)
7.0
(44.6)
6.8
(44.2)
7.9
(46.2)
9.3
(48.7)
12.0
(53.6)
13.5
(56.3)
10.9
(51.6)
Record low °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
8.0
(46.4)
6.0
(42.8)
5.0
(41.0)
3.0
(37.4)
0.0
(32.0)
−0.3
(31.5)
0.5
(32.9)
0.2
(32.4)
0.8
(33.4)
2.1
(35.8)
3.7
(38.7)
−0.3
(31.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14.5
(0.57)
18.1
(0.71)
16.1
(0.63)
24.5
(0.96)
39.5
(1.56)
52.5
(2.07)
50.0
(1.97)
46.1
(1.81)
35.4
(1.39)
22.8
(0.90)
21.8
(0.86)
19.6
(0.77)
360.3
(14.19)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 4.6 3.4 5.2 8.6 13.1 17.6 18.5 18.6 14.6 8.3 6.9 6.9 126.3
Average afternoon relative humidity (%) 36 39 40 47 49 67 70 63 58 47 39 39 50
Source: [7]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Minlaton (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Search result(s) for Minlaton (LOCB) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Counties", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 17 October 2013. SA0045172. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Localities". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Climate statistics for Minlaton". Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

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