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Uraidla
South Australia
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Main street of Uraidla
Population 461 (2006 census)
Established 1880s
Postcode(s) 5142
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council
State electorate(s) Heysen
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Uraidla:
Basket Range Basket Range Basket Range
Summertown Uraidla Basket Range
Piccadilly Carey Gully Carey Gully

Uraidla is a small town in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, Australia. At the 2006 census, Uraidla had a population of 461.

History

Once the home of the Peramangk Aboriginal people, European settlement commenced in the mid nineteenth century, a primary school opened in 1871 and the town was formally established in the 1880s.

Etymology

The name Uraidla is derived from local Aboriginal origins. The neighbouring Kaurna people (from the Adelaide plains) had a tale about an ancestral giant who fell in battle and whose body formed part of the Mount Lofty Ranges, with his ears forming Mount Lofty and Mount Bonython. The name Yurrēidla may derive from the Kaurna words yurre (ear) and the suffix denotaing location, -illa (Teichelmann & Schurmann 1840 ). This was later corrupted to Uraidla and adopted as the name of the town.

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