Millstream-Chichester National Park


Millstream-Chichester National Park
Millstream Chichester National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
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Looking toward the Chichester Range
Map showing the location of Millstream Chichester National Park
Map showing the location of Millstream Chichester National Park
Location Pilbara
Nearest city Roebourne
Coordinates 21°16′24″S 117°06′27″E / 21.27333°S 117.1075°E / -21.27333; 117.1075Coordinates: 21°16′24″S 117°06′27″E / 21.27333°S 117.1075°E / -21.27333; 117.1075
Area 238,167 ha[1]
Established 1970
Governing body Department of Environment and Conservation
Official website

Millstream Chichester National Park is a national park in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (Australia), and is located 1,190 kilometres (739 mi) north of the state capital, Perth.

The park is made up of the old Millstream station which is on the Millstream Creek, just before it joins Fortescue River one of the few permanent watercourses in the area and the Chichester Range.

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History

The area is homeland of the Yinjibarndi people. Millstream Creek was named by the explorer Francis Thomas Gregory in 1861. He reported the favourable grazing prospects. The first pastoral lease was taken up on 1865. The present Millstream Homestead was built in 1920. The homestead was a tavern between 1975 and 1986.

In 1970, the Chichester Range National Park was set aside and officially named.[2] In 1975, the Conservation through Reserves Committee made recommendations for reserves in the Pilbara region, and subsequently, the Millstream region was integrated into the park in 1982.[3]

The Yinjibarndi people work as Rangers and contractors in the Park. The visitors' centre is in the old Homestead, and camping grounds with a gas barbecue and pit toilets are located at Snake Creek, Crossing Pool and Deep Reach Pool.

See also

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References

  1. ^ Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report. Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010. pp. 48. ISSN 1835-114X. http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/content/view/6139/2345/. 
  2. ^ "Naming of Class "A" Reserve No. 30071 (Chichester Range National Park) (per 2403/66)". Western Australia Government Gazette: p. 1970:3357. 30 October 1970. 
  3. ^ Kendrick, Peter (2003). "Pilbara 2 (PIL2 - Fortescue Plains subregion)". A biodiversity audit of Western Australia's biogeographical subregions in 2002. Department of Conservation and Land Management. pp. 559–567. ISBN 0-7307553-4-7. http://www.naturebase.net/pdf/science/bio_audit/pilbara02_p559-567.pdf. 

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