Myrtle Bank, South Australia

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Myrtle Bank
AdelaideSouth Australia
Ferguson rd myrtle bank.jpg
Ferguson Avenue, Myrtle Bank
Population 2,834 (2006 census)[1]
2,787 (2001 census)[2]
Postcode(s) 5064
Location 6 km (4 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Unley
State electorate(s) Unley
Federal Division(s) Adelaide

Myrtle Bank is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Unley. The suburb is named after a property near the foothills built in 1842 by William Sanders (1801-1880), who arrived in South Australia in 1838. He named the premises 'Myrtle Bank', because his friend James Gall of Trinity living in Edinburgh had a fine property of the same name.[3] The property passed through the hands of Capt. William Elder, brother of Sir Thomas Elder, before being purchased in 1848 by William Ferguson (1809–1892), who built on the original house and lived there with his family until he died.[4]

During World War I the property became a repatriation hospital.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Myrtle Bank (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2008. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Myrtle Bank (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "The Manning Index of South Australian History". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Gill, Thomas, History and Topography of Glen Osmond 1905

Coordinates: 34°57′32″S 138°38′10″E / 34.959°S 138.636°E / -34.959; 138.636