Woodside, South Australia
Woodside main street
|Population||1,826 (2006 census)|
|Location||37 km (23 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||Adelaide Hills Council|
In 1839 the South Australian Company took out several special surveys which secured much of the central Mount Lofty Ranges and the sources of the Onkaparinga.
The Johnston family of Oakbank founded Woodside in the 1850s, primarily to improve their brewery business. The town was a useful traffic hub linking Oakbank, Lobethal and Charleston. It is on the Onkaparinga Valley Road, South Australian route B34, and Mt. Barker is around 32.6 km away from Adelaide.
Amenities include a swimming pool, library, second hand store, grocery store, tennis club, bowls club and playing fields. Local businesses include Woodside Cheese Wrights, Melbas Chocolate Factory, a Lobethal Bakery and Bird in Hand winery. It is home to the Woodside Barracks (16th Air Land Regiment), which is located in nearby Inverbrackie.
Woodside was served by the Mount Pleasant railway line from 1918 to 1953.
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