Photos of Adelaide and south eastern South Australia

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Adelaide and south eastern South Australia

South Australia has a total land area of 983,482 km² and, with over 1.6 million people, less than 8% of the total Australian population. Most of its people live in the state capital, Adelaide, proclaimed one of the world’s most liveable cities. It was founded in 1836 and named in honour of Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife of King William IV. The official settlement of South Australia began on 28 December 1836, when Governor John Hindmarsh proclaimed the colony. The first settlement to be established was Kingscote on Kangaroo Island in July 1836, five months before Adelaide was founded as the capital for free British settlers.

Looking back to Adelaide
Flying over Adelaide
Centre of Adelaide
Parliament Houses, Adelaide
Opal Diamond Factory
Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Adelaide Town Hall
St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Cathedral
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Central Market
Her Majesty's Theatre
National War Memorial
Beach at Port Noarlunga
Beach, Aldinga Beach
Children at Aldinga Beach
View, Port Noarlunga and Aldinga
Coast near Adelaide
Antique Bazaar of Strathalbyn
Bean, Gilberts Motor Museum
Cadillacs, Gilberts Motor Museum
Jaguar XK 120, Gilberts Motor Museum
Austin Healey 3000 Mk III
Catholic Church, Strathalbyn
Anglican Church, Strathalbyn
Lego Toyota Hybrid Camry
Bugattis, National Motor Museum
Rolls Royce Phantom V
1908 Talbot
Holden Heroes
Sheep grazing
Murray Street, Gawler
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Murray River near Mannum
Murray River near Loxton
Loxton Historical Village
Border South Australia - Victoria

To the city’s south are attractive seashore suburbs, from Glenelg via Port Noarlunga to Aldinga Beach, and east is the Adelaide Hills, with verdant parklands, vineyards and forests with wildlife. There are attractive towns, like Strathalbyn, with its Gilberts Motor Museum, showcasing various classic cars and motorcycles. Another town in the Adelaide hills, Birdwood, houses the National Motor Museum, Australia’s most significant motor museum, with nearly 400 vehicles on display. Nearby is Gawler, the oldest country town on the Australian mainland.

The Murray River, Australia’s longest, enters South Australia from Victoria and flows past, among others, Loxton and Mannum on its way to the Great Australian Bight. Loxton has the wonderful Loxton Historical Village, an open-air museum telling the stories of pioneers who occupied the region between 1890 and 1950; it is set up as a village in the 1900s, with over 45 fully furnished buildings.