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South Australia
Main street of Kangarilla
Population 928 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5157
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Location 41 km (25 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
Federal Division(s) Division of Mayo
Localities around Kangarilla:
Clarendon Clarendon Mylor
McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat Kangarilla Jupiter Creek
The Range Blackfellows Creek Meadows

Kangarilla is a town near Adelaide, South Australia. It lies within the City of Onkaparinga and has postcode 5157. At the 2006 census, Kangarilla had a population of 928.


The land around Kangarilla was first settled in around 1840, with wheat and vineyards the main produce. A town was founded in 1849 by John Bottrill, and properly surveyed in 1860. The name was changed regularly in the early days; originally called Scaldwell, then Eyre Flat, the name "Kangarilla" (a word from the local Kaurna language meaning "place of two springs") was settled upon in 1862.

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