Adelaide Street, Brisbane

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Adelaide Street
Queensland
Adelaide Street, Brisbane 07.2013.jpg
Adelaide Street with Brisbane City Hall on the left.
Coordinates 27°28′00″S 153°01′39″E / 27.466774°S 153.027492°E / -27.466774; 153.027492Coordinates: 27°28′00″S 153°01′39″E / 27.466774°S 153.027492°E / -27.466774; 153.027492
General information
Type Street
Location Brisbane
Adelaide Street in 1954, decorated for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II.

Adelaide Street is a major street in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It runs between and parallel to Queen Street and Ann Street.

History[edit]

Adelaide Street was extended from George Street to North Quay in 1975 as construction on the Brisbane Administration Centre was underway.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Notable buildings and parks along Adelaide Street include Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, ANZAC Square with the Shrine of Remembrance (both of which honour Australia's war dead), ANZAC Square Arcade, Law Courts Complex, Brisbane Square, and Post Office Square.

Heritage listings[edit]

A number of locations on Adelaide Street are listed on the Queensland Heritage Register, including:

ANZAC Day commemorations[edit]

ANZAC Day parades, in which Australian war veterans (and war veterans of allied nations) march, take place in Adelaide Street, on 25 April every year, and Dawn services are held at the Shrine of Remembrance within ANZAC Square at Adelaide Street.[11][12][13] Adelaide Street is featured on television every year on ANZAC Day, 25 April, with the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and the ANZAC Day Parade (when the full parade is telecast live, including the saluting of the veterans by the Queensland Governor near King George Square, next to Brisbane City Hall).[14]

Public transport[edit]

Adelaide Street is an important hub for Brisbane's buses. For information, see the Adelaide Street Bus Mall article. Entrances to King George Square busway station are also accessed from Adelaide Street side of King George Square.

Major intersections[edit]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole, John R. (1984). Shaping a city. Albion, Queensland: William Brooks Queensland. p. 251. ISBN 0-85568-619-7. 
  2. ^ "Brisbane City Hall (entry 14840)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  3. ^ "Rowes Building (entry 14870)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  4. ^ "ANZAC Square (entry 14837)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  5. ^ "South African War Memorial (entry 14835)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Government Offices (entry 14839)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  7. ^ "Castlemain Perkins Ltd Building (former) (entry 30281)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  8. ^ "Wheat Creek Culvert (entry 17031)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  9. ^ "Brisbane Arcade (entry 14833)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  10. ^ "Former Queensland Government Offices (Anzac Square Building) (entry 14834)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. 
  11. ^ Shrine of Remembrance - Anzac Square, Brisbane – Anzac Day War Memorials official website. The website also includes information about the Shrine of Memories beneath the Shrine of Remembrance, as well as explaining the significance of the number of columns forming the Shrine of Remembrance, and the significance of the number of steps leading to the Shrine of Remembrance from Anzac Square
  12. ^ Photo of Dawn Service on ANZAC Day, at ANZAC Square, Adelaide Street
  13. ^ Photo of Dawn Service on ANZAC Day at the Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, Adelaide Street
  14. ^ ANZAC Day Parade photo taken in Adelaide Street

External links[edit]

Media related to Adelaide Street, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons