Tusmore, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Tusmore is located in South Australia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°56′S 138°38′E / 34.933°S 138.633°E / -34.933; 138.633
Population1,450 (2016 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

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


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]

The Tusmore Post Office was in the Council offices for many years, until a new building erected on the corner plot located diagonally opposite the Portrush Road /Greenhill Road junction in 1951 retained the name, despite being located in Glenside, until 1967.[3][4][5]


A recreational park, Tusmore Park, straddles the suburbs of Tusmore and Heathpool. It has a public children's paddling pool, large grassed areas which may be used for ball games, five tennis courts, a children's playground, seating areas and . First Creek, dry in summer, runs through the park, and a Scout hall is situated adjacent on the western side.

The building complex housing the Burnside Civic Centre, Council Chambers, Burnside Community Centre, Ballroom and Library, is on the corner of Portrush Road and Greenhill Road.[6]

The Burnside City Uniting Church faces Portrush Road.[7]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tusmore (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 March 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Street Names and Origins Archived 20 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine, City of Burnside
  3. ^ "Post-office at Tusmore". The Advertiser. South Australia. 13 July 1929. p. 15. Retrieved 4 August 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ John Dallwitz and Alexandra Marsden of Heritage Investigations (July 1987). "Heritage Investigations: Burnside Heritage Survey (South Australia ), Part One, General Report". Prepared for the Corporation of the City of Burnside and the State Heritage Branch of the Department of Environment and Planning: 43-45. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Civic Centre". City of Burnside. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  7. ^ "History". Burnside City Uniting Church. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
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