fbpx

Welcome to Adelaide – This page has been created by Neil from Adelaide Walks, Talk and Drives  who has been welcoming people to Adelaide for many years and running tours. For a printable A4 summary sheet for visitors to Adelaide <click>. For two introductory videos to Adelaide created by Neil see:
=== Essential things to know when visiting Adelaide, South Australia: https://youtu.be/awMDm4cimyw
=== If a local has a visitor to Adelaide, where could they take you: https://youtu.be/uFz7AGVH80U


1. The transport System:

2. History of Adelaide

  • Why is Adelaide Called Adelaide?  Adelaide is named after Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV, king and queen of England from September 1831 to June 1837.
  • Colonel William Light was one of Adelaide’s founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Light’s design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland. He is buried in Light Square.
  • All the streets in Adelaide City are named after men who helped create Adelaide,  and all these men were alive when the  streets were named on 23 May 1837 except for Matthew  Flinders (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) .
  • The city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia.
  • Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties, which led to the moniker “City of Churches”,  But there are more pubs than Churches.
  • South Australia was officially proclaimed as a new British colony on 28 December 1836, near The Old Gum Tree in what is now the suburb of Glenelg North. The event is commemorated in South Australia as Proclamation Day

3. Other Information:

For an interesting way to virtually investigate Adelaide city see: Adelaide City Highlights | City of Adelaide

Adelaide City Map

EPSON MFP image

48 Hours in Adelaide

EPSON MFP image
EPSON MFP image

Adelaide City’s top 10

EPSON MFP image
EPSON MFP image

One week in Adelaide

EPSON MFP image
EPSON MFP image


Copy © 2020. All Rights Reserved.