Old Noarlunga, South Australia

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Old Noarlunga
AdelaideSouth Australia
Old Noarlunga Church Australia.jpg
Old Noarlunga Church
Old Noarlunga is located in South Australia
Old Noarlunga
Old Noarlunga
Coordinates 35°10′57″S 138°30′05″E / 35.182480°S 138.501470°E / -35.182480; 138.501470Coordinates: 35°10′57″S 138°30′05″E / 35.182480°S 138.501470°E / -35.182480; 138.501470
Population 1,252 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1840
Postcode(s) 5168[2]
Location 30 km (19 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
Region Southern Adelaide[3]
County Adelaide[4]
State electorate(s) Kaurna
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Old Noarlunga:
Seaford Meadows Seaford Meadows
Noarlunga Downs
Hackham
Onkaparinga Hills
Seaford Old Noarlunga Onkaparinga Hills
McLaren Vale
Seaford Rise Seaford Heights
McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale
Footnotes Location[2]
Coordinates[5]
Adjoining suburbs[5]

Old Noarlunga (formerly Noarlunga) is a suburb in the Australian state of South Australia located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the state capital of Adelaide. Originally settled around 1840, the town retains its village atmosphere in spite of encroaching suburbia. At the 2006 census, Old Noarlunga had a population of 1,252.[1]

Etymology

The name Noarlunga most likely derives from 'nurlongga', an indigenous compound word meaning "curve place" referring to the Horseshoe Bend curvature in the Onkaparinga River at the early Noarlunga township. Various official sources record Noarlunga as meaning "fishing place" based on a conflicting translation by early South Australian historians, but this has latterly been deemed unlikely by contemporary linguists.

The Horseshoe, Old Noarlunga. Around 1869.
Horseshoe Inn, Old Noarlunga. 1865.

History

In 1850 the South Australia Company laid out the 'No-orlunga Township' at the 'Horseshoe', Onkaparinga River.

In the early years of settlement, the surrounding area was cleared for wheat farming, and a flour mill was built in the town in 1843 along with wharves used to transport produce down the Onkaparinga River to Port Noarlunga via barge. The town still has a stone bridge across the Onkaparinga, making the town a focal point for travel further down the coast. 1856 saw the formation of the District Council of Noarlunga.

By the 1860s the town had a post office, a council chamber, two churches, a public pound, two hotels, a mill, a brewery and a brickworks.[6]

Old Noarlunga became a well known sporting venue, visited by cycling clubs and throughout the 20th century the town was a popular stopping point for tourists on the way to beaches in the region.[6]

1972 saw Main South Road bypass the town and in 1978, by council resolution it became Old Noarlunga. Many local residents at the time were not in favour of the townships name change.[citation needed]

See also

External links

  • "[Plan of Noarlunga] [cartographic material] [BRG 42/119/35]". South Australian Archives. 6 April 1855 – via State Library of South Australia. (map) "Plan of Noarlunga on the Onkaparinga River, with street names, allotment numbers and areas designated for a market, chapel, government and school reserves. (The township was from 1978 onwards known as Old Noarlunga.) ..."

Notes

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Old Noarlunga (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Old Noarlunga, South Australia (Postcode)". postcodes-australia.com. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ a b "Search result for " Old Noarlunga (LSUB)" (Record no SA0053556) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Old Noarlunga, European History and Heritage". City of Onkaparinga. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
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