Historic Henley Beach

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Description Boy how times have changed, from the Henley Beach 100 years ago to the Henley beach today. I know this area really well, when I was a pup this was my playground, the Cameron family set up camp here in the 50s. But to really appreciate what has changed in Henley beach it pays […]
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Adelaide Might Have Beens!

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Description I have a word of advice for those of you who may be aspiring to become premier of South Australia. When it comes to major projects beware the letter ‘M’! Call it coincidence; call it what you want but that letter hasn’t been a good omen for turning big dreams into reality. Let’s start […]
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Adelaide City Secrets

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Description Grant: When you spend your lifetime growing up in one place you think you know it pretty well but as we’ve discovered over the past two years, if you give its history a shake, you never know what’s going to come to the surface. Now, here for your benefit some Secrets of the City […]
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Adelaide City Baths

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Description This new swimming complex at Marion has put our city firmly on the list of those that can boast world-class competition facilities. But you know, that’s nothing new for Adelaide because there was a time when the Adelaide city baths that were right here in the festival centre plaza were also considered to be […]
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The Historic South Australian Hotel

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Description Whenever people talk about buildings that have disappeared from our city, it isn’t long before someone mentions ‘The South Australian Hotel’ that used to stand on North Terrace. “The South” was more than an icon, it WAS Adelaide for almost 100 years. For an establishment that bought a distinctive style and elegance to our […]
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The Adelaide Observatory!

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Description The effects of our changing climate has bought a focus to the weather like never before, but in the early days of South Australia, it wasn’t the climate that was deemed to be important…it was the stars! Which is why, in 1860, the Adelaide Observatory was commissioned for one of the state’s great visionaries: […]
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Nellie the Elephant

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Description This is a late 1940’s Ford Prefect. This is an elephant…not sure what year! You might think they have absolutely nothing in common but the body of one and the heart of the other inspired an eccentric Englishman to create…Nellie the mechanical elephant…a darling of our annual Christmas Pageants for more than 60 years. […]
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Islington Railway Workshops

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 Description There was a time when Adelaide was on the world map of engineering and manufacturing excellence because of this place – the Islington Railway Workshops. At its peak this was one of the most important industrial complexes in the Southern Hemisphere. Today that once powerfully beating heart has been reduced to not much more […]
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Swimming in the River Torrens

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  • On December 4, 2018
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 Description If we were to do some word association, and I said ‘River Torrens’ what would you think of? I bet it’s not swimming! But before the days of the family car, council pools and algal bloom, the river was the only place to have a swim in summer if you lived anywhere near the […]
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