Minlaton, South Australia

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South Australia
War memorial on Main St.
Minlaton is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Coordinates 34°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
Population 773 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5575
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder[2]
Federal Division(s) Grey[3]
Localities around Minlaton:
Bluff Beach[4] Koolywurtie[4] Curramulka[4]
Spencer Gulf[4] Minlaton Curramulka
Spencer Gulf[4] Brentwood

Minlaton is a town in central Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. At the 2006 census, Minlaton had a population of 773.[1] It is known as the "Barley capital of the world", due to the rich Barley production in the region.

Minlaton was the home town 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[5] and the state electoral district of Goyder.[2]

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.


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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Minlaton (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Goyder electorate boundaries as of 2014". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "New Ward Structure 2014". Yorke Peninsula Council. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Localities". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 

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