Thursday, 25 May 2017

State Heritage Area

People of Aboriginal, Afgan and European decent all regard Beltana as an important place in their cultural heritage.

In 1970 the Hull family moved to Beltana to run the Beltana Field Study Centre and the General Store. In 1972 the the Hull family requested and the Minister declared  their land under the Aboriginal and Historic Relics Act In recognition of the significant heritage at Beltana and to offer some form of protection for future generations on 24th August 1972.  As legislation  changed Beltana  was declared a State Heritage Area by the government of South Australia on 16 July 1987. We are one of only two heritage towns in South Australia.

References
Aird, Graham and Klaassen, Nic: BELTANA, The Town That Will Not Die (1984) Beltana, South Australia ISBN 0-9591081-0-6.
Aird, Graham: Beltana Trails (1984)  Beltana, South Australia

Hull, Ivan The Rise and fall of Beltana (1976) Beltana, South Austarlia ISBN 0-9596157-0-9

 Beltana State Heritage Area Guidelines for Development  

 http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/our-places/Heritage/Visiting_heritage_places/State_heritage_areas/Beltana