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'Better the balance, better the world

Creating a better balanced future

South Australia has a reputation for being a leader nationally when it comes to gender equality. In 1861, women who owned property in the colony of South Australia were granted the right to vote in Council elections. In...

Celebrations in Adelaide at the end of World War II, August 1945, B 59860, State Library of South Australia

People, Celebrating People

A fascinating and free exhibition of historic and contemporary artworks at the City Library (off Rundle Mall) is captivating audiences of all ages with its overarching festive theme of ‘people celebrating’. City of...

Trees and leaves

Tree talk

Down streets large and small and throughout the expansive Adelaide Park Lands which embrace the CBD and North Adelaide, the city is full of leafy treasures.

Adelaide TreeClimb

See Adelaide from a new angle

Life can look very different depending where you’re standing. Here’s a few family-friendly activities that could have you seeing Adelaide in a whole new light this summer! From the water Adelaide’s iconic Popeye boats...

MLC Building (c. 1968)

The beauty in buildings

In the first of a short series of articles showcasing some of the significant examples of 20th Century architecture in the CBD and North Adelaide, Meagan Cox (City of Adelaide’s Project Consultant – Heritage)...

Reconciliation Mural by Scott Rathman

Adelaide Town Hall – artworks on show

In the first of a series of articles showcasing some of the amazing pieces of classic and contemporary artwork housed inside the Adelaide Town Hall – City of Adelaide Curator Polly Dance spoke with the artist...

Muriel Matters aboard the WFL 'Vote for Women' Caravan

Muriel Matters: Adelaide’s daring suffragist

One of Adelaide’s most fascinating historic female figures, Miss Muriel Lilah Matters (1877-1969) is currently the subject of an exhibition in the City Library’s History Hub. Presented by the City of Adelaide Archives...

Queen Adelaide Room, 2018

Happy birthday Queen Adelaide

Every August, the City of Adelaide celebrates the birthday (13 August) of the city’s namesake, Queen Adelaide (b.1792 – d.1849) – welcoming everyone to discover a little more about her connection with the city’s history...

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