Gawler holds an important
significance for Aboriginal people past and present. The Town of Gawler
encompasses numerous areas of significance for the Aboriginal community, most
notably its three rivers – the North and South Para Rivers and the Gawler River.
Parridla Taikondi Park (located on Lawrence Avenue at Gawler South) is the junction of the North and South Para and Gawler Rivers. The junction is significant to Kaurna people - the traditional custodians of the area. It is also the reason William Light chose the area to establish Gawler Town in 1839.
The name Parridila Taikondi - Parri is a Kaurna word for river (recorded by William Light in 1837 but spelt para or parra) and parridla means rivers. Taikondi is the Kaurna word for coming together.