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AdelaideSouth Australia
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Tennyson Dunes
Population 1,112 (2011 census)
 • Density 1,240/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 5022
Area 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 14 km (9 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Lee
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh
Suburbs around Tennyson:
West Lakes Shore West Lakes
Gulf St Vincent Tennyson Seaton

Tennyson is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.

Tennyson is in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Lee and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Hindmarsh.

No point in Tennyson is further than 400 metres from the beach.


Tennyson was named by Governor Le Hunte on 5 January 1905, after Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, former Governor of South Australia (1899-1902) and Governor-General of Australia (1903-1904).

Tennyson Post Office opened on 18 September 1962 and closed in 1972.

Coordinates: 34°52′59″S 138°28′59″E / 34.883°S 138.483°E / -34.883; 138.483

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