Lincoln National Park - South Australia

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Lincoln is a national park in South Australia (Australia), 249 km west of Adelaide. It occupies the Jussieu Peninsula and a number of nearby islands. 

The Barngala and Nauo people lived in the region before the arrival of European settlers. Cape Donington at the northern tip of the park recorded its first grain crop in 1875. Other activities in that area included woodcutting, grazing and guano mining. Donington Cottage remains and can be rented for a nightly fee. Additional structures in the park include a lighthouse, ranger's quarters and a water pipeline.

European history in the Port Lincoln area is first recorded in Matthew Flinders voyage of discovery aboard the Investigator in 1802. French explorer Nicolas Baudin, aboard the Le Géographe followed a short time later. There are a number of features within and surrounding the park that were named by Matthew Flinders during his time in the area.

Colonial settlers moved into the area in the mid 1800s. Areas of cleared land scattered throughout the park are a result of failed crops and livestock farming during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Shallow and poor soils were the main causes of failure. Wells, ruins, fence lines and farm machinery remain as a testament to this early occupation.

Aboriginal History