Marleston, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Looking north along South Road, Marleston is to the west.
Population 1,669 (2011 census)[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 5033
LGA(s) City of West Torrens
State electorate(s) Ashford
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh
Suburbs around Marleston:
West Richmond Richmond Mile End South
Netley Marleston Keswick
Netley North Plympton, Kurralta Park Ashford

Marleston is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of West Torrens.

The earliest European settler in this area was Donald McLean, who selected Section 50, Hundred of Adelaide, of 80 acres (32 ha) in 1837, (the area was originally part of Hilton) and with his family ploughed and sowed 20 acres of seed wheat and in 1838 reaped the first harvest of wheat in South Australia. Around ten years later he sold the land to John Marles, who subdivided it in 1879.[1]


  1. ^ "Manning index of South Australian place names:Marleston". State Library of South Australia. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 

Coordinates: 34°56′56″S 138°33′47″E / 34.949°S 138.563°E / -34.949; 138.563