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ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA HISTORY - ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA

Adelaide History AustraliaAdelaide History - The city of Australia has a Proclamation Day. The date is December 28. The city was founded as a new British province on December 28, 1836.

The first Surveyor-General of South Australia, Colonel William Light surveyed and laid-out the area that would become Adelaide.

It was positioned on the River Torrens, which was great for the city. It grew and prospered and the river became its early water supply.

It was the center of free immigrants. The city promised freedom of religion and civil liberties. In German the word Adelaide means 'Noble Birth' and that is what Adelaide really was. In older cities there was a need to add good roads and parks to the city. The City of Adelaide already had that from the beginning and the city prospered quickly attracting a large population to the area. Adelaide is the capital of South Australia .

Adelaide thrives on manufacturing and research. It is the home to the major military research institution DSTO (the Defence Science and Technology Organisation) and many car manufacturers make their home for their plants there, including General Motors Holden and Mitsubishi. Currently the city is under tight spending budget contraints making up for huge levels of state debt in the past. This has curtailed the growth fo the city for the time being. In the future Adelaide will progress even further when those problems are ironed out.

The city now is a fantastic tourist spot and people from all of the world travel to the area. The city has a population of 1,072,585. It is the fifth largest city in Australia. Adelaideans are what the people that live in the area or originate from the area are called. They would never call any other place their home. After you visit the area you will see why they love being a part of all the wonderful things this city has to offer.

 

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