Local Aboriginal tribes have known about Mikkira for a while, while they would travel around the southern tip of Eyre Peninsula, and use the local watering hole as a freshwater supply.
When white settlers came here in the mid 1800s, the fresh water meant it was the perfect location for a farming property and sheep were grazed along the limestone country, surrounded by towering gum and eucalyptus trees.
The Theakstone family bought the lease back on February 23rd 1923 and it's still run by their family today, with Elizabeth de la Perrelle (nee Theakstone) holding the freehold since 1986.
These days they open the doors of the property to campers and day-trippers, many of whom come out to see the local koala population.
I went for a drive out to Mikkira to run an ABC Open Snapped: Wild photo walk with the local MIFSA group, where I decided to also film this Video Postcard, to showcase more of the amazing landscape and wildlife.
The music is from Big Bang Fuzz: OIL006 Track 6 - A Great Adventure by Ben Romalis (APRA).
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