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.
Australian Maritime College boss shocked by plan for Adelaide facility - ABC ...
27 Mar 2017 at 10:58pm
ABC OnlineAustralian Maritime College boss shocked by plan for Adelaide facilityABC Online
The head of the Australian
Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania is shocked that another maritime facility is planned for South Australia
, saying the Launceston institution has been "caught in the crossfire". Last week, the Federal Government announced it ...Head of Australian
Maritime College shocked at plans for new maritime college in Adelaide
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Cat Stevens Announces 2017 Australian Tour - The Adelaide Review
26 Mar 2017 at 5:19pm
Cat Stevens Announces 2017 Australian TourThe Adelaide Review
The perennially popular singer songwriter will return to Australia
for the first time since his successful 2010 tour, which in turn was his first Australian
tour in 36 years. Known commonly by his original stage name Cat Stevens changed his legal name ...and more »
Laura Marling Announces 2017 Australian Tour - The Adelaide Review
26 Mar 2017 at 5:58pm
The Adelaide ReviewLaura Marling Announces 2017 Australian TourThe Adelaide Review
Laura Marling Announces 2017 Australian
Tour. March 27, 2017 by John Dexter 0. laura-marling-australia
-review. Already slated to play Vivid Sydney this June, Laura Marling has announced a string of Australian
tour dates to complement ...Laura Marling Announces Australian
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Ice use in South Australia second-worst in nation - The Advertiser
26 Mar 2017 at 3:11am
The AdvertiserIce use in South Australia second-worst in nationThe Advertiser
Unlike most other states, South Australian
consumption of methylamphetamine is higher in the city than in the regions. About 50 doses per 1000 people were consumed per day in Adelaide
, compared with about 40 in the regions. The average national use is ...and more »
Member for Florey Frances Bedford quits South Australian Labor Party - The Ad...
28 Mar 2017 at 2:26am
The AdvertiserMember for Florey Frances Bedford quits South Australian Labor PartyThe Advertiser
LABOR MP Frances Bedford has quit the party and will serve as an independent until the 2018 election. And if she chooses to run for re-election next year SA Senator Nick Xenophon has pledged to do all he can to ensure she beats Health Minister Jack ...and more »
Professor Brian Cox to Tour Australia Again in 2017 - The Adelaide Review
26 Mar 2017 at 9:52pm
The Adelaide ReviewProfessor Brian Cox to Tour Australia Again in 2017The Adelaide Review
Professor Brian Cox to Tour Australia
Again in 2017. The Adelaide
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Sheffield Shield final: Victoria v South Australia, day three action - The Ad...
28 Mar 2017 at 3:22am
The AdvertiserSheffield Shield final: Victoria v South Australia, day three actionThe Advertiser
Holland's plundered 47 wickets inside 12 matches against South Australia
including 15 in successive Shield finals. Holland ran through Callum Ferguson (26), Travis Head (0) and Lehmann (14) before lunch. Using the footmarks with aplomb and gaining real ...and more »
Former Adelaide gang leader Vince Focarelli voluntarily leaves Australia, ahe...
23 Mar 2017 at 1:31am
The AdvertiserFormer Adelaide gang leader Vince Focarelli voluntarily leaves Australia, ahead of being deportedThe Advertiser
The Advertiser can reveal Focarelli left Adelaide
on Thursday night and flew to Melbourne, where he boarded an international flight bound for Italy. He fled Australia
fearing he would be taken into custody and held in a detention centre while fighting ...and more »
Australian Grand Prix 2017: Spectators on track after race - The Advertiser
26 Mar 2017 at 3:57pm
The AdvertiserAustralian Grand Prix 2017: Spectators on track after raceThe Advertiser
CAMS, the motorsports governing body, announced an ?urgent and thorough investigation? into the incident which resulted in spectators being able to stand on the Australian
Grand Prix track as cars drove around after yesterday's race. Television footage ...and more »
Jamie Oliver takes over Jamie's Italian restaurant in Adelaide - The Advertiser
27 Mar 2017 at 7:30am
The AdvertiserJamie Oliver takes over Jamie's Italian restaurant in AdelaideThe Advertiser
Today marks the official handover of his chain of Jamie's Italian restaurants in Australia
to Jamie's Italian Group, after former owners Keystone Hospitality Group collapsed in June. The Adelaide
restaurant, at 2 King William St, is also looking for a ...
Jamie Oliver is Coming to Relaunch Jamie's Italian Australia
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