St Peters, South Australia

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St Peters
AdelaideSouth Australia
Established 1838
Postcode(s) 5069
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Norwood Payneham St Peters
State electorate(s) Dunstan
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around St Peters:
Walkerville Joslin Joslin
Gilberton St Peters Evandale
College Park Stepney Evandale

St Peters is a suburb of Adelaide in the City of Norwood Payneham St Peters.

The area was first settled in 1838, with allotments sold to investors in the South Australia Company. It was originally a separate town and was named after the Church of England's school of St Peter. The school was established in 1849 on 30 hectares of land, today being named St Peter's College.[1]

St Peters Post Office opened on 1 November 1886.[2]

It was formerly the seat of its own municipality, the Corporate Town of St Peters, but since 1997 has been part of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters. The historic St Peters Town Hall and attached 1911 banquet hall are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steele, Christopher (1986). From Omnibus to O-Bahn, The Tramways and Buses of Adelaide's North-East Suburbs. Norwood, South Australia: Australian Electric Traction Association. p. 9. ISBN 1-86252-089-5. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "St Peters Town Hall & Banquet Hall (both now part of a larger Civic Centre)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 

Coordinates: 34°54′11″S 138°37′19″E / 34.903°S 138.622°E / -34.903; 138.622