Towns in Australia

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Minlaton SA


Postcode: 5575

Minlaton is a town in the centre of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The welcome sign entering the town describes it as the Barley capital of the world.

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 Saint 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 state electoral district of Goyder and federal Division of Wakefield.