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Aldinga
South Australia
CSIRO ScienceImage 4569 Cutting hay at Aldinga south of Adelaide in South Australia 1992.jpg
Cutting hay near Aldinga, south of Adelaide in South Australia, 1992
Population
Established 1857
Postcode(s) 5173
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
State electorate(s) Kaurna
Mawson
Federal Division(s) Kingston
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.7 °C
71 °F
12.8 °C
55 °F
448.7 mm
17.7 in
Suburbs around Aldinga:
Maslin Beach Maslin Beach Tatachilla
Port Willunga Aldinga Whites Valley
Aldinga Beach Sellicks Hill Sellicks Hill
Footnotes Climate
Adjoining suburbs

Aldinga /ɔːlˈdɪŋɡə/ is a suburb of Adelaide in South Australia located about 45 kilometres (28 mi)* south of the Adelaide city centre in the City of Onkaparinga.

History

European history

Aldinga started as a town in the 1850s in response to the development of farming on the Aldinga Plains. The layout of the town in circa 1857 is attributed to Lewis Fidge, a local farmer. The town is reported as growing quickly with the construction of a ‘hotel, church, blacksmith’s shop and a number of other shops and trades.’ In the 1870s, the combination of declining productivity of the land and opportunities such as the availability of land in South Australia’s mid-North resulted in a population decline. However, the town survived due to its location on the Old Coach Road which continues south to towns along the east coast of Gulf St Vincent as part of what is now called the Main South Road. Aldinga Post Office opened around 1851 and closed in 1992.

Popular culture

The bands Another's Life, The Fall Of Troy, and I Killed The Prom Queen come from Aldinga.

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