About Davenport

The seat of Davenport was named after Sir Samuel Davenport, (1818 – 1906), who was elected to the Legislative Council in 1857. He was responsible for damming the Torrens Gorge, laying pipes to the city and encouraging the cultivation of a diverse range of crops and fruits, including the production of olive oil and the introduction of the docile Ligurian bee.
 
Located south of Adelaide, Davenport includes the suburbs Aberfoyle Park, Bedford Park, Bellevue Heights, Chandlers Hill, Cherry Gardens, Flagstaff Hill and parts of Happy Valley.