|Mon. 2nd Oct.
Mal brought the family to meet us and we boarded the bus to be proudly shown the highlights of Adelaide, his adopted city.
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, was planned in 1836,by surveyor Colonel William Light. When the early colonists arrived and began building, they used stone and named it in honour of Queen Adelaide, the consort of King William 1V. The city centre has a grid of wide streets and various squares all within 1 square mile and this is surrounded by a green belt of 930 hectares of parkland. The main street, King William Street, runs from north to south through Victoria Square. Adelaide has a population of over 1.1 million and the climate is Mediterranean - hot, dry summers averaging abt. 29C with cool, mild winters around 15C.
It was a public holiday when we visited popular Glenelg beach.
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