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Brownhill Creek at Burnside
Title : Brownhill Creek at Burnside Brownhill Creek at Burnside
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Date of creation : ca. 1893
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Brownhill Creek at Burnside showing the impact of urbanisation. Significant lengths of the creek run through private property.

Wirriparinga (Aboriginal word meaning scrubby place by water) or Brownhill Creek is one of the main watercourses across the Adelaide Plains rising near Crafers in the Mt Lofty Ranges and flowing in a north westerly direction out of the hills, through Mitcham and Hawthorn and continuing across the suburbs. Originally it flowed into the Reedbeds (now the suburbs of Grange and Fulham Gardens), but has now been diverted away from Adelaide Airport through a concrete channel and flows into the Patawalonga Creek at Glenelg North.

Period : 1884-1913
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Beresford, Marcus Brownhill Creek walk brochure Mitcham, S. Aust.: City of Mitcham, 2004
Internet links :
Rivers and catchments : Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation website
Impacts of urbanisation on streams and coastal waters : Environmental Protection Authority website
Surface Water Archive : Deptartment of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation website



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