The exterior of government house

Government House of South Australia

Building of the first section of Government House began in 1839. Previous to this, the Governor John Hindmarsh, and then his successor George Gawler, lived in a three-roomed wattle and daub cottage with calico ceiling. However, Governor Gawler had grander plans and commissioned a new residence to be built. The final cost was a not-insignificant £5,000 — greater than a whole year’s revenue for the new colony.

Back in England, a select committee was appointed to inquire into the colony’s affairs and, although he was not overly criticised for his performance to date, in 1841 Governor Gawler was recalled. In 1855–56 and 1872–78, as the fortunes of the colony improved, additions were made to Government House.

Today, Government House remains the official residence of the Governor of South Australia.

The South African War Memorial is a life-sized, 3.4 metre tall bronze statue of a mounted infantryman located on the corner of King William Street and North Terrace and is a memorial to all those who fought and fell in the Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902).

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For over 150 years, the Adelaide Central Market have been run in the space between Gouger and Grote Street and to this day they remain as Adelaide's premier food destination for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce.

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Located in Pulteney Street, Legends Bar is an Adelaide influenced dining experience and nightlife atmosphere. Legends Bar has opened a downtown restaurant/bar with an underground vibrant space that should cater to the post-work crowd. Legends Bar…

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Walk too fast and you might miss the home of Adelaide’s ‘establishment’ on North Terrace.

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