Seaton, South Australia

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Seaton
AdelaideSouth Australia
A home in Seaton, South Australia
Population 9,845 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5023
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Colton, Lee
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh, Port Adelaide
Suburbs around Seaton:
West Lakes Royal Park Hendon
West Lakes,
Grange
Seaton Woodville West,
Findon
Henley Beach Fulham Gardens Kidman Park

Seaton is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, located in the western suburbs near Findon, Grange and West Lakes. Seaton is home to the Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

History[edit]

Prior to World War II the area was largely rural, with market gardens, poultry farms and lucerne paddocks, bounded to the west by sand dunes. With the rapid development of industry during and after the war years, including the munitions factory at Hendon and the General Motors-Holden motor vehicle assembly plant at Woodville, the South Australian Housing Trust developed large areas of low-cost workers' housing in Seaton and other nearby suburbs.[2]

South Australian Housing Trust late 1940s semi-detached cottages, showing little exterior modification of the original design.

The first Seaton Post Office opened on 1 September 1965, renamed from Seaton Park; in 1991 it closed and was replaced by the second office renamed from Seaton North.[3]

Seaton is known for its football team, the Seaton Ramblers, who play in Division Three in SAAFL.[4]

Education[edit]

There are currently two schools (both of which are Government and co-educational) located within Seaton:

  • Seaton Park Primary School, located on Balcombe Avenue.[5]
  • Seaton High School, located on the corner of Frederick Road and Glenburnie Street.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Seaton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Marsden, Susan (1977): A history of Woodville. Corporation of the City of Woodville. Pp. 243—246. ISBN 0 9599828 4 1
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "SAAFL - Seaton Ramblers". Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Seaton Park Primary School - Seaton SA - Australian Schools Directory". Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Seaton High School - Seaton SA - Australian Schools Directory". Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

Coordinates: 34°53′56″S 138°30′50″E / 34.899°S 138.514°E / -34.899; 138.514