Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Northern Areas Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Coolootoo Shepherd's Hut
Registered Name Coolootoo Shepherd's Hut
Significance The Coolootoo Shepherd's Hut, which was part of Old Canowie Station, is significant as a remnant of South Australia's early pastoral history in the Upper North. As a shepherd's hut it is remarkable for its use of stone (although now in disrepair) and as an example of the importance of shepherding prior to the introduction of permanent stock and boundary fencing in the pastoral industry in Australia. The Old Canowie Station, (recommended as a State Heritage Place in the Upper North Heritage Survey of 2000, but not entered on the Register), dates back to the 1850s and is intact and in good condition. The Coolootoo Shepherd's Hut is evidence of the size and operation of such pastoral properties in the nineteenth century.
Subject Index Farming and grazing - Stockmans Hut
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 09-MAR-2012
LGA Northern Areas Council
State Heritage ID 25045
Heritage Number 26123
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5694/566 H241100 S4


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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