Clarendon, South Australia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsClarendon
|Population||638 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||188 m (617 ft)|
|Location||35.5 km (22 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||City of Onkaparinga|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Mayo|
Clarendon is a small town in the Adelaide Hills, about 25–30 km south of the Adelaide city centre.
The Clarendon Weir is located in the town area on the Onkaparinga River.
- See also: European settlement of South Australia
On 21 October 1840, Richard Blundell was granted the title to Section 801 Hundred of Noarlunga. This was subsequently subdivided and by 1866 the town was described as a regional centre ‘in the midst of a fine agricultural district, where wheat, peas, and potatoes are largely grown’.
Early trade was built around local vineyards and around proximity to the Onkaparinga River. From 1894 to 1896 the Clarendon Weir was constructed, enhancing the local economy.
In the last 20 years a restoration programme has seen the town's heritage buildings restored.
- Old Reynella - European History and Heritage 
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