Primary contactPort Adelaide Library, 2-4 Church Street, Port Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia 5015
Port Adelaide is an historic area which was central to the colonisation of South Australia dating right back to its inception in 1836 when Colonel William Light first sailed up the Port River. Port Adelaide has been the gateway to trade and commerce in South Australia and the first contact with South Australia for thousands of emigrants when they arrived by ship.
Enfield was predominantly a farming area, with fertile country along the River Torrens and wheat and grain fields in its northern reaches. The area boasts Sunnybrae Farm, the site of the first waterborne sewerage system in Australia; Yatala Gaol; the Sir Ross and Keith Smith England to Australia flight landing site and Klemzig, where German immigrants fleeing persecution in Prussia, established a village in 1838. Post World War II immigration saw the area change from agricultural to residential.
In 1996 the City of Enfield amalgamated with the City of Port Adelaide to become the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.