Dorset Vale, South Australia

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Dorset Vale
AdelaideSouth Australia
Dorset Vale is located in South Australia
Dorset Vale
Dorset Vale
Coordinates35°05′14″S 138°40′35″E / 35.087330°S 138.676420°E / -35.087330; 138.676420Coordinates: 35°05′14″S 138°40′35″E / 35.087330°S 138.676420°E / -35.087330; 138.676420[1]
RegionAdelaide Hills[3]
Southern Adelaide[4]
Localities around Dorset Vale:
Cherry Gardens Scott Creek Bradbury
Clarendon Dorset Vale Jupiter Creek
Kangarilla Meadows

Dorset Vale is a rural locality near Adelaide, South Australia. It straddles three local government areas adjacent to the Onkaparinga River, being within the Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker and the Onkaparinga council areas. The precise boundaries were set in April 1994 and extended in November 2003 for the long-established name.[1] The first post office in the area was given the English name Dorset Vale circa 1850, but it was locally known as "Scotts Bottom" as it was downstream from Scott Creek. Scotts Bottom School opened in 1930, its name was changed to Dorset Vale in 1937 and it closed in 1944.[2]

Dorset Vale includes the Scott Creek Conservation Park.The area would have been used by the Peramangk people before European settlement began in the late 1830s. The Scott Creek area including Dorset Vale was mined for copper and silver in the 19th century. Copper was discovered in 1850, and silver soon after. Mining ceased in 1887 after extraction of 10 000 ounces (310kg) of silver.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Search results for 'Dorset Vale, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Search result(s) for Dorset Vale Post Office (Record No. SA0020468) with the following layers being selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. SA0020468. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Adelaide Hills SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Scott Creek Conservation Park" (PDF). Department for Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs. January 1998. Retrieved 18 May 2017.