Fulham, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
House in suburban Adelaide, SA.JPG
A post-war residential house in Fulham.
Population 2,611 (2006 census)[1]
2,571 (2001 census)[2]
Postcode(s) 5024[3]
Location 8 km (5 mi) W of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s) City of West Torrens
State electorate(s) Colton (2011)[4]
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh (2011)[5]
Suburbs around Fulham:
Henley Beach Fulham Gardens Lockleys
Henley Beach South Fulham Lockleys
West Beach West Beach Lockleys
Weetunga, Fulham, built in 1878
by Samuel White, son of John White

Fulham is a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of West Torrens.


The area incorporating the current suburb of Fulham was purchased c. 1836 by John White (? –30 December 1860), who named it Fulham Farm after the suburb of Fulham in his native London.[6] The White family home, Weetunga, built by his son, Samuel White (1835?–16 November 1880), father of Samuel Albert White (1870–1954) which took three years to build,[7] remained with the family until placed on the market in 2014,[8] and sold to another South Australian resident for $2.5 million in August 2015.[9] The new owner of the home plans on restoring the home back to its former glory and building a wing to the east of the home.

Both Weetunga and The Oaks in Henley Beach Road are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[10][11]


Fulham sits on a bend in the River Torrens. The suburb also sits astride the intersection of Tapleys Hill Road and Henley Beach Road.[12]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 2,611 persons in Fulham on census night. Of these, 49.8% were male and 50., 2% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (73.5%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (5.4%) and England (5.1%).[1]

The age distribution of Fulham residents is skewed towards an older population than the greater Australian population. 74.1% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 25.9% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]


The local newspaper is the Weekly Times Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.[13]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Shopping and dining[edit]


The largest greenspace in Fulham is Linear Park, lying along the River Torrens on the suburb's southern boundary.[12]



Fulham is serviced by Henley Beach Road, connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre, and Tapleys Hill Road, one of the major arterial roads in the western suburbs of Adelaide.[12]

Public transport[edit]

Fulham is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[14]

  • H22 to Henley Beach South
  • H30 to West Lakes
  • H32 to Henley Beach South
  • H31 to Henley Square
  • All run through Fulham

Bicycle routes[edit]

A bicycle path extends along Linear Park.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Fulham (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Fulham (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Fulham, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Linn, Rob. (1989): Nature's Pilgrim. The life and journeys of Captain S.A.White, naturalist, author and conservationist. SA Government Printer: Adelaide. ISBN 0724365486
  8. ^ Iconic Fulham mansion 'Weetunga' placed on the market for the first time in its 135-year history The Advertiser, 2 April 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  9. ^ Why I’ve sold the house Uncle John built 135 years ago The Weekly Times, 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Dwelling ('Weetunga'), including Main House, former Kitchen, Servants' Quarters, Museum and Laundry". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Dwelling ('The Oaks') and row of cottages". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c d Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  13. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Newspapers.com.au. Australia G'day. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 


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Coordinates: 34°55′37″S 138°30′43″E / 34.927°S 138.512°E / -34.927; 138.512