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,…

Frank's Gents Barbershop and its owner Frank Vaiana have been a fixture of the East End for nearly six decades. Seventeen-year-old Frank arrived in Australia in 1957 from Sicily. He opened his…

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…