Yorke Peninsula, South Australia - Mount Rat

Mount Rat
34 kilometres south-east of Port Victoria, one comes across the Mount Rat intersection on top of high ground. The sealed road heading north takes one to Maitland, to the south-east Curramulka and Port Vincent, etc, and southwards to Minlaton, Yorketown, Warooka, etc.

Mount Rat today is a ghost town, with one house nearby and a roadside cairn telling those who stop to read what used to be there 90 years ago. Back in the 1920s there were several houses, a hotel, grain stacking yards and even a small community store. With the arrival of sealed roads and better transportation this all gradually disappeared, with the hotel being demolished just prior to the second world war.