Dawesley is a settlement in South Australia.[1] It is in the Adelaide Hills 40 km southeast of Adelaide. It is on Dawesley Creek, a tributary of the Bremer River, and the old Princes Highway between Nairne and Kanmantoo. It is in the Hundred of Kanmantoo.[2]

Mount Beevor station, once held by T. Hope Murray, is nearby.[3]


The town was laid out by William Bower Dawes and sold at the District Hotel, Nairne, on 4 May 1857.[4]


  1. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  2. ^ South Australian Names
  3. ^ "Family Notices". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 2 May 1903. p. 6. Retrieved 15 November 2014 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Manning, Geoffrey. "Dawesley" (PDF). Manning Index of South Australian History - Place Names. Retrieved 6 November 2017 – via State Library of South Australia.