Tusmore, South Australia

Tusmore is a suburb in the inner east of Adelaide, South Australia.

AdelaideSouth Australia
Tusmore is located in South Australia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°56′S 138°38′E / 34.933°S 138.633°E
Population1,570 (2006 census)[1]
Location6 km (4 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)City of Burnside
State electorate(s)Bragg
Federal Division(s)Sturt
Suburbs around Tusmore:
Toorak Gardens Heathpool
Toorak Gardens Tusmore Hazelwood Park
Glenside Linden Park Linden Park


In 1839, a pastoralist William Rogers, settled in the area and named his land Tusmore after his birthplace in Oxfordshire, England. In 1911 the area roughly corresponding to modern-day Tusmore, known as Section 291, was owned by the Colonial Board of Advice of the South Australian Company. In that year the Board subdivided the land, and several streets in Tusmore are named after board members from that time: Bakewell, Barr-Smith, Brandreth, Fisher, Kennaway and Stirling.[2]

A Tusmore Post Office opened around 1929 and was renamed Glenside in 1967.[3]


A recreational park, Tusmore Park, has a public children's swimming pool, oval, five tennis courts, a children's playground, seating areas and electric barbecues. The park is split through the middle by First Creek and has a Scout hall which is situated on the opposite side of the creek to the pool. It is popular for social gatherings in the warmer months, especially on Sundays.

Places of interest include the modern Burnside Library and the Tusmore Memorial Church (Uniting).


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tusmore (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  2. ^ Street Names and Origins Archived 20 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine., City of Burnside
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.

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