Warradale is a suburb of
Adelaide in the
The name Warradale, deriving from
, an Aboriginal word for timber, has an interesting
origin. It is located in the south western part of Adelaide and
serviced by a train station and several main roads.
When three residents of Oaklands applied for a post office in
January 1917, the postal authorities pointed out that the use of
the name Oaklands was likely to be confused with both Oaklands on
Yorke Peninsula and in New South Wales. The name Warradale was then
submitted by local residents and accepted by the PMG Department
, (but not so
agreeably by the Council ).