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.
Helpmanns 2017: The Drover's Wife and Adelaide festival claim ... - The Guardian
24 Jul 2017 at 6:00am
The GuardianHelpmanns 2017: The Drover's Wife and Adelaide festival claim ...The Guardian
Molly (Leah Purcell) points her rifle at Yadaka, in her radical reimagining of Henry Lawson's story The Drover's Wife for Belvoir. The play has been awarded four ...Helpmann Awards 2017 winners: Kosky's Saul and Belvoir's The Drover's Wife dominateThe Sydney Morning Heraldall 10 news articles »
Could Adelaide become Australia's start-up capital? - SBS
21 Jul 2017 at 11:44pm
SBSCould Adelaide become Australia's start-up capital?SBS
Rob Livingstone, a technology advisor and fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, says positioning Adelaide
start-up capital has potential but will require more than just fast data. ?I think the evidence is that high speed ...
South Australian Police Commissioner Grant Stevens involved in car crash - Th...
25 Jul 2017 at 2:29am
The AdvertiserSouth Australian Police Commissioner Grant Stevens involved in car crashThe Advertiser
The incident came on the same day a motorcycle police officer was involved in a crash in Adelaide's
west on Friday. CCTV vision from a nearby business showed the on-duty officer riding his police motorbike west on Grange Rd at Fulham Gardens when he ...
Tory Shepherd: 'Fitspo' is no inspiration for most women - The Advertiser
25 Jul 2017 at 1:31am
The AdvertiserTory Shepherd: 'Fitspo' is no inspiration for most womenThe Advertiser
A UK campaign ? This Girl Can ? is coming to Australia
. VicHealth, which will run the campaign, says it will smash the stereotypes of active women. In This Girl Can videos, a woman snaps her swimsuit against her heavy-ish bottom. Women in headscarves ...and more »
Man charged after acquaintance was shot in the head at Parawa; victim later d...
24 Jul 2017 at 12:16am
The AdvertiserMan charged after acquaintance was shot in the head at Parawa; victim later died in hospitalThe Advertiser
A man is taken to South Coast District Hospital at Victor Harbor after he was shot and injured at Parawa, south of Adelaide
. Police originally believed the incident was not suspicious and initially said they were treating the shooting as an ?accident ...and more »
Aboriginal leader Stephen Goldsmith remembered as fighter for Indigenous cult...
25 Jul 2017 at 2:48am
ABC OnlineAboriginal leader Stephen Goldsmith remembered as fighter for Indigenous cultureABC Online
The Kaurna language saying translates to "our hearts are heavy" and that is how Rob Amery, the head of linguistics at the University of Adelaide
, has described the death of prominent South Australian
Indigenous leader Stephen Gadlabarti Goldsmith.
Cold fronts bringing gales, snow and showers to Australia's south east - NEWS...
17 Jul 2017 at 7:41pm
NEWS.com.auCold fronts bringing gales, snow and showers to Australia's south eastNEWS.com.au
The country's south-east is riding the wild winter weather rollercoaster and there's no getting off for a bit as a deep low pressure system charges through South Australia
, Victoria, Tasmania and southern NSW. Adelaide
has had its wettest 48-hour ...and more »
Thommo calls time - Adelaide Crows
24 Jul 2017 at 8:58pm
Fox SportsThommo calls timeAdelaide CrowsADELAIDE
- JULY 16: Scott Thompson of the Crows chaired off by team mates Taylor Walker and Rory Sloane after his 300th game in the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Collingwood Magpies at the Adelaide ...Adelaide
veteran Scott Thompson announces his retirement at the end of the seasonFox Sportsall 21 news articles »
Carnegie Mellon University Australia students bring big data solutions to dri...
24 Jul 2017 at 8:30am
The AdvertiserCarnegie Mellon University Australia students bring big data solutions to drive ticket sales and boost revenue at ...The Advertiser
Symphony Orchestra is one of Australia's
finest in keeping the classics alive while breaking new ground with collaborations with modern artists such as the Hilltop Hoods. And with thousands of performances ? and 81 years of history ? it ...
Wham Bam Thank You FRAN - The Adelaide Review
24 Jul 2017 at 11:30pm
The Adelaide ReviewWham Bam Thank You FRANThe Adelaide Review
The Feminist Renewal Art Network (FRAN) will soon mark the 40th anniversary of The Women's Show ? an Australia
-first open festival of female art. The Adelaide
Review speaks with the organisers and explores what's changed over the last 40 years.