Glen Osmond, South Australia

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Glen Osmond
AdelaideSouth Australia
Glen Osmond, around 1869.jpg
Glen Osmond around 1869.
Population 1,990 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 1,660/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 5064
Area 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Burnside
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Sturt
Suburbs around Glen Osmond:
Glenunga St. Georges Beaumont
Myrtle Bank Glen Osmond Mount Osmond
Urrbrae Urrbrae Mount Osmond

Glen Osmond is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Burnside which is in the foothills of the Adelaide Hills. It is well known for the road intersection on the western side of the suburb, where the South Eastern Freeway (National Route M1) from the Adelaide Hills and the main route from Melbourne splits into National Route A17 Portrush Road (north, the main route towards Port Adelaide), Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide (northwest towards Adelaide city centre) and state route A3 Cross Road west towards the coast and southern suburbs.


In 1841, silver and lead were found at Glen Osmond, leading to the establishment of the Wheal Gawler and Wheal Watkins mines.[2] The mines operated in the 1840s, and again in the 1890s.


Tom Gill, whose family were early settlers in the area, published a History and Topography of Glen Osmond in 1902.[3] A facsimile edition of the book was published by the State Library of South Australia in 1974.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glen Osmond (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Glen Osmond Mines". Flinders Ranges Research. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rufus" (Ernest Whitington) (23 July 1923). "A Pressman's Tribute". The Register (Adelaide). LXXXVIII, (25,762). South Australia. p. 8. Retrieved 19 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.  The Whitington family were also early Glen Osmond residents.

Coordinates: 34°57′36″S 138°38′28″E / 34.960°S 138.641°E / -34.960; 138.641

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