Cherryville, South Australia

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Cherryville
South Australia
Cherryville.jpg
The town of Cherryville seen from Marble Hill
Cherryville is located in South Australia
Cherryville
Cherryville
Location in South Australia
Coordinates 34°54′43″S 138°45′55″E / 34.91194°S 138.76528°E / -34.91194; 138.76528Coordinates: 34°54′43″S 138°45′55″E / 34.91194°S 138.76528°E / -34.91194; 138.76528
Population 238 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1840
Postcode(s) 5134
Elevation 493 m (1,617 ft)
Location 15 km (9 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council
State electorate(s) Heysen
Federal Division(s) Mayo

Cherryville is a small town in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It was named in around 1840 after the native cherry trees that grew in the area,[2] although some historians claim that it was not named until 1892, when horticultural cherry plantings became widespread in the area.[3] Prior to this, land holdings were typically of around 100 acres (40 ha) and used primarily for pastoralism or small-scale vegetable gardens. At the 2006 census, Cherryville had a population of 238.[1]

Cherryville Post Office opened on 2 January 1899 and closed in 1974.[4]

The town received national attention in May 2013 when the 2013 Cherryville bushfire burnt out 670 hectares (1,700 acres) of scrub and farmland surrounding the district. The fire was notable in that it occurred outside the fire-ban season, leading to calls to review the State's fire ban policy.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cherryville (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Hines, Lucy Maymon (1937). Environs of Norton Summit. East Torrens Historical Society (1996). 
  3. ^ Rick Bzowy Architects; Simon Weidenhofer; Robyn Taylor; Bill Smith (February 1994). East Torrens Heritage Survey. Department for Environment and Natural Resources. p. 30. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Sam Kelton; Steve Rice; Brad Crouch (12 May 2013). "Adelaide Hills bushfire prompts policy review to extend fire danger season". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 May 2013.