Peterhead, South Australia


Peterhead, South Australia

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name=Peterhead
city=Adelaide
state=sa


caption=
lga=City of Port Adelaide Enfield
area=0.4
postcode=5016
pop=1,153 (2001 census) [ [http://www8.abs.gov.au/censusoutput/abs@CPP.nsf/DetailsPage/SSC423112001?OpenDocument&tabname=Details&prodno=SSC42311&issue=2001&num=&view=& 2001 Australian Bureau of Statistics census data for Peterhead] ]
dist1=
location1=Adelaide
est=1875
propval=$269,000 (Q2 2006) [ [http://www.landservices.sa.gov.au/5Valuation/Housing_Values/vh_port_adelaide_enfield.asp Land Services Group - Port Adelaide Enfield Housing Values] ]
fedgov=Port Adelaide
stategov=Cheltenham, Port Adelaide
near-nw=Largs Bay
near-n=Largs North
near-ne=
near-w=Semaphore
near-e=
near-sw=Exeter
near-s=Birkenhead
near-se=

Peterhead is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 15km from the CBD, on the LeFevre Peninsula, in the state of South Australia, Australia and falls under the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is adjacent to Largs Bay and Birkenhead. The postcode for Peterhead is 5016. It is bounded to the north by Wills Street, to the south by Hargrave Street and in the west and east by the Outer Harbor railway line and the Port River respectively.

Peterhead Bay is essentially a residential suburb, with a minor harbourside presence on the eastern shore of the suburb.

History

Peterhead was laid out in August 1875 by William Diverall, the land broker of Port Adelaide on section 1099, Hundred of Port Adelaide. The name is from Scotland, Diverall's original homeland.

Facilities

The suburb is not served by a primary school, the nearest is Le Fevre Primary School in Birkenhead, and the local high school is Le Fevre High School, in nearby Semaphore South. There is a small museum on Fletcher Road, and a scout hall on Wills Street.

The eastern side of the suburb, by the Port riverside is the location of the Adelaide Brighton Cement company, and a berth for the Shell oil company.

Transport

The 150 bus services Fletcher Road. The suburb also is serviced by a train station on the Outer Harbor railway line, the Peterhead railway station, which is actually just south of the border in Birkenhead.

References


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