Parara Whale Memorial

Yorke Peninsula

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Approximately 5 kms south of Ardrossan there is a memorial constructed in memory of 7 whales which beached themselves in 2014.
The Arrium Mine and the local school children where involved. Dolomite rocks from the mine were used and the children named the whales. A plaque was placed on each rock telling the name chosen, whale type and weight.





The Yorke Peninsula is the traditional lands of the Narungga (Nharangga) people, who have lived on, and cared for, this country since the beginning of time. We work, live and travel on Nharannga Banggara [Country], and we take time away from those pursuits to acknowledge and pay our deep respects to the Nharangga Elders of the past and present. 

Today, it is essential that we continue to care for and protect our spectacular natural environment. Tread lightly and leave no trace. Learn more about responsible and respectful travel on Yorke Peninsula.