Rich with history

Published on 24 January 2020

Rich with history

Morphett Vale is now the state’s largest suburb, but in 1840 it was a different story.

Morphett Vale was originally colonised as a series of farmland estates, when early settlers were attracted to the same rolling hills and ocean views that appeal to residents and tourists today.

“Morphett Vale itself grew around the main transport route, Main South Road, where enterprising settler Alexander Anderson subdivided his land and sold allotments,” explains Kelly Dyer, Local History Officer at the City of Onkaparinga Libraries.

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