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Innes National Park
Title : Innes National Park Innes National Park
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Creator : South Australia. National Parks and Wildlife Service
Source : Innes National Park [cartographic material] : Hundred of Warrenben .
Place Of Creation : [Adelaide]
Publisher : The Service
Date of creation : [1977]
Format : Map
Dimensions : 420x 590 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Map of Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, showing boundaries and cadastral information.

Innes National Park was declared in 1970 in part to save the habitat of the rare Great Western whipbird. The park comprises over 9,000 hectares of coastal vegetation including heath, swamp and mallee lands much of which is representative of the vegetation of Yorke Peninsula prior to clearance for agricultural purposes. Steep cliffs with wide vistas and sandy beaches with good fishing and surfing make Innes a popular and accessible park. There are a variety of walking trails of varying length and difficulty.

Within the park are the remains of the village of Inneston which was for many years the centre of the Peninsula's gypsum mining industry. The wreck of the Ethel is one of the more accessible shipwrecks along the rugged coastline.

Innes National Park has been chosen as the site for a radio-monitored release of the officially extinct mainland Tammar wallaby. These wallabies have been sourced from New Zealand where they were taken in the 1860s by Governor George Grey as part of a private menagerie.

Coverage year : 1977
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Nature Conservation Society of South Australia Innes National Park: a survey conducted by the Nature Conservation Society of South Australia edited [by] M.R. Foale [Adelaide]: Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, 1977

Innes National Park management plan, southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia / [prepared by Yorke District, Department for Environment and Heritage] Adelaide : Department for Environment and Heritage, 2003

Welford, Christopher Donald Planning for people in the national parks of South Australia, with particular reference to Innes National Park Typescript : Thesis

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