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War memorial on Main St.
Minlaton is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Location in Yorke Peninsula Council
Population 800 (2016 census)
Established 1876
Postcode(s) 5575
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
County Fergusson
State electorate(s) Narungga
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Minlaton:
Bluff Beach Koolywurtie Curramulka
Parsons Beach Minlaton Curramulka
Spencer Gulf Brentwood
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Minlaton is a town in central Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. At the 2016 census, Minlaton had a population of 800. 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 and the state electoral district of Narungga.

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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