Glossop, South Australia

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For the town in England, see Glossop.
South Australia
Glossop is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°16′S 140°31′E / 34.267°S 140.517°E / -34.267; 140.517Coordinates: 34°16′S 140°31′E / 34.267°S 140.517°E / -34.267; 140.517
Population 652 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1921
Postcode(s) 5344
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s) Berri Barmera Council
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Wakefield

Glossop is a small town in the Riverland region of South Australia. It was gazetted in 1921 as the town in a soldier settlement area after the First World War and was named after Admiral Glossop, who had been in command of HMAS Sydney when it sank SMS Emden in 1914. At the 2006 census, Glossop had a population of 652.[1]

Local area and surrounds[edit]

Glossop has a population of around 501. Berri Estates, a large winery originally owned by a local co-operative but now owned by Constellation Brands, is located near the centre of Glossop. It is the home of Rivergum College, Glossop Primary School and Glossop High School, one of the region's four high schools (the others being at Loxton, Waikerie and Renmark).

Although one of the smaller towns of South Australia's Riverland region, Glossop has a gallery of Australian Aboriginal art, a small deli (in the Australian sense of the word), two petrol stations, and some hardware shops. It also has a number of religious centres servicing the region including a Sikh Temple, and an Apostolic (Christian pentecostal) church (Riverland Central Christian Church). It is on the Old Sturt Highway, between the more major towns of Barmera and Berri. Glossop also has a motel outside which is situated Captain Glossop's Anchor.

Glossop is one of the few Riverland towns that do not share frontage with the Murray River. Other towns of this nature include Monash and Yamba, the gateway to the Riverland from the Victorian border.


Glossop is in the Berri Barmera Council local government area, the state electorate of Chaffey and the federal division of Barker.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glossop (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 July 2011.