Historic Sites in Adelaide

Historic Sites in Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide Historic Sites

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  • Carito
    Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
    Great to visit Adelaide Oval during Gather Round, the food is quite good at AO - fish tacos and calamari for $22
    Written 18 April 2023
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  • JAK630
    Brisbane Region, Australia38 contributions

    Lovely English mansion beautifully preserved with spectacular views back to Adelaide. We went on the guided tour which was conducted by a volunteer who gave us a wonderful insight to the history of the couple and their house. Morning tea was Burnt Butter baked biscuits (original recipe) discovered in the Hayward family recipe book - crisp and delicious. Apparently a new larger cafe is being built in the near future. A lot of families were also having picnics in the spacious grounds with room for children to roll and play on the grass.
    Written 14 June 2023
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  • Michael C
    Melbourne, Australia6,152 contributions
    Central location near Victoria Square. An interesting colonial era building and city landmark. Continues to function as a post office.
    Written 27 January 2019
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  • Quenton E
    Gawler, Australia76 contributions
    Some of the photos on this site are of Government House in the city, so I have added some photos of "Old Government House" which is located in the Belair National Park. The house and gardens are open the first Sunday of every month and public holidays. Enrty is by a gold coin ($2) donation. The house has been restored and beautifully decorated and furnished in the Victorian era to represent the well to do of the era. We spent about an hour looking through the house and Servants quarters/large kitchen building and surrounding gardens. The plunge pool inside the house was a surprise and is beleived to be the first built in the state. Talk to the volunteer guides as they are a wealth of knowledge about the house and gardens. There were children amongst the groups visiting when we visited and they were fascinated listening to the guide about different items in the kitchen - so will interest all ages.
    Written 5 December 2018
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  • Tony W
    Adelaide, Australia87 contributions
    Totally run by volunteers. This place is incredibly interesting as you wind your down to the bottom through the tunnel and darkness. The volunteers certainly know their stuff and when the lights go out 150 metres plus underground - it's awesome and dark. You must do this when you visit Yorke Peninsula.
    Written 12 November 2014
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  • James A
    Windsor, Canada18,727 contributions
    They have such a small space for books, but because of a nice mixture and good taste it looks like they have more options than they do. Great place in Adelaide Central Market.
    Written 9 June 2018
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    New Years Day. Closed. After a brief look and couple of photos we headed to Victoria square. It is a nice building, quality masonry work, main entry fronted by three Gothic style arches supported by columns, circular window above with stone lattice and mullions. Materials used are bluestone and sandstone.
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • donpuck
    Adelaide, Australia682 contributions
    The "War Memorial Drive Tennis Courts" are steeped in history; it is an icon of South Australia. It is now part of "Next Generation Memorial Drive Complex", which includes a gym, spas, pools, sauna and lounge.
    The courts are situated at the back of the members area of Adelaide Oval.
    Since 1921, it has been the home for the "South Australian Tennis Association".
    In 1922 Gerald Patterson won the first South Australian Men's Singles Championships. In 1923 the clubhouse and Northern Grand Stand ( which was a former stand of Adelaide Oval) were erected.
    In 1926, Geelong lefthander John Hawks, became the first winner of the Australian Men's Singles title staged there, but he also won the doubles and mixed doubles, in the same year.
    The last year the "Australian Open" was held at Memorial Drive was 1967.
    Memorial Drive has seen some of Australia's greatest players grace its courts, like Roy Emerson, John Newcombe, Tony Roche and Lleyton Hewitt.
    Memorial Drive was the last place in Australia to remove their grass courts and replace them with rebound ace.
    Written 8 March 2018
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  • MikeFo
    Brighton, UK1,065 contributions
    I went across the bridge a couple of times on my morning runs in Adelaide. The bridge itself is nothing special, but the waterways and parkland underneath are very pleasant.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Steve W
    Adelaide, Australia3,277 contributions
    A great little walk in this off-the-main-road town. I would never have known about those tanks unless i had visited. And to see all that rail infrastructure that was in place just for a change in gauge. Amazing
    Written 24 January 2017
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
    It is the Old Adelaide Treasury which is now the Adina Hotel. It was built in stages from 1839-1907
    The collection of buildings at the corner of King William Street and Flinders Street were once the centre of state government affairs, housing the South Australian government and administration from the 1830s until the 1960s. The Governor, Chief-Secretary/Premier, Treasury, Survey and Crown Lands, Public Works and Attorney-General’s offices were all located here at one time.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
    Adelaide has a number of lovely manicured squares with mature European trees and grassed areas to sit on. This is another such square that is worth a look if in area
    Written 24 October 2019
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