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.
Plane leaves Adelaide, now missing after emergency call - The West Australian
30 May 2017 at 3:35am
The West AustralianPlane leaves Adelaide, now missing after emergency callThe West Australian
Emergency services are scouring the South Australia
bushland for a plane which activated an emergency beacon just before 4.30pm local time. SA Police and the Australian
Transport Safety Bureau confirmed the 10-seat plane left Adelaide
on Tuesday ...Three dead in Renmark plane crashThe AdvertiserThree dead after Cessna flight from Adelaide
crashes in SA RiverlandABC OnlineThree people confirmed dead after charter plane crash in South Australia
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Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide forecast: Coldest days of the year in ... - NEWS.c...
28 May 2017 at 10:39pm
NEWS.com.auSydney, Brisbane, Adelaide forecast: Coldest days of the year in ...NEWS.com.au
IF YOU think this morning was chilly, it's time to toughen up Australia with some of the coldest days of the year in many capitals due this week.Cold snap lashes southeast of Australia - Sky NewsSky News Australiaall 3 news articles »
Immigrants forced into slavery in Adelaide - The Advertiser
28 May 2017 at 4:37am
The AdvertiserImmigrants forced into slavery in AdelaideThe Advertiser
The Walk Free Foundation, which was founded by billionaire mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest, estimates that more than 4000 people are currently enslaved in Australia
-based Migration Solutions managing director Mark Glazbrook told The ...
Dope's in the mail: Major cannabis ring smashed - The Advertiser
25 May 2017 at 9:11pm
The AdvertiserDope's in the mail: Major cannabis ring smashedThe Advertiser
In a series of raids across Australia
on Thursday, police searched properties in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Tweed Heads and Adelaide
. SA Serious and Organised Crime Branch Detective Chief Inspector Tony Crameri said police were pleased to ...and more »
Sydney shivers through its coldest May night in 18 years - NEWS.com.au
29 May 2017 at 5:18pm
NEWS.com.auSydney shivers through its coldest May night in 18 yearsNEWS.com.au
Bar Canberra, no stranger to a brrr-acing start, Sydney was Australia's
coldest capital this morning. Even Hobart was balmier. However, the southern states shouldn't gloat. While temperatures ... eastern Australia
dipping the mercury to well below ...and more »
Dog poisonings quadruple as mouse plague hits SA - The Advertiser
29 May 2017 at 10:02pm
The AdvertiserDog poisonings quadruple as mouse plague hits SAThe Advertiser
It comes as metropolitan and regional South Australia
has been hit by a mouse plague, causing more people to use baits. The Companion Animal Health Centre, at the University of Adelaide
, has seen 19 dogs in May which had eaten rat bail, up from five in ...Increase in dog poisonings linked to rat and mouse bait, University of Adelaide
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Weather radar still under a cloud - The Advertiser
30 May 2017 at 2:45am
The AdvertiserWeather radar still under a cloudThe Advertiser
When it was opened on land owned by the University of Adelaide
in 2005, the Doppler radar at Buckland Park was the most technologically advanced weather radar in Australia
. It boosted the capacity of the bureau to detect major storms in Central ...and more »
Alt-J to Tour Australia and New Zealand in 2017 - The Adelaide Review
24 May 2017 at 6:54pm
The Adelaide ReviewAlt-J to Tour Australia and New Zealand in 2017The Adelaide Review
English indie rockers alt-J will tour Australia
and New Zealand this December, with Californian quartet Warpaint supporting for the Australian
leg of the tour. Alt-J will kick off their Oceania tour in Adelaide
on Tuesday, December 5, before swinging ...
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Hacking challenge coming to Adelaide - The Advertiser
28 May 2017 at 3:26am
The AdvertiserHacking challenge coming to AdelaideThe Advertiser
Defence and cyber security leaders will on Monday launch an initiative in Adelaide
, backed by the Liberal Opposition, to encourage people to develop skills that could lead to jobs in the growing field. The Australian
Defence Industry Cyber Challenge ...
Sh*t Adelaide: Why you can't upset us with your mockery - SBS (satire)
29 May 2017 at 7:22pm
SBS (satire)Sh*t Adelaide: Why you can't upset us with your mockerySBS (satire)
always been a legislative pioneer, and fifty years ago this week, we got one of the most progressive politicians this country's ever seen as our Premier. Don Dunstan drove legislative reforms on land rights, decriminalisation of ...