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- The Rundle Mall Pigs are a group of four bronze pig sculptures located in Rundle Mall, Adelaide, Australia. The pigs are named Oliver who is standing by a bin Horatio -sitting, Truffles -sniffing the ground, and another pig Augusta They were unveiled on July 3, 19992. As part of the 2013-2014 Rundle Mall upgrade, the pigs were removed from the mall for restoration before their return. They celebrated 21 years in 2020.Written 27 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The official name is The Spheres but known as the Mall Balls Statue,. The Hindmarsh Building Society donated it in 1977 to the City of Adelaide to mark the society’s centenary. It is just over 13 feet.Written 27 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Roy Rene was an Australian comedian and vaudevillian. As the bawdy character Mo McCackie, Rene was one of the most well-known and successful Australian comedians of the early1900s and the local answer to Charlie Chaplin.
Two of his famous catchphrases were 'Don't come the raw prawn with me' (to tell someone not to try and deceive you or misrepresent the situation) and 'Fair suck of the sav' (to indicate incredulity or to let someone know they are not giving others a fair go).These are listed on the statue,Written 26 September 2023
- This large bronze statue of Captain Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) sits atop a red granite plinth in the gardens fronting North Terrace. Flinders is depicted in full naval uniform and is holding a telescope in his left hand.
Flinders was a renowned explorer, navigator and cartographer who led the first inshore navigation of mainland Australia as well as, with George Bass, the circumnavigation of Van Diemen's land (Tasmania).
The statue was sculpted in England by Frederick Brook Hitch and also cast in England. It was unveiled in 1934.
Not a must see.Written 12 May 2023
- 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
- This life sized bronze statue of Dame Roma Mitchell (1913 -2000) shows her sitting comfortably in an armchair reading a book with other books on the ground next to the chair. The bronze statue is located on North Terrace, outside of Government House, and is mounted on a red granite base. The sculptor was Janette Moore and it was unveiled in 1999.
Dame Roma was a pioneer for professional women being the first female Queen's Council in Australia, the first female judge of the Supreme Court of Australia, the first female chancellor of an Australian University and the first female Governor of an Australian State.Written 13 May 2023
- 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
- Visited on Friday 27th February. As you approach Adelaide Oval you get to see the statue of Don Bradman sitting there.Written 3 June 2020
- 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
- Impressive statue of the Politician, Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of SA and Chancellor of the UASir 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
- 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
- The "War Horse Memorial", which is also known as the "Light Horse Memorial Trough".
The memorial is located in Rundle Park, on the corner of East Terrace and Botanic Road, Adelaide, SA.
Public money was raised to construct the memorial, as a tribute to 39,000 horses that were transported from Australia to fight in the First World War; of the 39,000 that went overseas, only one of these horses returned to Australia, the horse was called "Sandy".
Eventually in 1921, the amount of £248 14 shillings and 9 pence, had been raised to build the monument. When it was first opened, it was situated in Victoria Square.
The monument consisted of a stone water trough, that working horses in the 1920s could drink from.
In 1964 when Victoria Square was changed, the memorial needed to be moved. The Light Horse Association, thought it should be moved to its current location, because in this location the "Light Horse Association" has a memorial obelisk there, also nearby is a Cypress tree.
The memorial is a 4.9 metre long trough, which is supported on a short stone base, with a bronze plaque, the trough weighs 1 tonne.Written 13 March 2020
- Impressive statue of Sir Walter Watson Hughes. Pastoralist and one of the Founders of the University of Adelaide.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
- Cute little bronze statue in Rundle Mall. A young girl with piggy tails sliding with arms,raised and legs up. A fun statue that draws your eye if passing from the front. Reminds us to have fun.Written 12 January 2022