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Mark Niehus' four-part series cemented his status as a prominent poet and artist in Adelaide.
Historical Thing | By Hannah Stewart, History SA | 2010s
The Minister for Housing & Urban Development commissionned this work by Karen Genoff, an Adelaide local.
Historical Thing | East Terrace | 1990s
Recalling the ancient Ichthyosaur, this sculpture invites interaction
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 2000-2010
Pigs and people in Rundle Mall
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | Rundle Mall | 1990s
The Aboriginal flag flies high over its birthplace, Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square, a symbol of Aboriginal pride, rights and identity.
Historical Thing | By Mandy Paul, History SA | 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s
Adelaide City Council plaques promote the city’s heritage and some South Australian identities.
Historical Thing | By Bernard O'Neil, History SA | Hindley Street, North Terrace | 1980s, early twenty–first century
Who, or what, is following Alice in Rymill Park?
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | Parklands | 1950s, 1960s
A plaque to the 'City Gardener' is now obscured in a city garden
Tony Rosella and Ash Rundle's environmentally and historically inspired artwork on the South Australian Police Building on Grenfell Street.
Leaning forward and shielding his eyes from the sun, this bronze figure of Sturt looks over Victoria Square, not the land he explored
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | 1830s, 1840s, 1900-1910, 1910s
The powerful sculpture of Catherine Helen Spence in Light Square, Adelaide celebrates the life and work of a formidable South Australian.
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | Northwest corner | 1850s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1980s
A remarkable and feisty South Australian attorney-general and premier, a father of federation and the first Australian Minster for Trade and Customs is commemorated by this statue
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | 1850s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s
Colonel William Light’s statue on Montefiore Hill pointing towards the centre of Adelaide has come to symbolise the city that Light laid out.
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | 1830s, 1840s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1930s, early twenty–first century
Colonel William Light’s survey marker from 1837 is to be incorporated in the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1830s, 1920s
Colonel William Light’s grave remains in Light Square, while Light's Monument there has been replaced and embellished over time
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | Northwest corner | 1830s, 1840s, 1870s, 1890s, 1900-1910
The Cross of Sacrifice, part of the Women's War Memorial, was funded completely by donation from 'the women of South Australia'
Historical Thing | By Catherine Manning, History SA
Dame Roma Mitchell is depicted surrounded by her books looking relaxed and at home on North Terrace.
Historical Thing | By Catherine Manning, History SA | North Terrace | 1990s
The first Anzac memorial - an obelisk in a grove of wattles
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | Parklands | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1960s, 2000-2010, 2010s, First World War
Different, but a good likeness
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 2010s
Celebrated at its opening in 1882, and again a century later, the rotunda remains a focus point for events in Elder Park.
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | Parklands | 1880s, 1980s
One of three statues given to Adelaide by WA Horn, Hercules was unveiled in October 1892 in Victoria Square.
Historical Thing | By Madeleine Ryan and Pat Stretton, History SA | Parklands | 1890s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
The J Reedman Memorial Drinking Fountain was erected in Creswell Gardens on 7 September 1929. It is made of Angaston marble and signifies the achievements of John Cole Reedman, an Australian sports legend.
Historical Thing | By Madeleine Ryan, History SA | Parklands | 1920s
Imposing mine Superintendent Henry Richard Hancock substantially reorganized and developed the “Monster Mine” at Moonta.
Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s
Kind-hearted and single-minded, 'Padre' Arthur Strange was the founder of the Helping Hand Centre.
Abraham Tobias Boas was the first rabbi in South Australia, but so inclusive he was also called ‘the best Christian in Adelaide’.
Prussian by descent, Adelaide Miethke was an educationist, and her School of the Air ‘bridged the lonely distance’ for outback children.
As general manager of the South Australian Housing Trust, Alexander Maurice Ramsay was energetic and compassionate.
1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia.
A tireless worker for the welfare of soldiers, Alexandrine Seager founded and ran the Cheer-Up Society.
Electrical merchant Alfred Edward Gerard was also a concerned humanitarian, and a worker for Aboriginal welfare.
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