Hindmarsh, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
Manton Street, Hindmarsh
|Population||158 (2011 census)|
|• Density||179.5/km2 (465/sq mi)|
|Area||0.88 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Location||3.5 km (2 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Charles Sturt|
|State electorate(s)||West Torrens|
|Federal Division(s)||Adelaide (2011)|
The suburb was named by South Australia's first Governor, Sir John Hindmarsh. Hindmarsh was the first owner of section 353 in the Hundred of Yatala, being among the earliest to make a selection of a "country section" to which he and other early investors in South Australia were entitled by their purchase of land orders prior to settlment (see Lands administrative divisions of South Australia § Land division history). He and Mr Lindsay subdivided the land in June 1838 and were responsible for it being laid out as the first private town in the colony of South Australia. In the process, according to South Australian historian Geoffrey Manning, the Governor "acquired a dubious reputation by prohibiting squatting in the Parklands, thus forcing people to acquire land in the subdivision".
The modern suburb of Hindmarsh has western and southern boundaries contiguous with the original village and section 353, the Torrens River being the southern boundary. The modern suburn includes land between Port Road and the railway line as well, making the railway line the northern border instead of Port Road, as it was for the early village.
The age distribution of Hindmarsh residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 70.8% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 29.2% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
State and federal
Hindmarsh lies in the state electoral district of West Torrens. Prior to the 2016 redistribution it was in the Croydon district. and the federal electoral division of Adelaide. The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Michael Atkinson and federally by Kate Ellis.
Facilities and attractions
Shopping and dining
There are several cafes and restaurants along Port Road and elsewhere in the suburb.
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Derivation of Name: Governor John Hindmarsh; Other Details: The first private town laid out in the colony. Originally a private subdivision of section 353. Governor Hindmarsh owned the land prior to the subdivision into allotments by Messers Hindmarsh and Lindsay in June 1838. Portions of the suburbs of Bowden, Brompton & Ridleyton added the suburb of Hindmarsh. The area of land where the suburb is located was recorded by Teichelmann & Schurmann as Karraudo-ngga and by William Williams as Kurrayundonga.
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