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Yalpara is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located about 265 kilometres (165 mi) north of the state capital of Adelaide and about 29 kilometres (18 mi) north-east of the municipal seat in Orroroo.

Its boundaries were created on 16 December 1999 for the “long established name” and include the site of the now-ceased Government Town of Brassey which was surveyed in June 1879 and “declared ceased to exist” on 24 February 1927. The origin of the name Brassey is not known, Geoffrey Manning, the South Australian historian, suggests that "it was the name of an associate of Governor Jervois, the most likely candidate being Thomas Brassey (1805-1870), a railway contractor and an associate of Robert Stephenson." Yalpara's name is derived from the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Yalpara which it shares with the locality of Minburra and which was named after an Aboriginal word.

Land use within the locality is ’primary production’ and is concerned with “agricultural production and the grazing of stock on relatively large holdings.” Some land in its south has been gazetted as a protected area known as the Yalpara Conservation Park.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Yalpara had a population of 4 people.

Yalpara is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Stuart and the local government area of the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton .
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