180th Birthday Celebration: Naming of Adelaide’s First Streets & Squares

sa 23 May 2017
Join us in raising a toast to those immortalised in the street names of Adelaide on this day in 1837. Enjoy a passing parade of images and engaging talks from author Dr Jeff Nicholas and descendants of those memorialised in our city’s street names. Includes wine, nibbles and door prizes.
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Adelaide Heritage Walks : Adelaide Park Lands and City Layout

sa 3 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
The Adelaide Park Lands and City Layout are an exceptional example of nineteenth century urban design. This tour, starting from Light Square, named for Colonel William Light, who planned our city surrounded by parks. Discover the enduring legacy of his vision for Adelaide, now recognised on the National Heritage list.
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Adelaide Heritage Walks : City of Music

sa 20 Apr 2017 - 23 May 2017
From the beautiful pipe organ in the Adelaide Town Hall, to the 1970s rock legends that graced the stage of the Tivoli Hotel, join us for a guided tour of the history of live music and performance in the City of Adelaide. Place: starting from Ayers House Museum 288 North
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Adelaide Heritage Walks : Heritage Reborn

sa 25 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
This tour explores sites around the city where heritage places have been carefully adapted to new purposes with an often funky twist. Discover some remarkable transformations of heritage buildings including a former bank, a rogue department store and a building once used for by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Place:
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Adelaide Heritage Walks : In the steps of Stella Bowen

sa 4 May 2017 - 15 May 2017
Stella Bowen is a celebrated Australian landscape and portrait painter. Born in Adelaide in 1893, Esther (Stella) Bowen left the city to pursue her passion for painting, later becoming Australia’s first female official war artist. Take this tour around many landmark heritage sites and experience Adelaide through Stella’s eyes in
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Adelaide Heritage Walks : Outdoor Art Highlights

sa 27 May 2016 - 29 May 2017
From the first controversial installation of a public artwork in Adelaide in 1892 to those that caused people to ask “What is art?” more than 100 years later, this tour visits the monuments, murals and sculptures gracing our city spaces and recalls the often lively debates about their merits. Bookings
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Adelaide Heritage Walks : Pennington Terrace: Colonial Gems

sa 23 Mar 2016 - 29 May 2017
Starting from the landmark St Peter’s Cathedral enjoy a stroll along this beautiful North Adelaide Street to discover the architectural gems of Pennington Terrace and nearby Montefiore Hill. Bookings essential Place: starting from St Peter’s Cathedral 27 King William Rd North Adelaide Enquiries: Ayers House Museum (08) 8223 1234, booking
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Adelaide Heritage Walks : Sacred Glass

sa 26 May 2016 - 11 May 2017
Adelaide’s collection of stained glass windows is among the most diverse and interesting in the country. From the precious stained glass that arrived with the first settlers in 1836, to the Stock Exchange’s Federation windows, this trail will reveal the meaning behind some of the city’s most sacred glass. Bookings
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: City of Pubs

sa 28 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
Adelaide has often been described as a city of churches. In reality, the city has always had just as many places to buy alcohol as places of worship. This tour will highlight some of the best hotels that remain part of the social fabric and architectural heritage of the city.
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: Cold Case: Somerton Man Mystery

sa 9 Jun 2016 - 16 May 2017
In December 1948, a dead man was found on Somerton Beach, south west of the city. It remains a great unsolved mystery. This tour explores the evidence from the Somerton Man’s final day around the city and allows you and draw your own conclusions about Adelaide’s most famous cold case.
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: East End Discovery

sa 9 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
This tour introduces the unique cultural and historical features of Adelaide’s East End, famous for its markets, food, fashion,hotels, cafes and restaurants. Discover some of the hidden treasures and heritage icons on this leisurely  tour of one of the city’s most favourite precincts. Bookings essential Place:Starting Point: Ayers House, 288
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: East Terrace Promenade

sa 15 Jan 2017 - 25 May 2017
East Terrace was home to some of the city’s most wealthy residents in the late nineteenth century who used their wealth to build some remarkably beautiful homes. Join this leisurely promenade down East Terrace to enjoy the well-preserved legacy of Adelaide’s most gracious decades. Bookings essential Place:Starting Point: Ayers House,
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: Glenside Hospital

sa 6 May 2017 - 20 May 2017
See the beautiful heritage buildings of the former Glenside Hospital site. Local historian David Buob will take you on a guided walking tour of these significant buildings, including The Elms where the movie Shine was filmed. Spaces limited! Bookings essential *Please note times: 11am and 1pm
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: Henry Ayers’ Adelaide

sa 19 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
Explore Victorian-era Adelaide through one of its most prominent public figures, Sir Henry Ayers. From the stately luxury of Ayers House to the seat of ninteenth century political power at Parliament House, Henry’s life is interwoven with the political and economic development of the state we know today. Bookings essential
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: Hidden Stories, Small Details

sa 21 Apr 2017 - 30 May 2017
Sometimes the smallest details offer clues to the most engaging stories from the past. On this tour you’ll visit some of Adelaide’s most unremarked buildings and uncover many small details that you may never have notice, as well as discovering the hidden stories that lie within. Bookings essential Place: starting
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: Market to Market

sa 15 Jan 2017 - 10 May 2017
This tour will explore past and present market sites in the City of Adelaide. Discover the East End Markets, once an important garden market for the city’s East End population, before finishing at the iconic Adelaide Central markets, one of South Australia’s leading tourist attractions.Bookings essential Place:Starting Point: Ayers House,
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: North Tce: Cultural Boulevard

sa 27 Jan 2017 - 17 May 2017
Explore Adelaide’s political, cultural, and educational institutions, as well as grand residences, established along this classic nineteenth century boulevard. Start from Ayers House, Adelaide’s finest Victorian era mansion and end with Adelaide’s first church. Find out about the people behind and inside our most famous architectural heritage. Bookings essential Place:
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: Southwest Corner

sa 24 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
Discover what life was like in the nineteenth century in this little known corner of the city. Get to know the people, businesses and organisations that created this fascinating neighbourhood. Bookings essential Place: Tour commences from Queen Victoria statue, Victoria Square Enquiries: Ayers House Museum (08) 8223 1234 email: bookings@nationaltrustsa.org.au
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Adelaide Heritage Walks: Victoria Square

sa 8 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Victoria Square sits at the heart of Colonel William Light’s plan for the city of Adelaide. Always a contested site, it has been at the centre of the city’s cultural and political life. The tour explores the people, buildings and events of Victoria Square and its evolution. Bookings essential Place:
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Adelaide Metropolitan Branch : Children’s Adventure Story Workshop: William Light’s Voyage to School.

sa 6 May 2017
Explore the world with William Light on his first adventure, sailing around the globe to school when he was six: seeing tea loaded in China, the volcano Krakatoa, and crossing the Equator. This Show & Tell workshop for children discovers William’s multi-lingual story (English, Malay, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Greek).

Adelaide Metropolitan Branch : Walter Torode’s Dardanelles/Gallipoli Memorial and WWI Wattle League Ambulances.

sa 6 May 2017
Discover connections between Walter C Torode’s 1915 Australasian Soldiers’ Dardanelles Cenotaph and Gallipoli Memorial Wattle Grove, Keswick Military Hospital, and WWI Ambulances sent to the Western Front, and plans for reuniting Torode’s centrepiece Dardanelles Cenotaph (South Terrace, Adelaide Park Lands) with its Gallipoli Memorial Grove (Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue). Cost:
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