Old Yalata Homestead Ruins - SA

  Population - Station,Homestead


DEG: -31.92893 132.366898
DMS: 31º 55' 44.15" S 132º 22' 0.83" E
UTM: 53 J 6464415mN 251059mE
Altitude: 8m


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Fowlers Bay SA 5690
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Yalata Homestead was built in 1880 and consisted of a 5,000 ha sheep station that extended from the Nullarbor through to Point Brown near Streaky Bay Sitting on a high area overlooking the neaby plains. The reason for this location was to give clear views of the surrounding countryside to eliminate ambush type of attacks from local aboriginals in the area that were common on the town of Yalata (today known as Fowlers Bay) with the aboriginals escaping into the sand dunes.

The Yalata run had outstations at Colons, Penong, Charm, Point Brown, Boobabie, Cundilippy, Nundroo, Pintumba and Pedinga, and in its hey days ran 120,000 sheep and in one year, sent 2,000 bales of wool to market.

Yalata was one of the first stations in the area to erect vermin proof netting along its boundary fences to protect their sheep from the ravages of Dingos and led to almost complete extermination of Dingos on Yalata Station.

Over 122,318 sheep were shorn at Yalata and Penong and Yalata was the largest sheep station in the district.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Ceduna Amo
Distance from Old Yalata Homestead Ruins 127.33km E
Mean Max. °C28.628.226.724.220.818.217.418.721.423.826.027.3
Mean Min. °C15.
Mean Rain mm11.513.716.419.432.335.339.834.527.725.319.420.7

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