Kangarilla, South Australia

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South Australia
Main street of Kangarilla
Kangarilla is located in South Australia
Coordinates35°08′53″S 138°39′36″E / 35.148°S 138.660°E / -35.148; 138.660Coordinates: 35°08′53″S 138°39′36″E / 35.148°S 138.660°E / -35.148; 138.660
Population928 (2006 census)[1]
Elevation195 m (640 ft)
Location41 km (25 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)City of Onkaparinga
RegionSouthern Adelaide[2]
Federal Division(s)Division of Mayo
Localities around Kangarilla:
Clarendon Clarendon Mylor
McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat Kangarilla Jupiter Creek
The Range Blackfellows Creek Meadows

Kangarilla is a town near Adelaide, South Australia. It lies within the City of Onkaparinga and has postcode 5157. At the 2006 census, Kangarilla had a population of 928.[1]


The land around Kangarilla was first settled in around 1840, with wheat and vineyards the main produce. A town was founded in 1849 by John Bottrill, and properly surveyed in 1860.[4] The name was changed regularly in the early days; originally called Scaldwell, then Eyre Flat, the name "Kangarilla" (a word from the local Kaurna language meaning "place of two springs"[citation needed]) was settled upon in 1862.[4]

Dashwood Gully circa 1920

The historic settlement of Dashwood Gully (also known as Dashwoods Gully) existed within the present-day bounded locality of Kangarilla. It was named for George Frederick Dashwood, who settled there in 1841[5] and was appointed as a member of the South Australian parliament in 1843. The first Dashwood's Gully post office opened in November 1863 and closed in 1867; a second post office opened from December 1871 to December 1930.[6][7][8]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kangarilla (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  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. ^ a b http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/kangarilla.htm
  5. ^ "Placename Details: Dashwood Gully". Property Location Browser. 25 July 2007. SA0017978. Retrieved 22 December 2017. Feature Type: Gully; Derivation of Name: Captain G F Dashwood, RN; Other Details: Captain Dashwood settled there in 1841.
  6. ^ "'A hill's post office near Dashwood's Gully' [PRG 1316/12/150] • Photograph". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Dashwood's Gully (1)". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Dashwood's Gully (2)". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 22 December 2017.