Brooklyn Park, South Australia

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Brooklyn Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Brooklyn pk corner.jpg
Block of 1970s flats at the corner of Marion and Henley Beach Roads
Brooklyn Park is located in South Australia
Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park
Coordinates34°55′44″S 138°32′38″E / 34.929°S 138.544°E / -34.929; 138.544Coordinates: 34°55′44″S 138°32′38″E / 34.929°S 138.544°E / -34.929; 138.544
Population4,781 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)5032
Location6 km (4 mi) W of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s)City of West Torrens
State electorate(s)West Torrens
Federal Division(s)Hindmarsh
Suburbs around Brooklyn Park:
Lockleys Underdale Torrensville
Lockleys Brooklyn Park Cowandilla
Adelaide Airport West Richmond Richmond

Brooklyn Park is a western suburb of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It is immediately northeast of Adelaide Airport. It is bounded on the north by Henley Beach Road, on the east by Marion Road and on the west by May Terrace.[2]

Lockleys Post Office opened on 1 September 1904 and was renamed Brooklyn Park in 1967.[3]

Brooklyn Park now includes a subdivision that was originally named Bismarck and changed by the nomenclature committee to Weeroopa in 1918.[4][2]

Brooklyn Park held from 1925 the 6 acres (2.4 ha) site of the transmitting station for radio 5CL,[5] which became an ABC station in 1929, then was joined by facilities for the second ABC station, 5AN ten years later. In 1961, with the commissioning of the new Pimpala transmitters, the facility was closed down, then demolished, and is now medium-density housing. Reasons for the shift include proximity to Adelaide Airport, encroaching suburbia, and the perceived need to upgrade to more powerful transmitters and a taller, more efficient antenna.

Brooklyn Park is the site of the Adelaide College of Divinity. The College moved to the site of the former Salesian College in late 1997. The Salesian College had opened as a Catholic boys school in 1954, opened to girls as well in 1978 and closed in 1996. Part of the site will become a campus of Emmaus Christian College from 2018.[6] St John Bosco School is also in Brooklyn Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brooklyn Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 August 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Placename Details: Weeroopa". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 19 September 2007. SA0032673. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Nomenclature Act, 1917. Change of Place Names" (PDF), The South Australian Government Gazette, p. 37 (PDF page 5), 10 January 1918, retrieved 28 April 2016 – via AustLII
  5. ^ "Wireless for All". The Register (Adelaide). XC (26, 317). South Australia. 2 May 1925. p. 7. Retrieved 8 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ Williams, Tim (25 January 2017). "Emmaus Christian College plans to open new campus on former Salesian College site at Brooklyn Park". The Advertiser. Retrieved 19 May 2017.