Gillman, South Australia

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Gillman
AdelaideSouth Australia
Port Adelaide aerial view.jpg
Aerial view of Gillman and surrounding areas
Gillman is located in South Australia
Gillman
Gillman
Coordinates 34°50′28″S 138°31′37″E / 34.84111°S 138.52694°E / -34.84111; 138.52694Coordinates: 34°50′28″S 138°31′37″E / 34.84111°S 138.52694°E / -34.84111; 138.52694
Postcode(s) 5013
LGA(s) City of Port Adelaide Enfield
State electorate(s) Port Adelaide[1]
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide[2]
Suburbs around Gillman:
Port Adelaide
Garden Island
Garden Island Garden Island
Port Adelaide Gillman Dry Creek
Wingfield
Port Adelaide
Rosewater
Rosewater Ottoway
Footnotes Adjoining suburbs[3]

Gillman is a north-western suburb of Adelaide, in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is located within the federal division of Port Adelaide and the state electoral district of Port Adelaide.[1][2]

Motorsport[edit]

Gillman has been the home of Motorcycle Speedway in Adelaide since 1981 when the 280 metres (310 yd) North Arm Speedway opened. The speedway, located on the Grand Trunkway, operated from 1981 until its forced closure in 1997.[why?] Since 1998 it has been the home of a larger motorcycle speedway venue, the 300 metres (330 yd) long Gillman Speedway located on Wilkins Road.

Explosives[edit]

The North Arm Powder Magazine in Gillman was from 1858 to 1906 a secure storage facility for dynamite and gelignite.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Federal electorate division of Port Adelaide, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "District of Port Adelaide Background Profile". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Search result for "Gillman (Suburb)" (Record no SA0026133) with the following layers being selected - “Suburbs and Localities”". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Explosives storage in Magazine Creek, Port Adelaide district, 1857-1906. Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, Nr. 35, 2007.