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Discover Balaklava

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by Bev (subscribe)
Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published August 16th 2021
An attractive rural town

Balaklava is located about one hour's drive north of Adelaide and about 25 kms west of Port Wakefield. Though a small agricultural township, it has a lot of historical significance. In 1876, an Adelaide grain grower established the town and named it after the site of the Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War.

The Federation Wall

On entering the township, there is a big sculpture called The Federation Wall which commemorates the centenary of the Federation of Australia from 1901 to 2001. The wall is beautifully sculptured with ceramic and mosaic tiles and tells of stories of people associated with the district.

Park next to Federation Wall

Memorial Sundial

Alongside the Federation Wall is a small park with sculptures of farm animals and a memorial sundial.

The Town's main street

Uniting Church in town centre

Driving through the town centre, one can see beautiful old-style sandstone buildings along the main road.

Marble Memorial

Stone Memorial

Also in the town centre is a beautiful small memorial park with a white marble memorial and a stone sculpture. There are picnic tables and a rotunda for visitors to enjoy.

Picnic tables in park

Next time you are in the region, make a detour to Balaklava and see this beautiful township.
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Where: Balaklava, South Australia
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The towns in that area are so pretty.
by Gayle Beveridge-Marien (score: 4|10399) 538 days ago
Also check out the silo art in nearby Owen, as well as Farrell Flat not too far away.
by Audrey (score: 2|283) 504 days ago
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