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Back in the 1840s quite a few optimistic but foolish people attempted to set up farms around the arid Flinders Ranges, mainly for sheep. One example was in the Aroona Valley in the north of the NP. It was settled in the 1840s but was abandoned in the 1860s due to severe drought.
These 2 photos show the ruins of the house which was built of timber on stone foundations. The timber part burnt down decades ago. The house was actually built on a hill next 2 a spring for water. There are even a couple of ancient fruit trees still surviving next to the spring.
The WS photo shows looks down into the cellar under the house.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4234 W: 102 N: 11935] (49505)
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