Neagles Rock Reserve, Clare

Where is it?: Neagle Rocks Reserve is located off Neagles Rocks Road, Clare.Neagles Rock Reserve

Owner: Owned and managed by the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council.

Property summary: Total area 13 hectares. Hundred of Clare – Lot 37 (Deposited Plan 44629), Lots 104-105 (Filed Plan 10681), Lot 583 (Filed Plan 191146) and Lot 584 (Filed Plan 191145)1.

Landscape Management Region: Northern and Yorke

History: In July 1935 a proposal to purchase the land by public subscription was made by H.E. Lewcock, who owned a garden nursery in Clare2, 3. In October 1935 it was announced that “An agreement has been signed, and deposit paid for the purchase of 25 acres of land, on which is known as Neagle’s Rock”4.

Habitat: The habitat is mostly Peppermint Gum (Eucalyptus odorata), with Southern Cypress Pine Callitris gracilis and Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha). The understory has been considerably disturbed with Top Lavender (Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas) and other weedy plants.Neagles Rock Reserve

Total Species Recorded to Date: 66 (non-passerines 28, passerines 38).

Common Species: White-plumed Honeyeater, Australian Magpie, Adelaide Rosella, Grey Shrikethrush, Rufous Whistler

Less Common Species: Rainbow Bee-eater, Australian Boobook, White-faced Heron, Rainbow Bee-eater, Australian Hobby, Eastern Shriketit

1 Clare & Gilbert Valley Council (2004). Community Land Management Plans, November 2004. pp. 57-60.  

2 Anon. (1935). Neagle’s Rock. The Northern Argus LXVI (3,561): 3. (5 July 1935)  

3 H.E. Lewcock (1935). Neagle’s Rock. The Northern Argus LXVI (3,561): 7. (5 July 1935) 

4 H.E. Lewcock (1935). Neagle’s Rock. The Northern Argus LXVI (3,575): 6. (18 October 1935) 

Updated: 26/07/2021


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