Kurralta Park, South Australia

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Kurralta Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Tennyson centre.JPG
Tennyson Centre in Kurralta Park
Population In the 2011 census the population of Kurralta Park was 2,574, 50.7% female and 49.3% male
Postcode(s) 5037
LGA(s) City of West Torrens
Federal Division(s) Division of Hindmarsh

Kurralta Park is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of West Torrens.

History[edit]

Dr William Wyatt purchased an 80-acre section of land, south-west of Adelaide, which would become Kurralta Park, in 1837.[1] Dr Wyatt (an early Protector of Aborigines) made his home, "Kurralta", in Burnside. "Kurralta" is said to mean "set on a hill" in a local language.[2]

Geography[edit]

The area is bound by Anzac Highway to the south, South Road to the east, and Barwell Avenue to the north. Brownhill Creek divides the suburb. It is about 4 kms from the CBD of Adelaide

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dudley Coleman (ed) The First Hundred Years: A History of Burnside in South Australia (1956) Griffin Press, Adelaide p71
  2. ^ Dudley Coleman (ed) The First Hundred Years: A History of Burnside in South Australia (1956) Griffin Press, Adelaide. p70

Coordinates: 34°57′00″S 138°33′58″E / 34.950°S 138.566°E / -34.950; 138.566