Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta will include a number of historically important areas that will be preserved as part of the park.
The former Glenthorne property has a rich history, settled in 1839 by the state’s first police commissioner Major Thomas Shuldham O’Halloran. It has been used as a farm, a training ground for military horses in WWI, a research facility from 1949, and is now set to become a heritage precinct within the park.
Each of these phases of history are reflected in the historical building remains on the site, dating back to the 1950s.
The old Worthing Mine buildings in the Lower Field River Valley also provide an example of how copper mining took place in South Australia in the 1800s.