LOCKSMITH AROUND GAWLER COUNCIL
THE SUBURBS IN THE LOCAL COUNCIL AREA OF GAWLER ARE LISTED BELOW. IF YOU’RE IN NEED OF A PROFESSIONAL LOCKSMITH, JUST CLICK ON THE SUBURB NAME WHERE YOU’RE LOCATED. WE’RE ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY.
|Bibaringa||Evanston Park||Gawler East||Hillier|
|Evanston||Evanston South||Gawler South||Kudla|
|Evanston Gardens||Gawler||Gawler West||Willaston|
HISTORY OF GAWLER COUNCIL
In 1837 Colonel William Light, Surveyor General for the Colony of South Australia camped twice in a local area that became known as ‘Dead Man’s Pass’ on the South Para river as part of his exploration of the Barossa Valley. Light recognised the potential of the location for South Australia’s first country township.
Light’s plan for Gawler included streets aligned with local topography and broad parklands on the major river floodplains, reflecting his design of Adelaide. His Gawler Special Survey encompassed 4,000 acres of land along the North Para, South Para and Gawler rivers. The Church Hill State Heritage Area, part of the plan devised by Light, Finniss and Co., is one of the best examples of midnineteenth century town planning in South Australia. The original landowners adopted the name of South Australia’s Governor, George Gawler, when European settlers first arrived in February 1839. The Municipality of the Town of Gawler was proclaimed in July 1857.
The population of Gawler continues to grow. In 2016 Gawler had a population of 23,500 and this is predicted to grow to over 40,000 in future years. Gawler continues to be a major regional and cultural centre for communities to the north of Adelaide including the nearby agricultural and horticultural communities located in the lowernorth, mid-north, northern Adelaide Plains and Barossa Valley.
Sourced from: https://www.gawler.sa.gov.au/discover/about-gawler/gawler-heritage