Monuments/ Statues in Adelaide

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  • sydneysider48
    Sydney, Australia922 contributions
    Delightful sculptures in the middle of a busy shopping mall. Greta for kids of all ages - I love 'em!
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,284 contributions
    Just like the one in Chicago you can take of photo with your reflection.

    With 2 round balls on top of one another it’s something that the kids love to do.

    It’s also a great meeting place as it’s an iconic sculpture in the Rundle Street Mall.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • Kerryn72
    Melbourne, Australia2,675 contributions
    Alongside Government House, the memorial walk is unobtrusive. There are a few information plaques along the,walk, some printed panels and the countries of war on the ground.
    A nice place to walk and reflect. Around the corner is the pathway of honour and some other statues in park behind.
    Written 14 January 2022
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia25,895 contributions
    Most Australian cities have at least one statue of Queen Victoria and some more and at one stage I started to preopare a list but gave up. Adelaide did not miss out and this is quite a good one and donated by a Brewer, Sir Edwin Thomas Smith who one assumes received his Knighthood from old Victoria and now she stands in bronze in a square called , of course Victoria.
    Written 16 March 2021
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia7,367 contributions
    This bust of Sir Douglas Mawson (1882 - 1958) is one of a number of statues and monuments that line the northern side of North Terrace outside the gates to the University of Adelaide.

    Mawson was born in England and came to Australia as an infant. After completing a degree at the University of Sydney he became a lecturer at the University of Adelaide and made some important geological discoveries including identifying and describing the mineral Davidite which he found at a mine at Radium Hill.

    His first Antarctic experience was in 1907-09 as a member of Ernest Shackleton’s Expedition. Mawson was to go on to lead two further expeditions to Antarctica in 1911-14 and 1929-31. Thereafter followed a very distinguished academic career.

    The bronze bust sits on a marble plinth and was sculpted by John Dowie. It was unveiled in 1982. There are two boulders on bases on either side of the bust. One is pegmatite from the Flinders Ranges and the other charnoktite from Antarctica.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia25,895 contributions
    I never met Roy Rene, and only heard him on radio and saw photo's in the press but this small bronze statue looks like what i expected he looked and is most enjoyable piece of street art and too bad it is in such a bad location in a tacky street.
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • MrDavetheSarks
    Melbourne, Australia20,220 contributions
    While it isn't the war memorial, it is of significance anyway. It has been around for a while, and ceremonies are performed here.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
    This sculpture by Frederick Brook Hitch is a bronze statue of Flinders mounted atop a granite plinth and was inaugurated in 1934. Flinders served as midshipman under Captain William Bligh before reaching NSW to map the coastline of the colony. From 1798 to his death in 1814 he was extensively involved in chartering the coastline including the circumnavigation of Australia and proving it a continent.
    The plinth is inscribed; Matthew Flinders, Explorer and Navigator, Terra Australis, 1744 - 1814.
    Written 19 January 2020
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  • Onleaveagain
    Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,240 contributions
    Located close to one of the entrances to the Botanic Gardens this monument commemorates the thousands of horses that served in the First World War. Nearby the large stone trough is a stone obelisk which also forms part of the monument. Worth a visit if in the area.
    Written 25 October 2019
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia7,367 contributions
    Sir Samuel James Way (1836-1916) was born in England but certainly had a stellar career in South Australia after arriving in Adelaide in 1853. He was elected to parliament in 1875 and in 1876 moved directly from Attorney-General to a vacancy as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of SA. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 1896 and Chancellor of the University of Adelaide in 1883. He held this position till his death in 1916.

    The impressive life sized bronze statue sits on a granite pedestal in front of the entrance to the University of Adelaide and appears to show Way in judicial robes giving an oration. The bronze statue was sculpted in England by Alfred Drury and shipped to Adelaide where it was unveiled in 1924.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
    Nice sculpture from Angaston marble by Scottish born William James Maxwell. The sculpture dates to 1894 and was largely funded by descendants of Scottish settlers in South Australia. It was the first public sculpture to be made in Adelaide.
    Written 19 January 2020
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia7,367 contributions
    Sir Walter (1803-1887) was born in Scotland. After spending some time as a merchant seaman and then master of his own vessel he emigrated to South Australia in 1840. He began purchasing pastoral land and subsequently deposits of copper were found on this land resulting in two large copper mines beginning operations and Hughes becoming a very wealthy man.

    In 1872 Hughes offered an endowment of £20,000 for the establishment of the University of Adelaide. He was the University’s first donor. Hughes subsequently returned to England in 1873 where he died.

    The impressive bronze statue shows Sir Walter sitting formally in a carved armchair with his hands resting on his knees. The bronze was sculpted by Englishman Francis Williamson. It sits atop a massive pedestal of Murray Bridge red granite and is located outside of the front gates to the University of Adelaide in North Terrace. The statue was unveiled in 1906.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
    The Memorial dates to 1920 and consists of a bronze life size statue of the king standing in coronation regalia and standing atop a granite pedestal. Three bronze figures of females representing Peace, Justice and South Australia, and a bronze shield and wreath arrangement are located around the lower section of the pedestal.
    Where is Lily Langtree?
    Written 19 January 2020
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia25,895 contributions
    Dame Roma Mitchell was born in 1913 and died in 2000 , a lwayer, judge, and former governor of South Australia from 1991-1996. She was a champion for women's rights in Australia. The statue and memorial was a fine tribute and located outside the residence of the Governor on North Terrace.
    Written 3 May 2021
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  • Kerryn72
    Melbourne, Australia2,675 contributions
    I liked the fact that this memorial represents men and women. Most others only have men depicted.
    It's in a lovely green part of garden and is attractive to look at.
    Sadly some homeless people are sleeping with in the memorial which meant taking photos was tricky due to sleeping bags etc being scattered around.
    Written 14 January 2022
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