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.
Australia's greenest city: Adelaide pulls ahead of Sydney and Melbourne - The...
11 Feb 2016 at 5:40pm
The GuardianAustralia's greenest city: Adelaide pulls ahead of Sydney and MelbourneThe Guardian
Finally the Australian
Capital Territory and Adelaide
are both working to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. It's difficult to directly compare capital cities, says Neil Noye, Hobart's director of city planning: ?Each is in a different climatic zone ...Adelaide
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Missing persons files searched as investigation into accused SA backpacker at...
11 Feb 2016 at 9:57am
The GuardianMissing persons files searched as investigation into accused SA backpacker attacker deepens9news.com.au
police have set up a task force to investigate if the man accused of sexually assaulting two foreign backpackers on a remote beach is responsible for other crimes and are looking at existing missing persons cases. A 59-year-old ...
Backpackers allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted at South Australian
: Man Charged for 'Attempting to Murder' Two Female BackpackersAustralia Network NewsSalt Creek accused under DNA scrutinyThe AdvertiserManawatu Standard -BBC News -ABC Onlineall 208 news articles »
China agreement brings art to Adelaide - ArtsHub (subscription)
10 Feb 2016 at 5:34pm
ArtsHub (subscription)China agreement brings art to AdelaideArtsHub (subscription)
The agreement, witnessed by South Australian
Premier Jay Weatherill and Rao Hongwei, the new Consul-General of China in Adelaide
, aims to support Chinese visual arts and multi-media exhibitions at the Adelaide
Festival Centre, and to facilitate the ...
Virginia Beach WWII vet Norwood Thomas reunites with wartime girlfriend in Au...
10 Feb 2016 at 6:00am
Virginian-PilotVirginia Beach WWII vet Norwood Thomas reunites with wartime girlfriend in AustraliaVirginian-Pilot
Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian
city of Adelaide
to reconnect with his long-lost love. "This is about the most wonderful thing ...
US veteran reunites with English wartime girlfriend after 71 years in Australia
Telegraph.co.ukAmerican World War II veteran Norwood Thomas arrives in Adelaide
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Adelaide Fringe 2016: Events, Performances & More Festival Details - Australi...
12 Feb 2016 at 3:19am
Australia Network NewsAdelaide Fringe 2016: Events, Performances & More Festival DetailsAustralia Network News
Are you ready for the Fringe, Adelaide
Fringe starts today and promises to transport the visitors into a completely different mood. The unbelievable carnival meets Mardi Gras theme boasts of an eclectic mish mash of cabaret, comedy, circus ...
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Australia's first pub on wheels to hit Adelaide streets - InDaily
4 Feb 2016 at 6:37pm
InDailyAustralia's first pub on wheels to hit Adelaide streetsInDaily
At the time of writing, two 16-seater mobile pubs have rounded the tip of South Africa on a lengthy boat voyage from their place of conception in Amsterdam, towards their first Australian
. ?There's no motor, it's got four wheels and it's ...and more »
Severe weather warning issued for South Australia as Adelaide rain beats Janu...
28 Jan 2016 at 8:52pm
ABC OnlineSevere weather warning issued for South Australia as Adelaide rain beats January averageABC OnlineAdelaide
has surpassed its average rainfall for January, and might double the figure by the end of the day with a severe weather warning in place for South Australia
. More than 17 millimetres of rain fell in the city overnight, just 3mm short of the ...and more »
White-hot Jang en route to Adelaide - Golf Australia
9 Feb 2016 at 2:49pm
White-hot Jang en route to AdelaideGolf Australia
She's effervescent, engaging and demonstrative. And, oh yeah, the new world No.9 can play a little, too. And she's about to bring it all to The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide
for the ISPS Handa Women's Australian
Open. The Korean pocket dynamo soared to ...and more »
Australia vs India: Tourists win opening Twenty20 international in Adelaide a...
26 Jan 2016 at 5:10am
ABC OnlineAustralia vs India: Tourists win opening Twenty20 international in Adelaide as familiar faces surfaceABC Online
Before the season's first Twenty20 international, in which India would easily beat Australia
by 37 runs at Adelaide
Oval, the TV cameras panned down the ranks of each squad as the national anthems played. Faces scrolled by. Yuvraj Singh. Shaun Tait.Rohit Sharma dismissed for 31 in 1st T20I at Adelaide
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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for wide area of South Australia including...
21 Jan 2016 at 9:24pm
9news.com.auSevere thunderstorm warning issued for wide area of South Australia including Adelaide9news.com.au
The South Australian
districts where the warning is active are the Adelaide
Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Mid North, Murraylands, Upper South East and parts of the Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, ...Adelaide
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