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 Day expected to be mostly sunny in our capital cities - NEWS.com.au
22 Jan 2017 at 10:07pm
NEWS.com.auAustralia Day expected to be mostly sunny in our capital citiesNEWS.com.au
There's no rain forecast in Adelaide
, meaning there will be perfect conditions for outdoor celebrations. Winds will gust between 20 and 30km/h. DARWIN. The Northern Territory capital certainly does not have it as good as the other states on Australia ...and more »
'This is the new frontier of warfare' - The Advertiser
23 Jan 2017 at 7:32pm
The Advertiser'This is the new frontier of warfare'The Advertiser
After receiving a briefing on the threats today, Mr Turnbull told reporters in Canberra today cyber security was now at the forefront of efforts to keep Australia
safe. ?This is the new frontier of warfare, it is the new frontier of espionage and the ...and more »
Severe thunderstorm alert for several regions - The Advertiser
22 Jan 2017 at 9:00pm
The AdvertiserSevere thunderstorm alert for several regionsThe Advertiser
, the bureau has predicted showers and the chance of a thunderstorm as the cool change sweeps in. However, strong winds are not forecast for the metropolitan area. Winds will turn west to south-westerly with speeds of 15 to 25km/h in the ...and more »
Tomic's shock decision over Davis Cup - The Advertiser
23 Jan 2017 at 7:18pm
The AdvertiserTomic's shock decision over Davis CupThe Advertiser
There was immediate conjecture his withdrawal is linked to a dispute between his father John Tomic and Tennis Australia
over funding and wildcard support for Bernard's sister Sara. A mainstay for Australia
in Cup competition, Tomic was surprisingly ...and more »
The Christmas-Day Test everyone forgot - ESPNcricinfo.com
24 Jan 2017 at 12:51am
ESPNcricinfo.comThe Christmas-Day Test everyone forgotESPNcricinfo.com
In 1926, South Australia
hosted Queensland in a Sheffield Shield match that started on Christmas Day, and thus began a tradition that continued until 1969. In most years during that time, the two teams met in a Shield fixture at Adelaide
Oval that ...and more »
'Change the date? What will that solve?' - The Advertiser
23 Jan 2017 at 6:13pm
The Advertiser'Change the date? What will that solve?'The Advertiser
Her comments come after Warren Mundine outlined why he thought if people love Australia
, the date should be changed, saying that all Aussies, including indigenous Australians, should be able to celebrate the country. Pauline Hanson doesn't believe ...and more »
Australia v Pakistan ODIs: Hasan Ali hoping tourists can enhance World Cup ca...
22 Jan 2017 at 11:54pm
NEWS.com.auAustralia v Pakistan ODIs: Hasan Ali hoping tourists can enhance World Cup cause with Adelaide winNEWS.com.au
clash isn't a dead rubber insists Hasan especially with Pakistan desperate for automatic World Cup qualification. ?I was happy with the individual performance in Sydney but it doesn't mean as much unless you win,? said Hasan, who took a ...Frequent flyers: Four nations in three weekscricket.com.auAustralian
star batsmen David Warner, Usman Khawaja 'rested' for ODI series with Black CapsTVNZAustralia
takes ODI series against Pakistan with 86-run win at SCG thanks to David Warner centuryABC OnlineArab Newsall 223 news articles »
New Royal Adelaide Hospital: All you need to know about the delayed high-tech...
23 Jan 2017 at 6:19pm
ABC OnlineNew Royal Adelaide Hospital: All you need to know about the delayed high-tech projectABC Online
The yet-to-be-opened new Royal Adelaide
Hospital (NRAH) will be Australia's
most expensive building and reportedly the third most expensive in the world. It was scheduled to open early last year but work is still ongoing on the much-awaited hospital ...
Women charged after heroin find - The Advertiser
23 Jan 2017 at 1:58pm
The AdvertiserWomen charged after heroin findThe Advertiser
Melbourne came in at six in the study, while Adelaide
, Brisbane and Perth were all ranked in the top 20 most expensive. Demographia, which ranks housing affordability in cities with a population over 1,000,000, listed Australia's
major problem as urban ...and more »
Cricket Australia angered as Channel Ten provide on-air tactics to ... - The ...
19 Jan 2017 at 12:08pm
The Sydney Morning HeraldCricket Australia angered as Channel Ten provide on-air tactics to ...The Sydney Morning Herald
Cricket Australia are investigating possible integrity breaches by broadcaster Channel Ten during their Big Bash League telecast on Wednesday night.Cricket Australia
launch investigation into Adelaide
Strikers incidentAberdeen Evening Expressall 38 news articles »