Aldinga, South Australia

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Aldinga
South Australia
CSIRO ScienceImage 4569 Cutting hay at Aldinga south of Adelaide in South Australia 1992.jpg
Cutting hay near Aldinga, south of Adelaide in South Australia. 1992
Population
  • 448 (2011 Census)[1]
  • 227 (2006 Census)[2]
Established 1857
Postcode(s) 5173
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
State electorate(s) Kaurna[3]
Mawson[4]
Federal Division(s) Kingston
Suburbs around Aldinga:
Maslin Beach[5] Maslin Beach Tatachilla[5]
Port Willunga[5] Aldinga Whites Valley[5]
Aldinga Beach[5] Sellicks Hill[5] Sellicks Hill

Aldinga /ɔːlˈdɪŋɡə/ is a suburb of Adelaide in South Australia located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of the Adelaide city centre in the City of Onkaparinga.

History[edit]

European history[edit]

Aldinga started as a town in the 1850s in response to the development of farming on the Aldinga Plains. The layout of the town in circa 1857 is attributed to Lewis Fidge, a local farmer. The town is reported as growing quickly with the construction of a ‘hotel, church, blacksmith’s shop and a number of other shops and trades.’ In the 1870s, the combination of declining productivity of the land and opportunities such as the availability of land in South Australia’s mid-North resulted in a population decline. However, the town survived due to its location on the Old Coach Road which continues south to towns along the east coast of Gulf St Vincent as part of what is now called the Main South Road.[6] Aldinga Post Office opened around 1851 and closed in 1992.[7]

Popular culture[edit]

The bands Another's Life, The Fall Of Troy, and I Killed The Prom Queen come from Aldinga.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats, Aldinga (State Suburb)". ABS. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Aldinga (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 State election boundaries". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 State election boundaries". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "City of Onkaparinga suburb boundaries map". City of Onkaparinga. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "European History and Heritage - suburb profile, Aldinga". City of Onkaparinga. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

Coordinates: 35°16′01″S 138°28′59″E / 35.267°S 138.483°E / -35.267; 138.483