Adelaide City Explorer

A project by The National Trust of South Australia

Adelaide City Explorer is a new way to discover the treasures, secrets, mysteries and delights of Adelaide’s heritage. Take a self-guided trail to uncover the stories of the city and find your Adelaide. This website –produced in partnership with the Adelaide City Council– is optimised for mobile use or you can download the app for Android and iOS devices.

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Random Stories

This two-storey home was built in 1893, the year Stella was born. Her father, Thomas Hopkins Bowen, was a surveyor. Stella writes that he "must have been a rather charming, cheerful little man,…

This cottage you see was built for John Griffin and his family in 1857-1858. In 1890 his son Martin, a saddler and collar maker, took over ownership of the property with his sister Mary. The cottage…

A Catholic school known as St Romuald’s was established on Russell Street in 1876. Housed in what were originally the stables for a nearby soap and candle factory, this school was conducted by a lay…

St Paul’s Anglican Church was one of several Anglican churches built in the city in the early colonial period. For many years the city’s Anglican community worshipped at Holy Trinity on North…