Clarendon, South Australia

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Clarendon
South Australia
Clarendon Weir panorama 05.jpg
Clarendon Weir
Clarendon is located in South Australia
Clarendon
Clarendon
Coordinates 35°07′0″S 138°38′0″E / 35.11667°S 138.63333°E / -35.11667; 138.63333Coordinates: 35°07′0″S 138°38′0″E / 35.11667°S 138.63333°E / -35.11667; 138.63333
Population 638 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1840
Postcode(s) 5157
Elevation 188 m (617 ft)
Location 35.5 km (22 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
Region Southern Adelaide[2]
County Adelaide[3]
Federal Division(s) Division of Mayo
Suburbs around Clarendon:
Happy Valley Chandlers Hill Cherry Gardens
Woodcroft Clarendon Dorset Vale
Onkaparinga Hills Blewitt Springs Kangarilla
Vineyards and Police Station, date unknown
Clarendon bridge around 1869

Clarendon /ˈklærəndən/ is a small town in the Adelaide Hills, about 25–30 km south of the Adelaide city centre.

The Clarendon Weir is located in the town area on the Onkaparinga River.

History[edit]

On 21 October 1840, Richard Blundell was granted the title to Section 801 Hundred of Noarlunga.[1] This was subsequently subdivided and by 1866 the town was described as a regional centre ‘in the midst of a fine agricultural district, where wheat, peas, and potatoes are largely grown’.[2]

Early trade was built around local vineyards and around proximity to the Onkaparinga River.[3] From 1894 to 1896 the Clarendon Weir was constructed, enhancing the local economy.

In the last 20 years a restoration programme has seen the town's heritage buildings restored.[4]

Notes[edit]

  • ^ Old Reynella - European History and Heritage [5]
  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Clarendon (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Search result for "County of Adelaide, CNTY" with the following data sets selected - "Counties" and "Local Government Areas"". Property Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • ClarendonSA.com.au – Book detailing the historic buildings in the local area, written and illustrated by a local artist