The Morialta Residents’ Association was formed in 1968 by a small group determined to protect the unique qualities of their leafy corner of Rostrevor. It was still largely undeveloped – only 30 houses compared to today’s 120 – and retained strong links with the bushland from which it had emerged and the adjoining Morialta Conservation Park.
The group’s philosophy was simple:“We are certain that if the residents sincerely desire it, the pattern of development can be guided to ensure that it integrates into the existing environment one of the most naturally beautiful residential areas in Adelaide.”
Morialta Residents' Association 2016
A later history covering the period 1984-2009 was compiled by Owen Burgan. You can read it here online
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A colourful history
The original history of the MRA was compiled by noted SA historian and resident Elizabeth Warburton.
"The Making of Morialta: from Farm to Suburb" was published in 1982.
Elizabeth Warburon's book is out of print but reference copies are available through local libraries.
A short account of the MRA's activities from 1968 to 1975, written by Elizabeth Warburton can be downloaded here > (20 mb pdf)
Further details of the Morialta Residents' Association's extensive committment to improving and protecting the community environment can be found in this 2010 MRA submission to the SA Community Achievment Awards, compiled by Roger Catchlove. Download it here >