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Morphettville
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 3,021 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5043
Location
  • 9 km (6 mi) SW of Adelaide city centre
  • 4 km (2 mi) E of Glenelg
LGA(s) City of Marion
State electorate(s) Morphett
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh
Suburbs around Morphettville:
Novar Gardens, Glenelg East Camden Park Plympton
Glengowrie Morphettville Plympton Park, Park Holme
Warradale Oaklands Park Marion

Morphettville is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Marion.

The northern part of the suburb is bounded by the Glenelg tram line, and fully occupied by the Morphettville Racecourse (horseracing track). The tram barn storage and maintenance facility is across Morphett Road from the racecourse, in the neighbouring suburb of Glengowrie. The southern part of the suburb is predominantly residential, with the Sturt River flowing through from south to northwest.

Both the suburb and the racecourse were named after Sir John Morphett MLC, a prominent early settler.

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