Difference between revisions of "Minlaton - South Australia"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (added information re Minlaton)
 
m
Line 1: Line 1:
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 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 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.<br>
 
Minlaton is in the District Council of Yorke Peninsula, the federal Division of Grey and the state electoral district of Goyder.<br>
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
[[Category:Australia]]

Revision as of 16:26, 8 October 2010

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.