The Yorke Peninsula

Left Adelaide 8.00 Saturday and travelled to Port Wakefield for coffee stop at Wendy’s Gallery and opportunity to inspect old quayside. Then to Ardrossan to see the old Smith (stump jump plough) factory, the jetties and the bulk grain handling. Lunch picnic at Port Vincent. Then straight through to Innes National Park for tour led by ranger Richard Thomas. Drove around park area and got off at a few sites including the ruined town of Inneston. Then to Edithburgh for the night. After dinner at the Edithburgh Hotel a talk by Peter Stockings about the history of Edithburgh. On Sunday a walk about Edithburgh and visit to the museum hosted by Barbara Holmes. Then a bus tour of the south east corner of the peninsula guided by local farmer Alan Twartz, including visit to anchor of Balranald, Port Giles wheat storage and Yorketown. Then to Port Victoria with a stop on the way at the ruins of the Lake Sunday Homestead. After lunch at Port Victoria a visit to the museum and meeting with local NT man Gordon Dutschke who talked about the last of the clippers. Then to Maitland to see the mural in the Town Hall and Anglican Church with windows by Cedar Prest. Then back to Burnside with quick afternoon tea stop at Port Wakefield. Back by 7.15 pm. Outlined first by Alan Cross and then brought into effect and led by Richard House (Burnside Historical Society Treasurer).