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Adelaide, South Australia
Looking east along Grand Junction Road. Gilles Plains is on the right.
|Population||3,576 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Tea Tree Gully|
|State electorate(s)||Port Adelaide|
Gilles Plains is a suburb of the greater Adelaide, South Australia area, approximately 15 km north of the Adelaide central business district.
It is named after the first Colonial Treasurer Osmond Gilles who owned a sheep station adjoining the Torrens River. Gilles Plains was predominantly a hay growing area of Adelaide through its early years. In 1874, it had the largest hay farm in South Australia owned by J. A. W. Sudholz.
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