Maitland, South Australia

Maitland is located in the Yorke Peninsula region of South Australia. Maitland is at the geographic centre of the Yorke Peninsula, 170km west of Adelaide It was proclaimed a town in 1872 and named for the Scottish wife of the first Lord of Kilkerran, Lady Jean Maitland. The locality was known to the local Aborigines as madiwaltu, which translates to ‘white flint,’ an obvious reference to the limestone ridges.

Enriched by the natural lime runoff from the ridges, the soils support a productive agricultural industry based mainly on barley. A self-guided nature and history trail takes visitors on a tour which embraces the significant land marks, including the standout St Johns Anglican Church.

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