Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Mitcham Council; Onkaparinga Council
Polygon Type D - item has been digitised (generally because it doesn't exist in a DCDB parcel, eg. bridge
Details (Known As) Sturt Gorge Glaciation Geological Site, Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
Registered Name Geological Monument - Sturt Gorge Glaciation
Significance This area is the type locality of the Sturt Tillite Precambrian glacial deposit. The glaciation represented at this site is now recognised as having been of worldwide extent. As a type section it is highly significant for understanding the worldwide Precambrian glacial period through the correlation of contemporary rocks elsewhere. In 1900 the pioneering South Australian geologist Walter Howchin first obtained evidence for the glacial origin of these rocks which was acclaimed as the first evidence of such an ancient glaciation in the southern hemisphere and one of the few then known anywhere in the world. The area is of very high significance for geological education and research and has been designated a Geological Monument by the Geological Society of Australia (South Australian Division) (Geological Monuments in South Australia).
Subject Index Landscape area - Geological Site
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 27-SEP-1990
LGA Mitcham; Onkaparinga
State Heritage ID 14109
Heritage Number 5235
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5758/608 H105100 S625, 674,CR 5750/580 D35889 A4,CR 5849/542 D56671 A1,CT 5390/621 D9612 A2233,CR 6161/225 D61457 A3,CR 6161/226 D94899 A101,CT 6161/223 D94899 A102,CR 6161/224 D94899 A103,CT 6076/722 H105100 S624,CT 6228/419 D77028 A611,CT 6228/418 D77028 A610,CT 6228/397 D121982 A57,CT 6228/414 D121982 A9001


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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