Paracombe, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||343 (2011 census)|
|Location||24 km (15 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||Adelaide Hills Council|
The name probably originates from the Little Para River whose headwaters are in the area. It was settled in 1840-41 by John Barton Hack and John Richardson, and was a sheep station until the beginning of the 20th century. It was subdivided and, with an influx of smaller landholders, a school, post office, church and recreation hall were built, but the town did not grow much beyond this.
In 1966, work started on the Kangaroo Creek Reservoir, a dam of the River Torrens, and in 1969 it was completed at a cost of $5.3 million. Apart from supplying water to eastern Adelaide, it also serves a flood protection role and holds 19,160 megalitres.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Paracombe (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- Adelaide Hills Council - Historical Town Information Accessed 15 June 2006
- SA Water - Kangaroo Creek Reservoir
-  ABS Census 2001 - Postal Area (5132)
-  Accessed 24 March 2016
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