About Colton

The electorate of Colton was named after Mary Colton (1822-1898) who arrived in Adelaide in 1839 and worked for the welfare of women and children. Associated with many organisations helping poor city mothers, orphaned and neglected children, and the sight, speech and hearing impaired.

Mary Colton was a founder of the Adelaide Children's Hospital and President of the Women's Suffrage League which campaigned for equal voting rights for women which were granted in 1894.

Colton is situated in Adelaide’s western suburbs and includes the seaside suburbs of Fulham, Fulham Gardens, Glenelg North, Henley Beach, Henley Beach South, Kidman Park, Lockleys, West Beach and the Adelaide Airport.