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South Australia
Store and post office
Cadell is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 548 (2016 census)
Established 29 July 1920 (town)
27 March 2003 (locality)
Location 192 km (119 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) Mid Murray Council
County Albert
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Cadell:
Morgan Stuart
Cadell Lagoon
North West Bend
Morphetts Flat
Brenda Park
Cadell Taylorville
Morgan Murbko
Stockyard Flat
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Cadell is a town and locality situated near the north western edge of South Australia's Riverland on the inside of the large southward bend in the Murray River. It is named after Captain Francis Cadell, a pioneer of steam-powered navigation on the Murray River. The town of Cadell was surveyed in 1919 and named in 1920. It is slightly upstream of the earlier failed village settlement of New Era, however what is now the Cadell Irrigation Area is the same as was previously the New Era irrigation area.

Land Use

Cadell is a quiet rural township in the middle of a citrus and wine grape growing area. Most of the major services (medical, pharmacy, shopping, police, mechanical, etc.) are provided at nearby Waikerie. Limited services are also available at Morgan. Crossing of the Murray River is provided by a free government ferry service. It is also home to a low security prison for men, the Cadell Training Centre.

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