Torrensville, South Australia

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Torrensville
AdelaideSouth Australia
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Torrensville is one of the three adjacent suburbs in West Torrens, that are densely populated by Greek-Australians
Population 3,765 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5031
Location 2 km (1 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of West Torrens
State electorate(s) West Torrens
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh
Suburbs around Torrensville:


Flinders Park
Allenby Gardens, Welland, West Hindmarsh

Hindmarsh
Underdale, Brooklyn Park Torrensville Thebarton, Mile End
Brooklyn Park Cowandilla Mile End, Hilton

Torrensville is a suburb two kilometres west of the centre of Adelaide, South Australia. It was named after Irish-born colonial premier Robert Torrens.

Torrensville has a predominantly Greek Australian population, and a lesser number of Italian Australians residents, following mass migration in the middle of the 20th century.

Torrensville is in the City of West Torrens local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of West Torrens and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Hindmarsh.

Both the state and federal MPs, representing the electoral districts that include Torrensville, are notable Greek Australians: Tom Koutsantonis and Steve Georganas of the Australian Labor Party. Their success in winning office is partly due to the high population of Greek Australians in their electoral districts, mostly from Torrensville, neighbouring Thebarton, and neighbouring Mile End which contains St. George, Adelaide's largest Greek Orthodox church.

Revitalization of the Adelaide's inner suburbs has made Henley Beach Road a vibrant shopping area with many cafes and restaurants.

History[edit]

New Thebarton Post Office opened on 1 November 1879 and was renamed Torrensville in 1909.[2] Torrensille was part of the then largely rural District of West Torrens until 1883, when the residents of the more urban suburbs of Thebarton, Mile End and Torrensville successfully petitioned to become the Corporation of the Town of Thebarton.[3] In 1997 the Town of Thebarton re-amalgamated with the City of West Torrens.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Torrensville (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Payne, P. (1996): Thebarton, Old and New. Thebarton City Council. ISBN 0 646 30157 8
  4. ^ City of WestTorrens > Local history > Story of West Torrens Accessed 28 April 2014.

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