Warradale, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Warradale is located in South Australia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 35°00′25″S 138°32′17″E / 35.007°S 138.538°E / -35.007; 138.538
Population4,502 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Marion
State electorate(s)Gibson
Federal division(s)Boothby

Warradale is a suburb of Adelaide in the City of Marion. The name Warradale derives from Warripari, an Aboriginal (Kaurna) word for windy place by the (Sturt) River.[2][3] The suburb is located in the south western part of Adelaide, approximately 12 kilometres from the CBD, and is serviced by the Seaford-Tonsley train line[4] and several main roads.


When three residents of Oaklands applied for a post office in January 1917, the postal authorities pointed out that the use of the name Oaklands was likely to be confused with both Oaklands on Yorke Peninsula and in New South Wales. The name Warradale was then submitted by local residents and accepted by the PMG Department, (but not so agreeably by the council.[5]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Warradale (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  2. ^ Ian D. Clark, Luise Hercus, Laura Kostanski, Indigenous and Minority Placenames: Australian and International Perspectives, ANU E Press, 2014, p. 200.
  3. ^ "Warripari - An important travel route for the Kaurna people".
  4. ^ "Seaford & Tonsley train table routemap 29-06-19" (PDF). Adelaide Metro. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Place Names of South Australia: W" (PDF). sa.gov.au. Retrieved 7 September 2020.