Kangarilla, South Australia

Kangarilla is a town near Adelaide, South Australia. It lies within the City of Onkaparinga and has postcode 5157. At the 2016 census, Kangarilla had a population of 896.[1]

South Australia
Main street of Kangarilla
Coordinates35.148°S 138.660°E / -35.148; 138.660
Population896 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation195 m (640 ft)
Location41 km (25 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)City of Onkaparinga
RegionSouthern Adelaide[2]
Federal Division(s)Division of Mayo
Localities around Kangarilla:
Clarendon Clarendon Mylor
McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat Kangarilla Jupiter Creek
The Range Blackfellows Creek Meadows


The land around Kangarilla was first settled in around 1840, with wheat and vineyards the main produce. A town was founded in 1849 by John Bottrill, and properly surveyed in 1860.[4] The name was changed regularly in the early days; originally called Scaldwell, then Eyre Flat, the name "Kangarilla" (a word from the local Kaurna language meaning "place of two springs") was settled upon in 1862.[4]

The historic settlement of Dashwood Gully (also known as Dashwoods Gully) existed within the present-day bounded locality of Kangarilla. It was named for George Frederick Dashwood, who settled there in 1841[5] and was appointed as a member of the South Australian parliament in 1843. The first Dashwood's Gully post office opened in November 1863 and closed in 1867; a second post office opened from December 1871 to December 1930.[6][7][8]

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Notes and references

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kangarilla (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. "Search result for "County of Adelaide, CNTY" with the following data sets selected - "Counties" and "Local Government Areas"". Property Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  4. http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/kangarilla.htm
  5. "Placename Details: Dashwood Gully". Property Location Browser. 25 July 2007. SA0017978. Retrieved 22 December 2017. Feature Type: Gully; Derivation of Name: Captain G F Dashwood, RN; Other Details: Captain Dashwood settled there in 1841.
  6. "'A hill's post office near Dashwood's Gully' [PRG 1316/12/150] • Photograph". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. "Dashwood's Gully (1)". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  8. "Dashwood's Gully (2)". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
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