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Baroota Homestead Ruins

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by Audrey (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Published August 8th 2020
A window into an aspect of South Australia's past


Built in the 1850s, Baroota Homestead was a six-roomed pine paling house with plastered ceilings and a cemented veranda. It became the head homestead for the Baroota run.



Located on the border of Goyder's Line, the Baroota run covered a large land area of approximately 17,000 hectares and was used as rough pasture for sheep. It flourished for twelve years before a devastating drought, followed by flooding rains, killed thousands of sheep. Livelihoods were destroyed in these harsh conditions as people constantly faced relentless heat, isolation, a lack of medical facilities and a shortage of essential supplies.



The remains of this struggling homestead can be seen along the Baroota Hike trail in the Mambray Creek section of Mount Remarkable National Park. Alternatively, they can also be reached by car. Turn left onto Park Road from Port Augusta, and the Baroota Homestead ruins are on your right.


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Why? A window into an aspect of South Australia's past
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Where: Mambray Creek, SA
Cost: Vehicle entry fee
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I like this type of article Audrey, showing some of our past. Hopefully it will remain in its preset condition for future generations. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|758) 44 days ago
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