Yatala Vale, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Location||9 km (6 mi) from Modbury|
|LGA(s)||City of Tea Tree Gully|
|State electorate(s)||Little Para|
Yatala Vale is an outer northeastern rural suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Tea Tree Gully local government area, and is adjacent to Golden Grove and Fairview Park, as well as the rural districts of Upper Hermitage and Gould Creek.
The name Yatala was used by settlers for a large area north of the River Torrens stretching from the coast at Port Adelaide to Tea Tree Gully. The word is presumed to refer to the flooded state of the plain either side of Dry Creek, which starts near Yatala Vale, after heavy rain
Yatala Vale Receiving Office (a limited post office) opened on 2 October 1911 and closed in late 1912.
The southern boundary of Yatala Vale is defined by Yatala Vale Road, with the rest of the suburb filling an uneven area bounded by the Golden Grove sand quarries to the west, the Little Para Reservoir to the north and the Little Para River to the east.
There is an industrial area on Yatala Vale Road.
The 542 bus routes services Yatala Vale Road, which is operated by Adelaide Metro. The remainder is not serviced.
- Chapter 12 'Weeding Out Spurious Etymologies: Toponyms On The Adelaide Plains' (Rob Amery) in: Luise Hercus; Flavia Hodges; Jane Simpson, eds. (March 2009). The Land is a Map: Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia. ANU Press. pp. 165–180. ISBN 9781921536571.
Yatala most likely derives from yertalla 'water running by the side of a river; inundation; cascade'. As Manning (1986:238) observes 'in winter when water flowed from the hills, over the plains, the Dry Creek area became a morass'.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- UBD Adelaide directory (1999; 47th ed.) Universal Press. ISBN 0-7319-1033-8