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.
Adelaide man in $59m ice plan dubbed Australia s Walter White ... - Yahoo7 News
30 Sep 2016 at 4:34pm
Yahoo7 NewsAdelaide man in $59m ice plan dubbed Australia s Walter White ...Yahoo7 News
An Adelaide businessman, who smuggled $59m worth of the drug ice to help his family, has been dubbed Australia's Walter White. Anthony John Scott was told ...N-ice Breaking Bad plan: Ill Adelaide businessman smuggled $59m ...The AdvertiserAnthony John Scott, from Adelaide likened to Walter White from ...Daily Mailall 4 news articles »
SA weather: Floodwaters risk breaching rail lines - 9news.com.au - 9news.com.au
1 Oct 2016 at 8:56am
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Floodwaters could breach a rail line and flood a township on the northern outskirts of Adelaide, authorities warn.Flood alerts remain amid rising riversThe AdvertiserWild weather not over yetNEWS.com.auNSW and South Australia
weather causes more flood warnings as towns are evacuatedDaily MailHuffington Post Australia -ABC Online -Sky News Australiaall 37 news articles »
South Australia weather: 80000 people still without power in Adelaide - The G...
28 Sep 2016 at 9:26pm
The GuardianSouth Australia weather: 80000 people still without power in AdelaideThe Guardian
About 90% of households in South Australia
had their power restored by Thursday morning after the mass blackout on Wednesday night, but 80,000 people in the north of Adelaide
were still without power. The federal energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, has ...Storm leaves SA without power, heads to NSW, Victoria, TasmaniaThe AustralianSouth Australia
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as storm hits stateABC OnlineSevere storm causes Australia
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Drone video: Bird's eye view of swollen river Torrens - The Advertiser
30 Sep 2016 at 7:20pm
The AdvertiserDrone video: Bird's eye view of swollen river TorrensThe Advertiser
EXTRAORDINARY footage, shot using a drone, has revealed the scale of flooding and the remarkable volumes of water rushing down Adelaide's
Torrens River system. The footage was taken on Friday morning around Gorge Rd, at the beginning of the ...and more »
SA storms: Adelaide residents spend night in darkness during state-wide black...
28 Sep 2016 at 4:39pm
ABC OnlineSA storms: Adelaide residents spend night in darkness during state-wide blackoutABC Online
It was a surreal night for many Adelaide
residents who had to find alternative ways to entertain themselves by candlelight, after wild weather caused a state-wide blackout. Power was restored to all metro substations by 3:00am, but tens of thousands of ...
Bracing for the worst storm in decades - The Advertiser
26 Sep 2016 at 9:06pm
The AdvertiserBracing for the worst storm in decadesThe Advertiser
The bureau predicts up to 100mm of rain could be dumped on the Mount Lofty Ranges and Mid North, while up to 60mm could fall across Adelaide
and the agricultural districts, prompting flood watch warnings. Authorities are also concerned the Onkaparinga, ...
Underdog out to topple Target and Big W - NEWS.com.au
30 Sep 2016 at 7:30pm
NEWS.com.auUnderdog out to topple Target and Big WNEWS.com.au
We can then get that product into stores and get customers really excited.? The first Harris Scarfe store opened 167 years ago in Adelaide
and it rivals David Jones as Australia's
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IVF embyros lost in Adelaide blackout after back up generator failed - Yahoo7...
30 Sep 2016 at 4:11am
Yahoo7 NewsIVF embyros lost in Adelaide blackout after back up generator failedYahoo7 News
The savage winds in South Australian
brought down 22 transmission towers north of Adelaide
during the storms on Wednesday. On Friday, 17,000 homes were still without power after the state copped another battering overnight on Thursday. Rivers burst ...SA weather: Families check on embryos after fertility clinic generator fails in blackoutABC Onlineall 10 news articles »
Road rage suspected in home invasion murder - The Advertiser
1 Oct 2016 at 6:57am
The AdvertiserRoad rage suspected in home invasion murderThe Advertiser
A GRANDMOTHER murdered in her Adelaide
home in a ?very deliberate, calculated and vicious attack? may have been the innocent victim of a violent road-rage incident, police believe. The 57-year-old's death was declared a Major Crime on Saturday night ...Woman dead, another 'bound and gagged' in 'home invasion' in Valley View, in Adelaide's
north-eastABC OnlineWoman killed in Adelaide
home invasionThe New Dailyall 9 news articles »
Adelaide man wins David v Goliath deportation fight - The Advertiser
1 Oct 2016 at 6:57am
The AdvertiserAdelaide man wins David v Goliath deportation fightThe Advertiser
He's spent the past six months in immigration detention on Christmas Island and in Western Australia
facing deportation back to the United Kingdom. Mr McLaughlin was completing an 11-week prison term for driving disqualified when he was taken into ...and more »