Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

Map Show Map
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Land Not Within a Council Area (Far North)
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Blanchewater Homestead (Ruin)
Registered Name Dwelling - Blanchewater homestead (ruin)
Significance The physical features and ruined buildings at Blanchewater represent the first attempts to open up and settle the Far North of South Australia. From 1858 onwards the Blanchewater Homestead was the centre of a profitable and expanding pastoral empire associated with the notable South Australians John Baker (1858) and Thomas Elder (1872).
Subject Index Farming and grazing - Homestead Complex
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 03-NOV-1988
LGA Unincorporated SA
State Heritage ID 13762
Heritage Number 65
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CL 6207/326 D42203 A24


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.

GIS files

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