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Minlaton
South Australia
MinlatonWarMemorial.JPG
War memorial on Main St.
Population 773 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5575
Location
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Minlaton:
Bluff Beach Koolywurtie Curramulka
Spencer Gulf Minlaton Curramulka
Ramsay
Spencer Gulf Brentwood
Yorketown
Yorketown

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", 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 and the state electoral district of Goyder.

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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