“Wilderness Cultivated by Science”

100 Years, 2009

Coonalpyn is a small country town with a population of about 215, situated along what used to be known as the Ninety Mile Desert. Wheat, barley, canola, beans and peas are the main crops grown in the area, and also sheep and cattle. During the early 1950’s, superphosphates and trace elements were introduced into the soil, creating the ability to use the land for cropping to its full potential.

Coonalpyn belongs to the Coorong District Council and in the Federal Electorate of Barker and State Electorate of Mackillop.