Medindie, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 1,128 (2006 census)[1]
1,081 (2001 Census)[2]
Postcode(s) 5081
LGA(s) Town of Walkerville
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Medindie:
Thorngate Medindie Gardens Walkerville
Thorngate Medindie Gilberton
Adelaide Park Lands Adelaide Park Lands Adelaide Park Lands

Medindie (formerly known as Medindee) is an inner northern suburb of Adelaide the capital of South Australia. It is located adjacent to the Adelaide Park Lands, just north of North Adelaide, and is bounded by Robe Terrace to the South, Northcote Terrace to the East, Nottage Terrace to the North and Main North Road to the Northwest.

The upper middle class suburb is mainly residential and contains many fine homes, and a number of historic mansions: "Willyama", (the Aboriginal name for Broken Hill), at 12 The Avenue was named so by Charles Rasp, the boundary rider who pegged a mining claim that became Broken Hill, after he bought it in 1887 from Oscar Görger, a local doctor/surgeon;[3][4] "The Briars" at 15 Briar Avenue, built for George Hawker in 1856, is now the McBride Hospital; and there are many fine houses along Robe Terrace.[5][6][7]

In 1884 the Brown sisters established The Wilderness School, a private school for girls. The school moved to Northcote Terrace in 1885, to its current location on Northcote Terrace in 1893, and acquired its current name in 1918.[8]

Medindie's median property sale price in the June quarter of 2010 was $1,657,000.[9] The suburb regularly ranks with the highest median sale price in the South Australian Real Estate Institute's quarterly sales statistics. The top sale price in the 12 months to 21 March 2012 was $2,350,000 for a 4 bedroom house on Dutton Terrace.[10]

The population of Medindie at the 2001 census was 1,081.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Medindie (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Medindie (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  3. ^ South Australian Directory, 1883, pg. 191, and 1887, pg. 123
  4. ^ South Australian Directory, 1888, pg. 159
  5. ^ Susan Marsden (1986) Metropolitan Adelaide: a short history, first appeared as chapter 7 of Jenny Walker (ed.), South Australia’s Heritage, Department of Environment & Planning, Adelaide, 1986, pp. 87-100. SA
  6. ^ Heritage Plan Amendment Reports, Walkerville News, April–June 2007, The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville, pg.3
  7. ^ Robe Terrace, Medindie SA 5081,
  8. ^ History, The Wilderness School,
  9. ^
  10. ^ Property Research Report for Medindie 5081,

Coordinates: 34°53′46″S 138°36′18″E / 34.896°S 138.605°E / -34.896; 138.605