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The park commemorates the commitment to conservation by scientist and former Governor of South Australia, Sir Mark Oliphant.  He was the first South Australian born Governor. 

Sir Marcus 'Mark' Laurence Elwin Oliphant, AC, KBE, FRS (8 October 1901 – 14 July 2000) was an Australian physicist and humanitarian who played a fundamental role in the first experimental demonstration of nuclear fusion and the development of the atomic bomb.

During retirement he was appointed Governor of South Australia by Premier Don Dunstan a position he held from 1971 to 1976.   In 1977 he assisted in the founding of the Australian Democrats political party.


Address:Scott Creek Road, Mark Oliphant Conservation Park, Heathfield, 5153
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.035914
Long: 138.708581
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th February, 1996
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Plaque :

Mark Oliphant Conservation Park

This park commemorates the commitment to conservation, particularly in the Mt Lofty Ranges, of eminent scientist and former Governor of South Australia, Sir Mark Oliphant, AC, KBE, FRS

This plaque was unveiled by Sir Mark Oliphant, AC, KBE, FRS and the Hon. David Wotton, MP  Minister for the Environment
and Natural Resources on 25th February, 1996

(This park was formerly known as Lofty Recreation Park)

Source: MA
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