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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Our music choice for Mal - "Pokare kare"

This Soldiers ditty was composed about 1914 and arranged by P. H. Tomoana in 1917
This love song arose in the north of Auckland at the start of World War One. It then drifted to the East Cape, where it was modified into an action song telling of Paraire Tomoana's 1912 courtship of Kuini Raerena. It is now known and sung world-wide.
This is a small sound clip by operatic bass singer Inia Te Wiata from a 1966 LP, "Waiata Maori," by Inia Te Wiata and the NZ Maori Theatre Chorus.

Index |
Flight to Perth | Day 1 at Perth | Day 2 at Perth | Day 3 to Margaret River| Day 4 to Albany |Day 5 at Albany | Day 6 to Esperance | Day 7 to Kalgoorlie | Day 8 to Madura | Day 9 to Ceduna | Day 9 to Ceduna | Day 10 to Port Augusta | Day 11 to Murray River | Day 12 - Murray River | Day 13 to Adelaide | Day 14 at Adelaide | Day 15 to Goolwa | Day 16 at Goolwa | Day 17 to Warrnambool | Day 18 to Melbourne | Day 19 at Melbourne | Flight to NZ |