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Vibrant Whitmore Square continues to serve its diverse community in the southwest corner of Adelaide
Historical Place | By Amber Clark, Kara-Lee Ramm and Simone McInnes, Australian Environmental History Course, Flinders University of South Australia and Jude Elton, History SA | Southwest corner | early nineteenth century, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century, Second World War
Surgeon William Anstey Giles came from pioneering stock, but was a pioneer himself in medical literature.
Historical Person | By Ian L.D. Forbes | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century
William Henry Willshire, Adelaide born, joined the South Australian police in 1878 and in 1882 was posted to central Australia.
Historical Person | By Robert Foster | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century
Wirrarninthi/Park 23 is the site of a Kaurna food and medicine trail, a playground for children and sporting facilities
Historical Place | By Tennille Anderson, Linnell Hopkins, April Mears and Caitlin Videon, Australian Environmental History Course, Flinders University of South Australia and Jude Elton, History SA | Parklands, Southwest corner, West Terrace | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
Alcohol was only one facet of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union’s social reform agenda.
Historical Organisation | By Margaret Allen | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century
The Women's Work Depot sprang out of a First World War business, theTrench Comforts Shop, reforming in 1920 to sell goods made by women.
Historical Organisation | By Pat Stretton | Rundle Mall | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, early twentieth century
Institutions transplanted to Australia were not always successful but the WEA, brought from England, survived an early period of adaptation before becoming a significant South Australian educational institution.
Historical Organisation | By Denis Binnion | early twentieth century
Discover the people who have shaped Adelaide
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