Dawesley is a settlement in South Australia. 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.
The town was laid out by William Bower Dawes and sold at the District Hotel, Nairne, on 4 May 1857.
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- South Australian Names
- "Family Notices". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 2 May 1903. p. 6. Retrieved 15 November 2014 – via National Library of Australia.
- Manning, Geoffrey. "Dawesley" (PDF). Manning Index of South Australian History - Place Names. Retrieved 6 November 2017 – via State Library of South Australia.