Farina Ghost Town
Located in the mid-South Australian desert, this sand- filled ghost town was built on the ambitious promise of wheat and barley production. But the regions harsh desert climate resulted in poor agricultural conditions, deeming much of the land unworkable. Also utilised as a trucking yard for livestock that travelled down the Birsdville track, the area once had a bustling population of approximately 600 residents.
Containing two hotels, two breweries and a bakery, the only evidence of the former township now lies in a succession of dilapidated sandstone ruins. But bringing new life into the area, a number of volunteers recently initiated a restoration of the villages dilapidated structures.