Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

Anything goes here.. :) Now with Beer Garden for our smoking patrons.
Message
Author
User avatar
rhino
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2937
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:37 pm
Location: Nairne
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 115 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#16 Post by rhino » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:21 pm

Woodville North was known as Finsbury for some time - the Finsbury Hotel was there, and the railway to the area was known as the Finsbury Line.
Elizabeth Field became Davoren Park, I believe the reason was that it was outside the City of Elizabeth, in Munno Para Council, which felt that it needed to be differentiated - of course now it's all part of the City of Playford.
Challa Gardens was around Blair Athol - the Challa Gardens Hotel is still there I think.
Knightsbridge was along Glynburn Road somewhere, IIRC. There is a street and a park with that name along there, around Hazelwood Park.
Kircaldy was between Henley Beach and Grange - the western end of Grange Road was still called Kircaldy Road when I was a kid.
The southern part of Aberfoyle Park used to be called Chandlers Hill.
Paralowie used to be part of Salisbury North until someone thought that the new housing estate would be stigmatised with that name, and Paralowie sounded so much nicer.
Parts of Hallet Cove were almost called Karara, but residents voted to retain the name Hallet Cove. My work was involved with doorknocking that one.
Pasadena used to be called Centennial Park, IIRC. The local Scout Group was still the Centennial Park Sea Scouts when I was growing up.
The suburb of Colonel Light Gardens used to be it's own little council, and still splits Daw Park in two.
Huntfield Heights used to be part of Hackham West.
Old Noarlunga was just Noarlunga when I was a kid, and West Lakes was part of Tennyson.
Seaford Meadows and Seaford Rise were part of Moana.

That's all I can think of for now :)
cheers,
Rhino

crawf
Donating Member
Donating Member
Posts: 5418
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:49 pm
Location: Adelaide
Has thanked: 181 times
Been thanked: 320 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#17 Post by crawf » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:28 pm

I wonder why so many suburbs have had their names changed?, excluding places like Paralowie, Huntfield Heights etc..

User avatar
metro
Legendary Member!
Posts: 964
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:11 pm
Location: Adelaide
Has thanked: 371 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#18 Post by metro » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:56 pm

then there are bad suburb name changes, like Killburn :roll:

User avatar
rhino
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2937
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:37 pm
Location: Nairne
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 115 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#19 Post by rhino » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:08 pm

crawf wrote:I wonder why so many suburbs have had their names changed?, excluding places like Paralowie, Huntfield Heights etc..
A lot of them were the names of subdivisions (developments), many of which were not large enough (area) and so were merged into the neighbouring suburb as they grew. A bit like if Blakes Crossing became it's own suburb, but it's really a subdivision, or development, within Blakeview.

With regard to Finsbury, the Finsbury Press (printers) was there for many years too, but has since moved to newer premises at Thebarton (kept the name, however). I also remember Finsbury Engineering on Torrens Road.
cheers,
Rhino

Aidan
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2048
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:10 am
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#20 Post by Aidan » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:20 pm

rhino wrote:Woodville North was known as Finsbury for some time - the Finsbury Hotel was there, and the railway to the area was known as the Finsbury Line.
And land was reserved for a rail corridor linking Finsbury to Islington (another ex suburb), but AIUI lack of funding prevented the track from ever being laid.
The southern part of Aberfoyle Park used to be called Chandlers Hill.
Chandlers Hill is still a suburb, so at most this was only a boundary change.
Parts of Hallet Cove were almost called Karara, but residents voted to retain the name Hallet Cove. My work was involved with doorknocking that one.
The developers called it the Karrara Estate, and the name stuck because local businesses used it.

Did residents actually get to vote on calling the area Karrara? I know at one stage there was a proposal for the area N of the old railway to secede from Hallett Cove, but IIRC the Geographical Names Board were unhappy (because there's a Karrara interstate*) and suggested calling it something like Karaeildun, which was universally unpopular with residents.


* WA, I think. There's also a Carrara on the Gold Coast, but that wasn't the reason for their objection.
Just build it wrote:Bye Union Hall. I'll see you in another life, when we are both cats.

