Crystal Brook serves the sheep and wheat country at the southern point of the Flinders Ranges. It once formed part of a vast sheep station, Crystal Brook Run, which extended from the current town to Port Pirie in the north-west.
SA - Blanchetown - Blanchetown Historic Hotel has traded on its present site for 117 years. The Hotel license is actually older than this because the license was transferred to the current site from a position further downstream. The building itself is a gem of pioneer construction. The rafters were shaped with a broad axe.The 6 x 8 inch nails used were hand made. The roof rests on rough shaped sapling bearers which still, incidentally, retain their original bark.