Stump Jump Plough

Yorke Peninsula

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The Stump Jump Plough was invented by the Smith brothers in 1876.

South Australia, in particular can be proud of the pioneering brothers Richard and Clarence Smith in the invention, development and perfection of the Stump Jump Plough at Kalkabury, now Arthurton and the large scale manufacture in Ardrossan.

There are two such ploughs on display in Ardrossan. One on the cliff top at the end of the main street, First St, and one in the Ardrossan Museum on Fifth St. The Museum has assorted videos on display, one of which covers the historical significants of its inception for those on farming land.

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.