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AdelaideSouth Australia
Mitcham is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°59′13″S 138°37′30″E / 34.987°S 138.625°E / -34.987; 138.625Coordinates: 34°59′13″S 138°37′30″E / 34.987°S 138.625°E / -34.987; 138.625
Postcode(s) 5062
LGA(s) City of Mitcham
State electorate(s) Waite
Federal Division(s) Boothby

Mitcham is an inner-southern suburb of Adelaide in the City of Mitcham.

Created as a village separate from Adelaide ("Mitcham Village"), it was ancillary to a sheep station at Brown Hill Creek belonging to the South Australia Company. Prior to British colonisation, the area was inhabited by the Kaurna, an Aboriginal people. A group of about 150 Kaurna formerly camped at "Wirraparinga", now Mitcham reserve (known for many years as "Brown Hill Creek reserve").


Notable residents

Theodore Ambrose (1880–1947) medical practitioner

Major Rupert Downes (1885–1945) surgeon and soldier

Hedley Herbert Finlayson (1895–1991) conservationist and mammalogist

John Harvey Finlayson (1843–1915) newspaper editor

Laura Margaret Hope (1868–1952) medical practitioner

Doris Egerton Jones (1889–1973) writer

Ellen Thornber (1851–1947) schoolmistress

Joseph Garnett Wood (1900–1959) botanist

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