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Darlington, South Australia

Coordinates: 35°01′48″S 138°33′25″E / 35.030°S 138.557°E / -35.030; 138.557
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AdelaideSouth Australia
Flagstaff Hill Road, Darlington
Darlington is located in South Australia
Coordinates35°01′48″S 138°33′25″E / 35.030°S 138.557°E / -35.030; 138.557
Population1,275 (SAL 2021)[1]
Location14 km (9 mi) south of Adelaide city centre
RegionSouthern Adelaide[2]
State electorate(s)Black
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Darlington:
Seacombe Gardens Sturt Bedford Park
Seacombe Heights Darlington Flagstaff Hill
O'Halloran Hill

Darlington is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia part of which is in the City of Onkaparinga and the City of Marion. For many years, Darlington was the southern entrance to Adelaide's urban area on Main South Road. It hosted many service stations of different brands. It represents the convergence of Flagstaff Road to Main South Road from the south, with Seacombe Road to the west, Diagonal Road to the northwest and Marion Road to the north with South Road continuing northeast. The new upgrades are taking place here and most are complete.

Houses in Darlington

In about 1851 the village of Darlington was created and named by Samuel William Lewis, the licensed victualler of the Flagstaff Inn,[4] after the market town in County Durham in North East England named Darlington.[5] Lewis was the licensed victualler of the Flagstaff Inn during these years 1848-1853 – 1858 – 1860–1864.[citation needed]

Lewis was a stone mason by trade and he was contracted to erect the first two public memorials in the colony. The first was a memorial to Colonel William Light erected in 1843[5] over the site of his grave in Light Square.[6] The second was the monument to Matthew Flinders at Stamford Hill near Port Lincoln in 1844.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Darlington (SA) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  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.
  4. ^ Bowden, Tom (9 October 2013). "The A-Z story of the history behind Adelaide's suburbs". The Advertiser. Adelaide. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Darlington". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 7 January 2010. SA0017954. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Adelaide Park Lands and Squares: Light Square Report" (PDF). Adelaide City Council. 29 October 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2016.