User avatar
rhino
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2937
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:37 pm
Location: Nairne
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 115 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#21 Post by rhino » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:34 pm

There is still a suburb called Chandlers Hill, but it's a rural suburb (the definition of suburb being "A Bounded Locality", i.e. a place that has a defined boundary). The original village of Chandlers Hill with the general store and one or two other shops, which I can remember from my childhood, was merged into Aberfoyle Park when that suburb was developed.

Karara was indeed the name of a subdivision within Hallet Cove, and because of the size of the suburb of Hallett Cove, it was suggested that the the area be split into Hallett Cove and Karara. The old Lands Department (of which the Geographical Names Board was a part) did indeed doornock the area to get an idea of support for the name change, but there was not enough support. This is more likely the reason that the name was dropped, as there is a plethora of examples of names being mirrored interstate.
cheers,
Rhino

User avatar
Omicron
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2336
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:46 pm

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#22 Post by Omicron » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:17 pm

Hallett Cove is miles better than Karara, so that's pleasing.

User avatar
SRW
Donating Member
Donating Member
Posts: 2492
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:42 pm
Location: City
Has thanked: 581 times
Been thanked: 263 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#23 Post by SRW » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:46 pm

Video and article from 7's answer to Postcards, SA Life: http://www.salife7.com.au/adelaide/plac ... st-suburbs
Keep Adelaide Weird

Waewick
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 3465
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:39 pm
Has thanked: 53 times
Been thanked: 131 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#24 Post by Waewick » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:59 pm

not a suburb, but on the way to the riverland, there is a little sign between Truro and Blachtown introducing Annadale

[i]http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en ... 8gEwAA[/i]
I can never find any information about it - always wonder if it was a town that never was or just an area.

ghs
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 1589
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:09 am
Location: Brighton
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 63 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#25 Post by ghs » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:49 pm

I believe that some of the developers behind newport quays wanted to change the name
of some of the Port Adelaide suburbs - (in a similar way to how The Levels was renamed
Mawson Lakes).

Also its funny how on North East road there's a football club called Gaza. Possibly
there might have been a suburb there called Gaza.

User avatar
rhino
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2937
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:37 pm
Location: Nairne
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 115 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#26 Post by rhino » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:03 pm

I think you'll find that Gaza was an old suburb that got merged into Klemzig.

In the 2011 UBD Street Directory there is a suburb called New Port (2 words) where the Newport Quays development lies.
cheers,
Rhino

Waewick
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 3465
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:39 pm
Has thanked: 53 times
Been thanked: 131 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#27 Post by Waewick » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:01 am

didn't the name change during the War? something to do with a german sound?

User avatar
[Shuz]
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2614
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:26 pm
Has thanked: 1133 times
Been thanked: 267 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#28 Post by [Shuz] » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:11 am

Waewick wrote:didn't the name change during the War? something to do with a german sound?
Makes no sense whatsoever. Why keep Hahndorf if that was the case?
Any views and opinions expressed are of my own, and do not reflect the views or opinions of any organisation of which I have an affiliation with.

Waewick
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 3465
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:39 pm
Has thanked: 53 times
Been thanked: 131 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#29 Post by Waewick » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:49 am

Renaming
Due to anti-German sentiment during the First World War, the name of Klemzig was changed, as were many other German place names in Australia at the time. Between 1917 and 1935, Klemzig was renamed to Gaza, commemorating the British victory in the Third Battle of Gaza, in which Australian troops had a major role.[2] Though it reverted to its original name in 1935, through South Australia's Nomenclature Act of 1935, the local football club still bears the Gaza name. Klemzig kept its original German name throughout the Second World War.
from wikipedia.

