Town Services

Crystal Brook Art, Craft & Antique Gallery Inc

Crystal Brook Art, Craft & Antique Gallery Inc
33 Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 3111

Crystal Brook Public Library

Crystal Brook Public Library
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2150

Police Station

Police Station
29 Brandis Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2200

Crystal Brook Swimming Pool

Crystal Brook Swimming Pool
1 Mais Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2458

Sport & Recreational Clubs

Crystal Brook Bowling Club

Crystal Brook Bowling Club
Eyre Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2342

Crystal Brook Football Club Inc

Crystal Brook Golf Club Inc

Crystal Brook Golf Club Inc
Gladstone Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2254

Crystal Brook Motor Cycle Club Inc

Crystal Brook Motor Cycle Club Inc
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2564

Education

Crystal Brook Kindergarten

Crystal Brook Kindergarten
Mais Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2411

Crystal Brook Primary School

Crystal Brook Primary School
7 Mitchell Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2134

Medical

Chris Connelly, Psychologist

Chris Connelly, Psychologist
70 Mais Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2266

Crystal Brook Massage Therapy

Crystal Brook Massage Therapy
17 Stanley Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 1300 342 873

Crystal Brook Medical Practice

Crystal Brook Medical Practice
Claridge Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 1180

Spencer Gulf Podiatry

Spencer Gulf Podiatry
Edmund Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2001

Willochra Home for the Aged

Willochra Home for the Aged
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2320

Accommodation

Broughton Lodge Suffolk Stud

Broughton Lodge Suffolk Stud
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 86365050

Crystal Brook Caravan Park

Crystal Brook Caravan Park
Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2640

Crystal Brook Hotel

Crystal Brook Hotel
47 Railway Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2023

Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel
24 Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: Hotel 86362018

Agricultural Services

P S Croser

P S Croser
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2245

Hannaford David & Tracy Smith Seed Cleaning Drying & Grading

Hannaford
David & Tracy Smith Seed Cleaning Drying & Grading
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 0428 847 949

Kerin Agencies

Kerin Agencies
102 Binney Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2336

Lower Flinders Animal & Plant Control Board

Lower Flinders Animal & Plant Control Board
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2218

Banks

BankSA

BankSA
22 Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 3179

Beekeepers

K J & H M Grossman, Apiarists

K J & H M Grossman, Apiarists
Eyre Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2404

Building Contractors & Materials

Groundworx  SA

Groundworx  SA
Pirie Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 0408 220 911

Mid North Concrete Pumping

Mid North Concrete Pumping
Lot 199 Government Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2180 . 0419 810 406

Adam Norrish Renovations

Adam Norrish Renovations
2 Colton Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 0412 440

O'Dea Electrical Contracting

O'Dea Electrical Contracting
Lot 3 Clare Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 0401 849 731

Perkins Concreting

Perkins Concreting
Cattletrack Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2180

Southern Flinders Plumbing & Gasfitting

Southern Flinders Plumbing & Gasfitting
Craig Jeffries CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 0400 183 075

Wohling Electrical

Wohling Electrical
32 Gilbert Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2109 . 0419 362 539

Engineering & Machinery

Crouch Rural

Crouch Rural
26 Brandis Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2257

Reddens Machinery Services Pty Ltd

Reddens Machinery Services Pty Ltd
4 - 5 Binney Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2137

Rocky River Ag Services

Rocky River Ag Services
Wongabirrie Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2772

Ware Engineering

Ware Engineering
Clare Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2310 . 0417 083 701

Cafes & Restaurants

Harry's Deli

Harry's Deli
47 Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2207

Jezzabelles Cafe & Takeaway

Jezzabelles Cafe & Takeaway
33 Bowman Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2316

Churches

Anglican Church of Australia

Anglican Church of Australia
55 Brandis Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2070

Catholic Church

Catholic Church

8.30 am
Sunday
Holy Trinity . CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone:8636 2677

Lutheran Church

Lutheran Church

No resident pastor at present
Ring Leona Oborn 8633 1092 or
Melva Kloener 8632 1344 for weekly service times

St Johns . Stanley Street CRYSTAL BROOK

Uniting Church in Australia

Uniting Church in Australia
59 Brandis Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2045

Computers & Communications

British Aerospace Australia Ltd

British Aerospace Australia Ltd
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2849

Fuel Merchants

L H Perry & Sons Pty Ltd

L H Perry & Sons Pty Ltd
68 Eyre Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2274

Gardening & Horticultural

Neil Davidson Worm Farms

Neil Davidson Worm Farms
9 Frith Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 3010

Southern Flinders Mowing Service

Southern Flinders Mowing Service
CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 0438 009 848

Motor Engineers & Repairers

Crystal Brook Crash & Auto

Crystal Brook Crash & Auto
29 Darbon Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2302

Tyreplus

Tyreplus
29 Darbon Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 1300 897 375

Retail

Australia Post

Australia Post
2 Railway Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2021

