1. River Torrens

    The River Torrens has dominated the development of Adelaide and its metropolis, often in subtle or little recognised ways

    Historical Place | By CR Twidale, University of Adelaide | River Torrens | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  2. Rosewater Migrant Hostel

    One of the worst migrant hostels in South Australia, Rosewater consisted of converted wool stores partitioned for accommodation. 

    Historical Place | By Dr Karen Agutter, the University of Adelaide, & Catherine Manning, Migration Museum | 1950s

  3. Rundle Street

    Rundle Street has been a centre of shops and arcades, theatre and cafes, as well as acrimonious debate

    Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Mall, Rundle Street east | early nineteenth century, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  4. Saint Mary's Dominican Convent and School

    Saint Mary's Convent and School is one of several historically significant Catholic church buildings and religious community residences based on Franklin Street and West Terrace. 

    Historical Place | By Vedrana Budimir, History SA | Southwest corner | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  5. Saint Patrick's Church

    Saint Patrick's Church on Grote Street is one of several historically significant Catholic church buildings in the southwest corner of the Adelaide CBD. The original building was the first Catholic church in Adelaide. 

    Historical Place | By Vedrana Budimir, History SA | Southwest corner | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  6. Semaphore Migrant Hostel

    Semaphore migrant hostel appears to have been home to young single men working in the area. Its proximity to the beach provided at least one attraction for residents. 

    Historical Place | By Dr Karen Agutter, the University of Adelaide, & Catherine Manning, Migration Museum | 1940s, 1950s

  7. Smithfield Migrant Hostel

    Smithfield, when the migrant hostel opened, was an isolated rural area. It took about an hour by train to get to Adelaide city centre.

    Historical Place | By Dr Karen Agutter, the University of Adelaide, & Catherine Manning, Migration Museum | 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  8. South Australian Aviation Museum

    The South Australian Aviation Museum is a purpose-built premises that houses historical aircraft, images and a library that are dedicated to aviation.

    Historical Place | By Mike Milln, South Australian Aviation Museum | 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  9. South Australian Hotel

    This hotel on North Terrace was first licenced as a public house in 1878 and was closed and demolished in 1971. To many, ‘The South’, the city’s three-storey grand hotel, was Adelaide.

    Historical Place | By Patricia Sumerling | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  10. South Australian Museum

    The South Australian Museum houses large scientific and cultural collections, with particular significance attached to its Aboriginal collection.

    Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History SA

  11. South Parklands

    Originally a camping site for local Aboriginal groups, the South Parklands were first used by Europeans as a military rifle range before evolving into the attractive centre for recreation that they are today.

    Historical Place | By James Hunter and Margaret Anderson, History SA

  12. South Terrace

    Mansions at one end and cottages at the other, with businesses, welfare, medical and educational institutions in between, all overlooking the parklands

    Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000-2010

  13. St Francis Xavier's Cathedral

    Built in a striking Gothic Revival style, St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Adelaide.

    Historical Place | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | 1850s

  14. St Luke's Church

    St Luke's Church has a long history of supporting, and support from, the community of Adelaide.

    Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia

  15. St Paul's Anglican Church

    St Paul’s Anglican Church was built on the corner of Flinders Street and Pulteney Street in 1863. A rectory facing Flinders Street was added shortly after.

    Historical Place | By Open House Adelaide

  16. St Vincent Street

    Ozone is the first in a chain of three theatres established by a consortium of local small businessmen.

    Historical Place

  17. State Herbarium

    Tram Barn A, which once housed part of the tram fleet, is now the State Herbarium, housing over one million plant specimens.

    Historical Place | By Open House Adelaide | 1900-1910

  18. State Library of South Australia

    The State Library of South Australia is one of several major cultural institutions located along North Terrace, on what is often referred to as 'Adelaide's cultural boulevard'.

    Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History SA

  19. Sturt Street School

    Sturt Street Primary School, built in 1883, was the local primary school for families living in the South West of the Adelaide CBD. 

    Historical Place | By Vedrana Budimir, History SA | Southwest corner | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  20. Sym Choon Shops

    In 1925/26 Thomas Sym Choon bought his four children a shop each.

    Historical Place | By Hannah Stewart, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Street east | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

  21. Synagogue Place

    Synagogue Place, named after the Synagogue built in 1850, has been the centre of the Jewish community in South Australia for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It has since grown, becoming increasingly commercialised with numerous businesses making it their home. 

    Historical Place | By Owen Hems | early nineteenth century, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  22. Tandanya

    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

  23. Tattersall’s Hotel

     The Tattersalls Building on Grenfell Street was built for the South Australian Tattersalls Club (SATC), a betting and gaming club modelled on the London Tattersalls and following the creation of s

    Historical Place

  24. The Prince Albert Hotel

    The Prince Albert Hotel, built in 1852, was associated with the Dreyer family, who originally migrated from Germany. It operated as a family business between 1852 and 1976.

    Historical Place | By Vedrana Budimir, History SA

  25. The Space Between

    Simple stone stands as a reminder of a painful past history. 

    Historical Place | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | Parklands

  26. The University of Adelaide

    Reflecting the province's progressive founding ideals, the University of Adelaide on North Terrace was South Australia's first university, established in 1874. 

    Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History SA | North Terrace

  27. Torrens Building

    Built in 1881, this heritage-listed building on Victoria Square has long captured the public's imagination with tales of secret tunnels. 

    Historical Place | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | Central Market | 1870s, 1880s

  28. Torrens Island internment camp

    During the First World War hundreds of men - 'enemy aliens' - were interned on Torrens Island in the Port River estuary north-west of Adelaide. 

    Historical Place | By Mandy Paul, History Trust of South Australia | 1910s

  29. Torrens Parade Ground and Training Depot

    During both world wars the Parade Ground served as a mustering point and enlistment centre. The distinctive white building, known simply as the Torrens Training Depot, was built in 1936.

    Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History SA

  30. Union Church, Peterborough

    Union Chapel was the first building for many denominations in Peterborough.

    Historical Place | 1870s, late nineteenth century

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