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'Girl on a Slide' Sculpture

The 'Girl on a Slide' sculpture was created by artist John Dowie and first called Rundle Mall home in 1977.

The sculpture was donated to the City of Adelaide by the now closed John Martins department store and created in response to a request by the architect of newly-formed Rundle Mall, Ian Hannaford, who was looking for a 'discovery piece' — one that was 'inconspicuous from a distance, then come upon by chance'.

Dowie is one of South Australia's most respected sculptors and his works appear all over Adelaide, from the iconic 'Three Rivers' fountain in Victoria Square to 'Alice' in Rymill Park.

Thanks to a change in South Australia's liquor licensing laws just over 5 years ago, Peel Street has gone from an empty laneway serving as nothing more than a thoroughfare between busy Hindley and Currie Street, to a street that comes alive at night, packed with diners and drinkers.

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Full of diversity, colour and unique things to see and do, Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Australia and is home to more than 3,000 exotic and native animals over eight hectares of beautiful botanic surrounds.

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For over 150 years, the South Australian Museum has been committed to making Australia's natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun and is one of the most visited museums in Australia.

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The statue of His Majesty King Edward VII is located on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, just across the Road from Rundle Mall.

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