also from Wikipedia
Bartsch's Creek changed to Yedlakoo Creek (reverted to Bartsch Creek 1986)
Berlin Rock changed to Panpandie Rock
Bethanien changed to Bethany
Bismarck changed to Weeroopa
Blumberg changed to Birdwood, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Blumental changed to Lakkari
Buchfelde changed to Loos
Cape Bauer changed to Cape of Wondoma (reverted to Cape Bauer 1948)
Carlsruhe changed to Kunden (changed in 1918)
Ehrenbreitstein changed to Mount Yerila
Ferdinand Creek changed to Ernabella Creek
Friedensthal changed to Black Hill
Friedrichstadt changed to Tangari
Friedrichswalde changed to Tarnma, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Gebhardt's Hills changed to Polygon Ridge (reverted to Gebhardt Hills 1986)
German Creek changed to Benara Creek (reverted 1986)
German Pass changed to Tappa Pass
Germantown Hill changed to Vimy Ridge (road name only reverted to Germantown Hill Road)
Gottlieb's Well changed to Parnggi Well
Grunberg changed to Karalta (reverted to Grunberg in 1975)
Grunthal changed to Verdun, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Hahndorf changed to Ambleside , the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918, and reverting to Hahndorf in 1935[3]
Hasse's Mound changed to Larelar Mound
Heidelberg changed to Kobandilla
Herrgott Springs changed to Marree, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Hildesheim changed to Punthari, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Hoffnungsthal changed to Karawirra (reverted to Hoffnungsthal in 1975)
Hundred of Basedow changed to Hundred of French (“Hundred of” = “District of”)
Hundred of Homburg changed to Hundred of Haig
Hundred of Krichauff changed to Hundred of Beatty
Hundred of Paech changed to Hundred of Cannawigra
Hundred of Pflaum changed to Hundred of Geegeela
Hundred of Rhine (North) changed to Hundred of Jellicoe
Hundred of Rhine (South) changed to Hundred of Jutland
Hundred of Scherk changed to Hundred of Sturdee
Hundred of Schomburgk changed to Hundred of Maude
Hundred of Von Doussa changed to Hundred of Allenby
Jaenschtown changed to Kerkanya
Kaiserstuhl changed to Mount Kitchener (changed in 1918) (renamed Kaiser’s Seat in 1975, now Kaiserstuhl again)
Klaebes changed to Kilto
Klemzig changed to Gaza , the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918 and reverting to Klemzig in 1935, but the football club retains the name Gaza[3]
Krause Rock changed to Marti Rock
Krichauff changed to Beatty (changed to Mount Mary 1940)
Kronsdorf changed to Kabminye (reverted to Kronsdorf in 1975)
Langdorf changed to Kaldukee
Langmeil changed to Bilyara (near Tanunda) (reverted to Langmeil in 1975)
Lobethal changed to Tweedvale , the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918 and reverting to Lobethal in 1935[3]
Mount Ferdinand changed to Mount Warrabillinna
Mount Meyer changed to Mount Kauto
Muller's Hill changed to Yandina Hill
Neudorf changed to Mamburdi (reverted 1986)
Neukirch changed to Dimchurch (reverted to Neukirch in 1975)
New Hamburg changed to Willyaroo
New Mecklenburg changed to Gomersal, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Olivethal changed to Olivedale
Petersburg changed to Peterborough, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Rhine Park changed to Kongolia
Rhine Hill changed to Mons
Rhine River (North) changed to The Somme (changed to Somme Creek 1971)
Rhine River (South) changed to The Marne (changed to Marne River 1971)
Rhine Villa changed to Cambrai, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Rosenthal changed to Rosedale, the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3]
Schoenthal changed to Boongala (reverted 1986)
Seppelts changed to Dorrien
Schreiberhau changed to Warre (reverted to Schreiberau in 1975)
Siegersdorf changed to Bultawilta (reverted to Siegersdorf in 1975)
Steinfeld changed to Stonefield , the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3] (reverted 1986)
Summerfeldt changed to Summerfield
Vogelsang's Corner changed to Teerkoore , the Post Office being renamed on 1 July 1918[3] (reverted to Vogelsang Corner 1986)
Wusser's Nob changed to Karun Nob (reverted to Wusser Nob 1983)

Ben
VIP Member
VIP Member
Posts: 6795
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:46 am
Location: Adelaide
Has thanked: 284 times
Been thanked: 1130 times

Re: Old Adelaide Suburb Names (that no longer exist)

#30 Post by Ben » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:59 am

Weird that so many changed their names back to the Gernam version just prior to world war II. Bet they regretted that decision a few years later.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest