Adelaide Walking Tour: Hills, Squares and Parklands

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Adelaide Walking Tour: Hills, Squares and Parklands

  Join an easy-paced 2 hour small-group walking tour around upper North Adelaide adjacent to the city of Adelaide. The focus of thes tours is on history, heritage and culture and covers not only the architecture and history of the varying buildings but also the people who have been associated with them, and the stories about Adelaide's development from colonial times to today. Most of the sites visited are public institutions, statues and monuments as well as private homes and tour participants, whether locals, interstate or from overseas get to experience the essence of what Adelaide is all about.

Wellington Hotel - Introduction including brief history of Adelaide and North Adelaide and its development, route of tour, duration and other housekeeping. Discuss Wellington Hotel and its history. (10 min) Wellington Square - Discuss history of square, significance (5 min) Shop, Wellington Square - History, architecture (3 min) Cortina - discuss two-storeyed houses - history - occupants ( 3 min) House - cast-iron detailed - architecture and development ( 3 min) Clifton - History - previous owners (3 min) House, Jeffcott Street - discuss previous owner and his history (5 min) Lutheran Seminary - former Whinham College - History, architecture, developers of site (7 min) Gable House - story of previous occupant, architecture (5 min) Belmont House - History of house, previous occupants, architecture (4 min) Kingsmead - Design, history, previous occupants (4 min) Duncraig - History, occupants, pioneering connection (3 min) Victorian Bay-windowed villa - History, occupants, suicide story (5 min) Bishop's Court, Christ Church &

   Rectory - History, architecture, notable occupants (10 min) Undoolya - History, associated families (4 min) House from 1950's - history, occupants (3 min) Roche House - History, stories of occupants, architecture (3 min) Aquinas College - History - previous and current usage (3 min) Light's Vision - Montefiore Hill - History of site, of Colonel William Light, first public hanging (10 min) Carclew - History of house, occupants, connection with famous explorer (5 min) Twin cottages - History - previous occupants (3 min) Former Christ Church School - History, architecture (4 min) Previously Milford House Private Hotel - story of development, associated occupants (5 min) Victorian row of cottages - History, development (5 min) Former Primitive Methodist Church - History - previous and current usage (5 min)