Lyndhurst Roadhouse is located in the heart of Lyndhurst, a small outback town Gazetted in 1896. This is located at the southern end of the Strzelecki Track. About 40 kilometres south of Lyndhurst is Leigh Creek.
The Aboriginal people Yantruwanta were the original inhabitants of Lyndhurst. In 1882, this town initially served as a freight centre for the railways. The town has also served as a rail outlet for talc mining operations at Mt. Fitton in the Northern Flinders Rangers.
Its population is about 10 with another 20 or so in outlying stations. Lyndhurst and Districts Progress Association manage the town, which supported some large pastoral properties along the northern outwash plains of the ranges including Mt. Lyndhurst and Murnpeowie Stations.
A small outback town in the Nth-East of South Australia, Lyndhurst is home to some attractions and personalities such as the following:
Talc Alf is an artist, poet, sculptor and bush philosopher. His outdoor gallery is located a few kilometres out of town on the Innamincka Road. It is open to public during daylight hours, seven days a week.
Murtee Johnny was the last full-blood Yantruwanta/Yandruwandha Aboriginal man. He was born on Ting Tingaga Station on the Strzelecki Track, South Ausrtralia in 1861 and died on 15th August 1976 at the Wamikata Nursing Home, Pt Augusta at the age of 115. His grave can be found in Lyndhurst.
Located 28 kilometres north of Lyndhurst, Farina is a working station with a fascinating collection of old drays, wheels, ruins and rusting pieces of equipment from the old town, which population grew to about 600 before the copper and silver mine closed in 1927.
The Farina Restoration Group opens the unique underground bakery each year for about eight weeks from late May. It opens to the public with the proceeds going back into the restoration project.
Mt. Lyndhurst Station Bird Watching
About 30 kilometres east of Lyndhurst is Mt. Lyndhurst Station, a well-known bird-watching site for Chestnut-Breasted whitefaces.
Other Lyndhurst Facts
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