Goodwood, South Australia

Goodwood is an inner southern suburb of the city of Adelaide. It neighbours the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds and features several churches in its commercial district. Its major precinct is Goodwood Road, which is home to many shops and businesses, as well as the local state school (Goodwood Primary School).

Goodwood
AdelaideSouth Australia
Goodwood is located in South Australia
Goodwood
Goodwood
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°57′07″S 138°35′42″E / 34.952°S 138.595°E / -34.952; 138.595
Population2,986 (2016 census)[1]
Established1849[2]
Postcode(s)5034
Location3 km (2 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)City of Unley
State electorate(s)Unley
Federal Division(s)Adelaide
Suburbs around Goodwood:
Keswick Wayville Unley
Forestville Goodwood Unley
Millswood Millswood Hyde Park

HistoryEdit

The original land surveyed of 1839 was granted to the South Australian Company and named Goodwood. Two other sections of land had been sold to settler Thomas Hardy in May 1838, who sold it to his son, Arthur in 1841. The 1840 census shows that there was a Village of Goodwood with a population of 100, but the first registration of a contact for sale was not until 1846. In 1849, Arthur Hardy subdivided his property into a number of four acre blocks, naming it Goodwood Park.[3] The Belair railway line also goes through the suburb as does the city to Glenelg tram line.

GovernanceEdit

Goodwood is in the City of Unley local government area. It straddles the boundary of the state electorates of Ashford and Unley. It is in the federal Division of Adelaide. Its postcode is 5034.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Goodwood (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 July 2019.  
  2. ^ "How Unley Developed". City of Unley. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
  3. ^ "The Manning Index of South Australian History". Retrieved 14 November 2009.

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