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The Minister for Housing & Urban Development commissionned this work by Karen Genoff, an Adelaide local.
Historical Thing | East Terrace | 1990s
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is a tranquil retreat within the city.
Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History SA | East Terrace
The striking facade from Adelaide’s private produce market in the north east corner of the city remains a city landmark, though the market itself no longer operates.
Historical Place | By Hannah Stewart, History Trust of South Australia | East Terrace | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Daniel Moriarty has been acclaimed as the greatest footballer between the two World Wars.
Historical Person | By Prof John Daly | East Terrace | 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
The East End Market was Adelaide’s first formal fruit and vegetable market.
Historical Place | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | East Terrace | 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Despite an inauspicious start as a dumping ground for waste, the East Parklands gradually developed as an attractive centre for recreation in the city.
Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History SA | East Terrace, Rundle Street east, Southeast corner | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s
A street in an area of contrasts - the rich, the poor, society figures, outcasts, business, leisure, health and education are associated with East Terrace
Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | East Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Aboriginal Country pre-contact, early twenty–first century
The creation of playgrounds was a manifestation of moves for healthier environments for young children living in cities and suburbs
Historical Place | By Peter Bell | East Terrace, South Terrace
Now home to Tandanya, this building opened in 1901 as the Grenfell Street Power Station Building.
Historical Place | By James Hunter, History SA | East Terrace | 1900-1910
A union official and social reformer who was not a socialist, John McPherson became the first leader of South Australia's Parliamentary Labor Party
Historical Person | By Nick Ganzis | East Terrace | 1880s, 1890s
Survey chain used by Isaac Guley in surveying the City of Adelaide with Colonel Light.
Collection Item | Central Market, East Terrace, Hindley Street, North Terrace, Northwest corner, Parklands, River Torrens, Rundle Mall, Rundle Street east, Southeast corner, Southwest corner | 1830s
Originally built in 1921 as a power station and office for the Adelaide Electric Supply Company, today this beautiful building houses Tandanya, Adelaide’s Aboriginal Cultural Institution
Historical Place | By James Hunter, History SA | East Terrace | 1920s
The permanent establishment of what became popularly known as the 'Old Adelaide Racecourse' was exceptionally controversial
User Story | East Terrace | 1860s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
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