Yacka Institute, Australia
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Australia Yacka Institute

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The township of Yacka dates from 1896. It was named from the Ngadjuri Aboriginal people's name Yackamoorundie for the region, meaning "sister to the big river". The town was reasonably prosperous As witnessed by the Institute Building. But changes in farming methods and the contraction of government services under the name of economic rationalism in the last decades of the twentieth century saw services removed from Yacka, including the railway, the Post Office and the school. Private businesses, too, folded in this period - the hotel, the bank and the general store all closed their doors. Today the town is in a sad state with deteriorating Vacant buildings.

Photography Tips

Just wander the street and enjoy the old buildings and their textures and colours.

Travel Information

Yacka is a two-hour drive from Adelaide. There are numerous other small town in the region that you should also visit.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 07:15 - 17:29 | current local time: 02:10
Photo Themes Architecture Historic building

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