Adelaide, South Australia
Manton Street, Hindmarsh
|Population||231 (2016 census)|
|• Density||262.5/km2 (680/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 settlement (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 suburb 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 majority of residents (66.8%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (5.2%), South Korea (4.3%), Malaysia (3.8%), Thailand (3.3%), and Italy (1.9%). Additionally, people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent made up 2.6% of the suburb.
In terms of religious affiliation, 46.8% of residents attributed themselves to being irreligious, 17.9% attributed themselves to being Catholic, 6.8% attributed themselves to be Buddhist, and 6.4% attributed themselves to being Eastern Orthodox. Within Welland, 82.8% of the residents were employed, with the remaining 17.2% being unemployed.
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 Tom Koutsantonis and federally by Steve Georganas.
Facilities and attractions
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, on Port Road, Hindmarsh, was opened in 1848. It underwent renovations in 1988, but had fallen into disrepair when new owners the Tonkins took over in 1993. "The Gov" was developed into a major and popular live music venue, with five separate performing spaces and featuring a wide range of genres of music. It has attracted performers such as Billy Bragg, Vika and Linda Bull, Paul Kelly and The Whitlams, as well as lesser-known musicians, local schools' annual concerts and weekly open mic sessions in the front bar. The venue has won a number of awards, such as both the AHA(SA) and National AHA awards for Best Live Music Venue in 2017. It has been described as "the city's mecca for live music". Its performance spaces are also used by the Adelaide Fringe each year.
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
The Adelaide Entertainment Centre is a major venue for all kinds of performances, from small intimate spaces to large concerts. It houses up to 11,300 people.
- The 16,500-seat Hindmarsh Stadium, home to the Adelaide United football club
- Holden Street Theatres, an Adelaide Fringe venue
- The Education Development Centre, a conference venue owned by the state Department for Education
- Seven Network's Adelaide studio
- The Hindmarsh Library, a public library servicing the area.
Shopping and dining
There are many cafes and restaurants along Port Road and elsewhere in the suburb, as well as the Gaganis Bros wholesaler.
- Hindmarsh Town Hall (1936), designed by Christopher Arthur Smith. listed on the South Australian Heritage Register 23 November 1989.
- Sacred Heart Church, Port Road, was designed in Romanesque Revival style by Adelaide architect Herbert Jory of Woods, Bagot, Jory & Laybourne Smith and opened in November 1924 as St Saviour's Church. The church was renamed and dedicated as Sacred Heart Church in 1950. It is a Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) church. The church and its priory were locally heritage-listed by the council on 12 September 2017.
- The Grange and Outer Harbour railway line passes beside the suburb. The closest station is Bowden.
- Adelaide Metro operates a tram service to the Entertainment Centre, which is free from anywhere in the city centre.
- The suburb is serviced by several bus routes.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hindmarsh, South Australia.|
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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 & Schürmann as Karraudo-ngga and by William Williams as Kurrayundonga.
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Whole of church under main gable, cupola belltowers, including side chapels / porches and rear sacristy. Includes open space forward of church.
- "Heritage Place Details: 252-258 Port Road Hindmarsh (Sacred Heart Church Priory)". The South Australia Heritage Places database. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
Whole of two-storey building under terracotta tile hipped roof, including open arched colonnades around building.
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