Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Land Not Within a Council Area (Eyre)
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Whale Bone Area and the Point Fowler Structure, Fowlers Bay Conservation Reserve (designated places of archaeological significance)
Registered Name Whale Bone Area and the Point Fowler Structure - designated places of archaeological significance
Significance The collection of whale bones at the western end of Fowlers Bay is clearly the result of the actions of European whalers during the early 1840s. The look-out at the eastern end of Point Fowler may well have been connected with these activities. The sites are therefore not only indicative of the whaling industry - one of the first successful export industries to be established in South Australia - but also potentially represent the earliest known physical evidence of European activity in the Fowlers Bay area.
Subject Index Maritime industry - Whaling Station; Landscape area - Archaeological Site
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 09-OCT-1997
LGA Unincorporated SA
State Heritage ID 16226
Heritage Number 26
Section 16 b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5772/806 D35535 A101


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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