"MINLATON - BARLEY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD" Minlaton by balhannah

Minlaton Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 24 photos

Minlaton, located 197 km west of Adelaide, is a service centre on Yorke Peninsula.

The town and area was settled in the 1870s by farmers who found the conditions ideal for the growing wheat and barley and the grazing of sheep.
Not surprisingly, Minlaton is known as the "Barley capital of the world"

It is also home of the Red Devil, the name of the aeroplane Harry Butler flew. He was a flying ace in World War 1.

Like many towns, Minlaton was originally named something different, here it was Gum Flat, because it is the only area of the southern Yorke Peninsula where red gums grow naturally.

This name was changed to Minlaton which in Aboriginal is 'minlacowrie' meaning 'sweet water'.

From Minlaton, we will continue to head north towards the top of the peninsula, stopping at PORT VICTORIA along the way.

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  • In a nutshell:Interesting small town
  • Last visit to Minlaton: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated Jun 24, 2012
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