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
Coordinates 34°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
Population 4,515 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5032
Location 6 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 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.[5] St John Bosco School is also in Brooklyn Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brooklyn Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Placename Details: Weeroopa". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 19 September 2007. SA0032673. 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. ^ 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.