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Archbishop’s House, formerly known as Bishop’s Palace, was built in 1845 as the residence for the Roman Catholic Bishop of Adelaide, Francis Murphy.
Historical Place | By Vedrana Budimir, History SA | Southwest corner, West Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century
Huge crowds gathered on the streets of Adelaide on 11 November 1918 to celebrate the armistice of the First World War.
Historical Event | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | North Terrace | 1910s
Dunmoochin, built around 1858, was the home of Irish emigrants John and Honora Griffin and their three children. It is an example of the many workers’ cottages built in the West End.
Historical Place | By Vedrana Budimir, History SA | Southwest corner | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
American aeronaut Thomas Gale made South Australia’s first successful aerial ascent in June 1871
Historical Event | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | North Terrace | 1870s
In 1910 thousands of people lined the Torrens to see the carnival of lavishly decorated boats in the first Henley-on-Torrens Regatta
Historical Event | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | Parklands, River Torrens | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s
The father of Mount Barker, John Dunn lived a long and successful life as a miller, merchant and philanthropist in South Australia.
Historical Person | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | 1800-1810, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Colonial factions struggled over the names to bestow on Adelaide's streets
Historical Organisation | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | 1830s
William Henry Gray was an early colonist and landholder, businessman, Freemason and explorer.
Historical Person | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum
I was born at Quambi Hospital on South Terrace and lived at McLaren Street.
User Story | South Terrace | mid twentieth century
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