Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
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Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
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Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour

2 h
By walk
About this activity
• Adelaide Town Hall - Introduction including brief history of Adelaide and its development, route of tour, duration and other housekeeping. Talk about early local government in South Australia and ground-breaking activities occurring in Adelaide Town Hall. Discuss previous use of buildings and current use. (10 min)
• Adina Apartments/Previously Treasury Building - Discuss history of building, tunnels, courtyard, famous people who have visited, role of Cabinet prior to 1968 (10 min)
• John McDouall Stuart Statue - story of Stuart, role he played in exploration, his legacy ( 5 min)
• State Admin Centre - Brief overview of buildings and current use for State Government ministers and staff ( 2 min)
• Victoria Square - talk about history of square, indigenous connections, development of square (10 min)
• Queen Victoria Statue - discuss significance of statue (3 min)
• Charles Cameron Kingston Statue - overview of Kingston's career, personality, contribution, legacy ( 10 min)
• Torrens Building - overview of history of building, inhabitants including Sir Richard Torrens, Land title system( 4 min)
• Sir Francis Xavier Cathedral - mention its significance, history, architecture, relevance today (10 min)
• Mother Mary Mackillop Statue - Story of Mackillop - her sainthood, order of nuns, charity work (5 min)
• SA Water Building - Talk about usage of building - educational focus (2 min)
• Dame Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts - outline usage of building and its inhabitants - types of courts contained in building(3 min)
• Magistrates Court - brief overview and history of court building, usage, stories of noted lawyers attached, subsequent and current use of site (5 min)
• Supreme Court - history of court building, architecture, usage (5 min)
• Sir Samuel Way Court Building - history including its previous life as a department store and legacy of marble staircase, usage (10 min)
• Three Rivers Fountain - story regarding erection of fountain, history, significance (4 min)
• Transport - history of trams, trains in area(5 min)
• Former SGIC Building - history, architecture and associated stories (2 min)
• Former Harbour Board Building - engineering feat, architecture, history (5 min)
• Former MLC Building - significance in our history (3 min)
• GPO Building - history including clock tower and notable citizens connected with building (7 min)
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  • Local guide
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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