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Parafield Gardens
AdelaideSouth Australia
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Street in Parafield Gardens
Population
 • Density 2,157/km2 (5,590/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 5107
Area 7.1 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Salisbury
State electorate(s) Ramsay, Port Adelaide
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide
Suburbs around Parafield Gardens:
Paralowie Salisbury Downs Salisbury South
Green Fields Parafield Gardens Parafield
Green Fields Mawson Lakes Parafield

Parafield Gardens is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. The suburb is largely residential, with a pocket of industrial land in the southwest corner. There are two small shopping centres in the area, one on Salisbury Highway which has a Foodland (South Australia), and another on Sheperdson Road which has an Independent Grocers of Australia.

History

Aboriginal people occupied the land around Parafield Gardens prior to European settlement. An Aboriginal heritage site within the Greenfield Industrial Estate indicates that Aboriginal settlement may have existed in the area for thousands of years.

In 1881 the government proposed the creation of a general cemetery on the land now occupied by the Pine Lakes Estate (to the south of the intersection of Salisbury Highway and Kings Road). The plan was abandoned, and in 1906 the land became used as an experimental agricultural farm, followed by a poultry farm in 1911. At this stage, the area between Salisbury Highway and Martins Road was known as Parafield Farm, although this name transformed over the years to become Parafield Gardens.

In 1958, Matters & Co. offered residential land in the area bounded by Salisbury Highway, Shepherdson Road, Sutherland Avenue, and Catalina Avenue. In the 1970s the South Australian Housing Trust began building properties in the area.

Parafield Gardens Post Office opened on 25 September 1961.

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