The Brook Meat Store

The Brook Meat Store
Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2026

Crystal Brook Hardware & Garden Centre

Crystal Brook Hardware & Garden Centre
42 Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2430

Crystal Brook Natural Products

Crystal Brook Natural Products
20 Eyre Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2715 . 0408 810 859

Crystal Brook Newsagency

Crystal Brook Newsagency
Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2071

Hair Gallery

Hair Gallery
1 Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2410

IGA

IGA
Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2017

Kupsch Bakery

Kupsch Bakery
Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2089

Original Patina

Original Patina
9 Darbon Terrace CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 0407 792 019

Ramsey Pharmacy

Ramsey Pharmacy
32 Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2063

Shear Success

Shear Success
47 Bowman Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2681

Service Stations

BP

BP
26 Brandis Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2257
68 Eyre Highway CRYSTAL BROOK . 8636 2222

Surveyors

Kevin Burgess & Assoc Pty Ltd

Kevin Burgess & Assoc Pty Ltd
29 Mitchell Street CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 8636 2830

Transport - Heavy

B M & B K Noonan

B M & B K Noonan
O'Shaughnessey Road CRYSTAL BROOK . Phone: 0429 810 639

First explored by Edward John Eyre in 1839, Crystal Brook is at the southern gateway to the Flinders Ranges. A service centre to some of South Australia's productive sheep and wheat country, it is an attractive, well maintained town, with a delightful main street.

The Crystal Brook Run was one of the original South Australian pastoral runs, encompassing 1450 square kilometres and the main homestead, Bowman Park, is now part of the Bowman Park Native Fauna Section. Their website can be seen here.

The National Trust Museum (pictured left) was the first two storey construction in the town, originally owned by E. H. Hewett Baker and completed in 1875. It has interesting displays of machinery and farming equipment and an impressive historic photograph exhibition. Because it was once a bakery it has a rare underground oven.

5 km east of Crystal Brook, Bowman Park Native Fauna Section is located on the Heysen Trail and offers visitors an opportunity to walk a short section of the trail at the southern end of the Flinders Ranges. The park has historic buildings which date back to 1847, an excellent Australian reptile collection, and a wide variety of native animals which abound during the hours after dark.

For details of accommodation and opening times contact (08) 8636 2116.

31 August 1932

WHEN CRYSTAL BROOK WAS SHEEP RUN

Kangaroos Were Driven Into The Sea

PIONEER'S STORY

By Our Travelling Staff Representative

Mrs. David Heaslip, who is 88, is a real Crystal Brook pioneer. As a girl of 15, she came to this district to the Bowman's Crystal Brook head station which also included Napperby, Nelshaby and Broughton runs.

The boundaries of this huge stretch of country, owned by John, William, and Thomas Bowman, were the sea and Broughton River.....

....at 15 she was engaged by Mrs. Bowman at Crystal Brook station until she married Mr. Heaslip at Mintaro in 1882. Her husband came up to H. B. Hughes's Boovoolie estate at Gladstone, where for three years he broke in horses for Indian remounts. They then went to live on Nelshaby, Napperby, and at the Bowman's head station until the northern areas were opened up and Mr. Heaslip bought a farm at Hughes Gap, a portion of Booyoolee.

Mr. Heaslip had one of the first contracts to fence Crystal Brook run. He also had the contract to sink the first railway dam at Warnertown - a huge catchment two or three chains long. It is silted level now.

Fighting Drought And Pests

"The season was very good when we went to Crystal Brook, but in 1865, I think it was, there was no water and nearly all the stock were sent to Nelshaby." Mrs. Heaslip told me. "All the calves and foals were destroyed. Most of the sheep were shorn at Napperby, where more than 50 shearers were engaged at the big shed. The wool was carted to Bowman's jetty at Port Pirie.

"During the drought the springs went dry, and they had to sink wells. It was shearing time, but when they went out one morning to get a tank of water they found that the well had been filled with sand overnight. It was nearly dinner time before they got sufficient water."

Mrs. Heaslip recalled the big kangaroo hunts when all the men and dogs from the three stations mustered the marsupials, and drove them into the sea. She spoke of the hundreds of wild cattle, which in drought times stampeded down from the Beetaloo and Napperby hills to the sea, drank the salt water, and perished; the huge wild pigs on the Broughton which were quickly despatched because they killed the lambs.

"I wonder how these pigs got there in the first place," Mrs. Heaslip reflected. "They must have escaped from a ship. Emus were like flocks of sheep in those days between Crystal Brook and Napperby. I have seen blackfellows stalking along behind a big bough and spearing them."

.... The late David Heaslip took up a section of land at Hughes' Gap when Booyoolee was first subdivided. He had to cart water from the creek until he sunk a dam there. Until the railway was constructed the wheat was carted to Port Pirie. One could often see long processions of bullock teams drawing loads of grain in summer and winter. Mrs. Heaslip remembers having seen Mr. Goyders survey camp when he was working out his famous line of rainfall.