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Township Of Mallala

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Population: around 500 people
Established: 1840
Postcode: 5502
Elevation: 41 m (135 ft)
LGA: District Council of Mallala

Mallala is a small town about 58 kilometres north of Adelaide in South Australia. The name Mallala is thought to be derived from the local Aboriginal word 'madlola' which supposedly meant 'place of the ground frog'.[1][2]

In 1939 the Royal Australian Air Force established a base to the north of the Mallala township. The base was originally used for training of the Royal Australian Air Force. It was subsequently closed in 1960. The Mallala Motor Sport Park, which regularly hosts national and international motor racing events, can now be found at this site.

The international standard equestrian center, east of the township is the venue for national show jumping and related event competitions.

World War I Memorial Edit

Mallala War Memorial

At Mallala's centre is a World War I war memorial in the centre of the intersection of eight roads. Its insignia reads: 'In honour of ten men who died in defence of home and liberty' in memory of ten local men who were killed in Egypt, France and Palestine.[2] The memorial consists of a base made of ten granite stones in each step of the base topped with ten arched stones to form a hemisphere showing a map of Australia. The hemisphere supports a ten-sided column the names of the ten soldiers which is topped by ten marble pillars and a plinth displaying the Cross of Sacrifice. The history of the ten soldiers and the broader service history of the district forms a major collection at the Mallala Museum.


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Coordinates: 34°27′S 138°30′E / -34.45, 138.5

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