State Heritage Area

People of Aboriginal, Afghan and European descent 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 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.



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