There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Adelaide, South Australia.
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide has an estimated population of more than 1.2 million. The demonym "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents.
Adelaide is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St Vincent, on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges. The suburbs reach roughly 20km (12mi) from the coast to the foothills and sprawl 100km (62mi) from Gawler in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south.
Named in honour of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, 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. Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties, which led to the moniker "City of Churches".
As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area. Today, Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture, its long beachfronts, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist's World's Most Liveable Cities index in 2010 and being ranked the most liveable city in Australia by the Property Council of Australia in 2011.
Popular Korean golfer Ha Na Jang cheered all the way to Australian Open title...
19 Feb 2017 at 1:43am
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The popular Korean who improved her English by watching Disney movies joined a decorated list of winners of the Patricia Bridges Bowl, claiming a stunning three-shot victory at Royal Adelaide
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The jobs we just can't fill in South Australia - The Advertiser
18 Feb 2017 at 3:33am
The AdvertiserThe jobs we just can't fill in South AustraliaThe Advertiser
?When I look at the list of occupations ... there are certainly a number of them that would appear to be suitable for people within Australia
,? he said. ?Our training institutions ought to be paying attention to where there are so-called job ...and more »
South Australian Government to spend millions of dollars to buy ... - The Adv...
18 Feb 2017 at 3:33am
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MILLIONS of taxpayers dollars will be used to buy seven-year-old trams to service the expanded city network, the State Government has revealed.Old trams with outdated technology being considered for Adelaide ...ABC Onlineall 2 news articles »
Adelaide Oval ready to rock for Guns N' Roses Not in this Lifetime tour - The...
16 Feb 2017 at 5:03pm
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It's preposterous to think that it has taken 24 years for the original members to return to Australia
, and to make their first visit to Adelaide
. Since reforming at Coachella last year it was a matter of when, not if, they would bring the show down to ...and more »
Man charged after body found in Goodwood in Adelaide - ABC ... - ABC Online
16 Feb 2017 at 12:57pm
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A man is charged with murder following the discovery of another man's body at Goodwood, in Adelaide's inner south.Man charged with murder after body found in Goodwood unit ...The AdvertiserGoodwood, Adelaide murder charge: Man, 31, remanded in custodyNEWS.com.auall 7 news articles »
CLAYTON: The allure of Royal Adelaide - Golf Australia
14 Feb 2017 at 8:12pm
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This week the Women's Australian
Open comes to Royal Adelaide
and it's unlikely the LPGA Tour will play a better course all season. Many will focus on the condition with the perfect fairways contrasting beautifully with the yellow, burned off roughs so ...
The Royal Adelaide Golf Course, Women's Australian Open and Indian prodigy Ad...
16 Feb 2017 at 10:52pm
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However, for this weekend, the club has discarded the cloak of exclusivity that protects it from the masses as it hosts the Women's Australian
Open Golf Championship. It is a chance to watch the best women golfers in the world and, at the same time ...
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Labor pushes to use Australian car parts in overseas-built vehicles for MPs -...
16 Feb 2017 at 3:05am
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More than 11,000 jobs were created in South Australia
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KO: Lydia luckless again in Adelaide - Golf Australia
17 Feb 2017 at 8:17pm
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World Number One Lydia Ko's 2017 charge at a second Patricia Bridges Bowl looks all but over after an even-par third round at Royal Adelaide
on Saturday Morning. The Kiwi was running out of holes at the 2017 ISPS Handa Women's Australian
Open as ...and more »
Man shot in the leg in St Clair, in Adelaide's west - The Advertiser
18 Feb 2017 at 11:46pm
The AdvertiserMan shot in the leg in St Clair, in Adelaide's westThe Advertiser
?Shortly after 7.30 this morning two men attended this address in St Claire,? Superintendent of Western Adelaide
LSA Howard Davies said. ?They knocked on the door and gained entry. ?What took place in there we don't know, but as a result of that one ...