Torrens

Current State electoral district map

2014 District of Torrens map (PDF 1.76 MB) 

2014 State election results

Electors on roll - 23 294
Formal ballot papers - 20 475
Informal ballot papers - 727
Total ballot papers returned - 21 202

2014 two party preferred vote
ALP - 53.5%
LIB - 46.5%

Members since first represented in 1938 (lapsed 1985-1993)

Surname First Name Party Period
JEFFRIES  Shirley W  LCL  1938 - 1944 
BALDOCK  Herbert L  ALP  1944 - 1947 
JEFFRIES  Shirley W  LCL  1947 - 1953 
TRAVERS  John L  LCL  1953 - 1956 
COUMBE  John W H  LCL  1956 - 1977 
WILSON Michael M  LIB  1977 - 1985 
TIERNAN  Patrick J  LIB  1993 - 1994 
GERAGHTY  Robyn K  ALP  1994 - 2014 
WORTLEY  Dana  ALP  2014 - 

ALP = Australian Labor Party
LCL = Liberal and Country League
LIB = Liberal Party of Australia

History

The district ‘Torrens’ was first created 1901, effective 1902, until 1915. It was revived in 1936, effective at the 1938 elections through to 1985 and revived again in 1991 effective at the 1993 elections.

Name origin: Robert Richard Torrens MA (1814-1884) migrated to Adelaide from Ireland in 1839. He was at various times Collector of Customs, Legislative Councillor (1851), Treasurer, and Premier (one month in 1857) 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.

Size: Approximately 18.8 km²

Location: Located to the north-east of the City of Adelaide, the district consists largely of residential suburbs and part of its southern boundary is defined by the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri.

Key boundary changes compared to 2010: Torrens loses the suburb of Manningham and part of the suburb of Dernancourt.

2010 District of Torrens map (PDF 1.49 MB)