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Hundred of Yatala
South Australia
Established: 29 October 1846
County: Adelaide
Localities around Hundred of Yatala:
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The Hundred of Yatala is a cadastral unit of hundred covering much of the Adelaide metropolitan area north of the River Torrens and south of the Little Para River in South Australia. It is one of the eleven hundreds of the County of Adelaide. It was named in 1846 by Governor Frederick Robe, Yatala being a word from the Weira group of the Kaurna Aboriginal people meaning water running by the side of a river. The word refers to the swampy morass occurring when heavy rains cross what is usually a dry plain. The name was used to describe a large portion of the Adelaide Plains between the Torrens and Little Para on either side of Dry Creek, which roughly bisects the hundred from east to west.

The following local government areas of South Australia are situated inside (or largely inside) the bounds of the Hundred of Yatala as of 2016:

  • City of Salisbury (excluding portion north of the Little Para River)
  • City of Tea Tree Gully
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield (only portions within approximate bounds of the former City of Enfield council area; that is, portions south of Grand Junction Road and east of Port Wakefield Road)
  • City of Charles Sturt (excluding portion south of Henley Beach Road)
  • City of Prospect
  • City of Adelaide (only portions north of the River Torrens)
  • Town of Walkerville

Small portions of the Adelaide Hills Council area (west of Hurst, Paracombe and Lower Hermitage roads) and the City of Playford (west of Shillabeer Road) also overlap the far eastern portion of the Hundred of Yatala.


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