Roonka Conservation Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRoonka Conservation Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
|Nearest town or city||Blanchetown|
|Established||27 July 1978|
|Area||1.02 km2 (0.4 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Water|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Roonka Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Blanchetown about 5.8 kilometres (3.6 mi) north of the Blanchetown town centre.
The conservation park is located on land in sections 4 and 5 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Hay on the western side of the Murray River. It was constituted under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 27 July 1978. As of July 2016, the conservation park covered an area of 1.02 square kilometres (0.39 sq mi).
In 1980, it was described as follows:
Roonka Conservation Park contains a most important archaeological site, spanning about 18,000 years. It has yielded evidence of an extremely wide variety of mortuary practices, a large range of archaeological phenomena and a long cultural sequence. The site has been excavated over more than a decade by the South Australian Museum.
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