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.
Gusts of 110km/h expected in South Australia and Victoria ahead of cold front...
19 Oct 2016 at 5:14pm
NEWS.com.auGusts of 110km/h expected in South Australia and Victoria ahead of cold frontNEWS.com.au
Northerly winds averaging 50-65km/h will sweep across South Australia
, beginning in the west of the state on Thursday morning, before reaching areas around Adelaide
by midmorning. Peak gusts could reach up to 110km/h, forecasters have said. In Ceduna ...and more »
South Australia miss Matador Cup final after mathematical ... - The Advertiser
20 Oct 2016 at 1:38am
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SOUTH Australias Redbacks have been left red-faced by an extraordinary stuff up that has cost them a place in Fridays Matador Cup semi-final against NSW.Matt not Short on confidence for SA clash | cricket.com.aucricket.com.auall 8 news articles »
SA thinking pink in Adelaide as Proteas prepares to tackle Australia - Times ...
18 Oct 2016 at 9:01am
Times LIVESA thinking pink in Adelaide as Proteas prepares to tackle AustraliaTimes LIVE
SA will start their tour to Australia
at the weekend with a day/night warm-up match using the pink ball at Adelaide
Oval. The visitors will return to Adelaide
next month to play what could be the deciding game of the test series? to be played under the ...
Aussies have less bark now: FafThe AdvertiserAustralia
v South Africa: Peter Siddle laughs off AB de Villiers sledging commentsFox SportsProteas wary of Australia
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Adelaide jobs boost as Somark Innovations announces base and 48 ... - ABC Online
19 Oct 2016 at 10:22pm
ABC OnlineAdelaide jobs boost as Somark Innovations announces base and 48 ...ABC Online
An international company that develops identification technology for mice used in medical research will create 48 jobs over the next three years when it sets up a ...and more »
Teenage prodigy Arjun Nair earns shot at Proteas for Cricket Australia XI - d...
20 Oct 2016 at 1:54pm
dailytelegraph.com.auTeenage prodigy Arjun Nair earns shot at Proteas for Cricket Australia XIdailytelegraph.com.au
But Nair's first national duty will be to try and unsettle Hashim Amla and the South Africans in this weekend's two-day tour match playing for the Cricket Australia
XI in Adelaide
. ?Amla is someone I've watched on TV for many years and to be out there ...and more »
Brokenshire standing for Day's vacancy - The Advertiser
17 Oct 2016 at 4:18pm
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An emotional Mr Day vowed to pay back every cent he owes to shocked customers as the Adelaide
-based building empire he built over decades crumbles. He will lose his family home at ... office in Kent Town, Adelaide
. Picture: Kelly Barnes/The Australian
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Adelaide Convention Bureau's results helping South Australia to look forward ...
20 Oct 2016 at 3:01pm
TravelDailyNews Asia-PacificAdelaide Convention Bureau's results helping South Australia to look forwardTravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific
From the time Adelaide
is announced as the host city through to the event date, potential delegates across the globe are targeted. The event website and e-comms campaigns will sell not only the conference itself, but also Adelaide
, South Australia
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 ...South Australia
weather: Widespread blackout in Adelaide
as storm hits stateABC OnlineSevere storm causes Australia
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Creepy clowns terrorise girls in city - The Advertiser
9 Oct 2016 at 5:40pm
The AdvertiserCreepy clowns terrorise girls in cityThe Advertiser
However, overnight the organisers of the Adelaide
page declared the entire thing to be an elaborate hoax. After days of hype on social media, the administrators of the Clown Purge Adelaide
Facebook page said the whole campaign in South Australia
was ...Creepy Clowns Australia
: 12-year-old Girls Terrorized in Adelaide
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Rape accused's identity revealed - The Advertiser
20 Oct 2016 at 2:36am
The AdvertiserRape accused's identity revealedThe Advertiser
Appearing in the Adelaide
Magistrates Court last Thursday via video link and wearing a light blue prison jumper with a shaved head and white goatee beard, Perkins formally pleaded not guilty to one count of rape and four counts of assault with intent ...and more »