Historic Walking Areas in Adelaide

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Historic Walking Areas in Adelaide

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  • RayParks
    Adelaide, Australia2,865 contributions
    In order to go to Angus Street, my taxi went through North Terrace. As I hadn't been there for a very long time since the bus route had changed, it was really nice to see the familiar buildings like the railway station, parlament house, museum, etc.
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,050 contributions
    This impressive monument sits in the middle of a traffic island on the corner of King William Street and North Terrace.

    The life sized bronze statue of a trooper in uniform mounted on his horse is over three metres high and was carved and cast in England then shipped to Adelaide. It sits on a 3.7 metre tall granite pedestal.

    The monument commemorates the South Australians that fought in the second South African (Boer) War between 1899 and 1902 which I understand is the first war in which South Australians fought overseas.

    There are several plaques on the pedestal including one that lists the names of the 59 men killed in the conflict.

    The monument was unveiled in 1904 and at that time is said to be the first war memorial erected in Adelaide.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,050 contributions
    I quite liked this bronze statue of Captain Charles Napier Sturt (1795- 1869) that is located in Victoria Square as, unlike the staid statues of other notable figures that have been erected in the Square, this one shows the subject in his working attire. Sturt is depicted in the clothes of an outback explorer with knee boots, an open-necked shirt, sleeves rolled up his arms and a broad brimmed hat. He is standing and leaning forward to look into the distance with his right hand trying to block the sun. Sturt has a map and a telescope in his left hand and has a water bottle draped over his shoulder.

    The bronze statue was cast in England and shipped to Adelaide where it was mounted on a marble pedestal that has a granite base. The are four bronze panels on the pedestal, one on each side, that detail Sturt's three main expeditions and the members of his two South Australian expeditions. The statue was unveiled in 1916.

    Sturt is most famous for his Australian inland expeditions and his exploraration of the Murray - Darling - Murrumbidgee river system
    Written 8 June 2021
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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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  • Steve W
    Adelaide, Australia3,277 contributions
    A great little walk through an unknown suburb. The guide was good, and took us through back streets to the house of Abbotshall, and though the paths along the creek. An informative and enjoyable little tour of the area
    Written 6 February 2017
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    We were headed to the pedestrian crossing when I noted some bronze plaques embedded in the pathway between North Terrace and the Prince Henry Gardens. All had the 150Logo, the names of various people, ages, occupation and the sponsor name at. the bottom. I guess, like most visitors, I walked the path between the Gardens and the University, Museum, etc or under the shade in the Gardens and did not know that the plaques existed until a by-chance discovery.
    The plaques were installed to celebrate and honour a selection of persons that were of significance to the State. The one I almost trod on honored Dervish Bejah, camel-driver, explorer, c1862 - 1957, and sponsored by Dick & Helen Lang of Desert Trek.. Bejah was an 'Afghan' camel driver, born in Baluchistan, and played a role in the development of outback Australia.. Nearby, a plaque to Susan Grace Benny, 1st female Local Government member in Australia; Abraham Tobias Boas, First Rabbi; Sir Donald Bradman, Lady Bonython, and so many more. The plaques were installed in 1986, the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • leni_away
    Paris, France84 contributions
    A collection of art works, the originals of which hang in the Henry Thomas museum in France, and which have been copied onto a suitable medium and affixed to various walls around North Adelaide. Details are on the website of the City of Adelaide. An innovative idea and very interesting, although the paintings obviously don’t include the more commonly known famous ones. A pleasant walk in Spring weather, with something to see.
    Written 4 September 2020
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    This unusual fountain was pointed out to us during our Adelaide Sightseeing Tour. It looked like carved sections of rock until we had a closer look. Sure enough, the sculptured rocks looked like sections of a backbone, installed in a cluster and with water flowing from the spigot at the top of each. Different and a nice feature. I've since discovered that it is a sculpture by artists Angela and Hossein Valamanesh and stonemasons Tillett Natural Stone Industries. The fountain was unveiled in 2005
    Written 29 January 2020
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