Kensington Gardens is an eastern suburb of Adelaide, in the City of Burnside. Inhabited by the Kaurna people before settlement by Europeans, it became known as Pile's Paddock, after James Pile, who was born in the county of Yorkshire, England, in 1800 and arrived in South Australia in 1849.

In 1906 the Bank of New South Wales obtained section 271 from William Pile and subdivided it in 1910.[citation needed]

A large recreational park in the suburb is also known as Kensington Gardens, or Kensington Gardens Reserve. Stonyfell Creek runs through the park. The south-eastern corner and part of South Terrace were once part of a Kaurna burial ground.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kensington Gardens (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Burnside Heritage Survey (South Australia): Part One: General Report" (PDF). Heritage Investigations. Prepared for the Corporation of the City of Burnside and the State Heritage Branch of the Department of Environment and Planning by John Dallwitz and Alexandra Marsden of Heritage Investigations, Adelaide 1986. (amended July 1987). City of Burnside and the Australian Heritage Commission. 1987. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: others (link)

Coordinates: 34°55′34″S 138°39′47″E / 34.926°S 138.663°E / -34.926; 138.663