Ferguson Conservation Park

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Ferguson Conservation Park
South Australia
Ferguson Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Ferguson Conservation Park
Ferguson Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityAdelaide city centre[2]
Coordinates34°55′52″S 138°40′13″E / 34.930996797°S 138.670183002°E / -34.930996797; 138.670183002Coordinates: 34°55′52″S 138°40′13″E / 34.930996797°S 138.670183002°E / -34.930996797; 138.670183002[1]
Established24 June 1949 (1949-06-24)[3]:16 & 21[4]
Area8 hectares (20 acres)[5]
Visitation83 (per week) (in 1977)[3]:21
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
WebsiteFerguson Conservation Park
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Ferguson Conservation Park, formerly Ferguson National Pleasure Resort and Ferguson Recreation Park, is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located within the Adelaide metropolitan area in the suburb of Stonyfell about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 miles) east of the Adelaide city centre.[2][3]:1

The conservation park consists of land in section 687 (formerly part section 289) of the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Adelaide, it is bounded by St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School to the north-west, a private residence to the east, and by the following roads – Stonyfell Road to the north-east, Marble Terrace to the south and Hallett Road to the west.[2][6][3]:1 & 4

The land which is occupied by the conservation park was originally donated to the Government of South Australia on 24 June 1949 by its previous owner, Alice Effie Ferguson, with the request that it be dedicated as a national pleasure resort “for the benefit of the public in perpetuity.” The national pleasure resort was managed by the South Australian Government Tourist Bureau until 27 April 1972 when the land was re-dedicated under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 as the Ferguson Recreation Park.[4][3]: 16 & 21[7] The recreation park was abolished on 24 June 1976 and then re-constituted as a conservation park with the latter being dedicated on 2 June 1977 following the discovery of a procedural error;[3]:21[8] the land was part of a larger holding of which the remainder is now occupied by St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School.[3]:iii, 1, 4

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1] In 1980, the conservation park was listed on the former Register of the National Estate.[9]

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  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Search results for 'Ferguson Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected - 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Ferguson Conservation Park Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment and Planning. 1984. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Erindale Park Given To State". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 24 June 1949. p. 1. Retrieved 10 November 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  6. ^ Banfield, D.H. (24 June 1976). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972-1974: FERGUSON RECREATION PARK ABOLISHED AND FERGUSON CONSERVATION PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 3168. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  7. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 704. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  8. ^ Hopgood, D.J. (2 June 1977). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972-1974: CONSERVATION PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 1580. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Ferguson Conservation Park - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6477)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 31 May 2018.

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