2018-2022 electoral district map
Features of the district
This district located to the north-east of the City of Adelaide consists largely of residential suburbs. Its southern boundary is defined by the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri.
Approximately 16.97 km2
Torrens includes the suburbs of Dernancourt, Gilles Plains, Greenacres, Hampstead Gardens, Hillcrest, Holden Hill, Klemzig, Manningham, Oakden, Vale Park and Windsor Gardens.
The district of Taylor was created at the 1991 boundary redistribution and was represented for the first time in 1993.
Origin of the name
The district is named after Sir Robert Richard Torrens GCMG (1814 - 1884), a former premier of South Australia and the founder of the Torrens land title land registration system. Torrens migrated to Adelaide from Ireland in 1839. He was at various times Collector of Customs, Legislative Councillor (1851), Treasurer, and Premier and was appointed as the first Registrar General. He introduced the Real Property Act (the Torrens-title system of land registration) that was adopted by other colonies and eventually many countries throughout the world.
Key boundary changes compared to 2014
Torrens gains the suburbs of Manningham and Vale Park and the remainder of the suburbs of Dernancourt, Gilles Plains and Klemzig. It loses the suburbs of Lightsview and Northfield as well as portions of the suburbs of Hope Valley and Northfield.
Representation and results
|Patrick J. (Joe) Tiernan||LIB||1993 – 1994|
|Robyn K. Geraghty||ALP||1994 – 2014|
|Dana Wortley||ALP||2014 –|
|Shirley W. Jeffries||LCL||1938 – 1944|
|Herbert L. Baldock||ALP||1944 – 1947|
|Shirley W. Jeffries||LCL||1947 – 1953|
|John L. Travers||LCL||1956 – 1977|
|Michael M. Wilson||LIB||1977 – 1985|