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Minlaton is a town in central Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. At the 2006 census, Minlaton had a population of 773.  It is known as the "Barley capital of the world".

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 and the state electoral district of Goyder.


 

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