Warradale, South Australia

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Warradale
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 4,502 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5046
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 Warra, an Aboriginal word for timber[citation needed]). The suburb is located in the south western part of Adelaide, approximately 12 kilometers from the CBD, and is serviced by the Seaford-Tonsley train line and several main roads. Some parts of Warradale lie within the Brighton High School zone and other parts in Seaview High's and Hamilton High's zones. Hamilton's zone North of railway line: odd numbers on Sixth Avenue, Brighton's zone: even numbers of Sixth Avenue, Seaview High has the remainder of the suburb.

History[edit]

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[citation needed]).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Warradale (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 

Coordinates: 35°00′25″S 138°32′17″E / 35.007°S 138.538°E / -35.007; 138.538