Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Emeroo Station, Via STIRLING NORTH
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Land Not Within a Council Area (Flinders); Port Augusta Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Former Ostrich Farm, Emeroo Station, including Original Homestead, Ruins of Hatching Shed, Exotic Plants and Ostrich Fences
Registered Name The Ostrich Farm
Significance At a regional and State level the ostrich farm is historically significant as an example of the variety of land uses encouraged by the government and the role played by prominent pastoralists in utilising any possible productive use of arid lands. As such, the farm represents the theme of pastoralism in the latter part of the 19th century, when adjustment to the low rainfall areas became a matter of necessity (Flinders Ranges Heritage Survey, 1995).
Subject Index Farming and grazing - Ostrich Farm; Farming and grazing - Farm Group; Miscellaneous - Fence, Gate or Wall; Farming and grazing - Farm House; Farming and grazing - Shed
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 14-FEB-1985
LGA Port Augusta; Unincorporated SA
State Heritage ID 12702
Heritage Number 14
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5610/606 H330600 S813, 814,CT 5610/606 H380200 S7


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.

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