Light Square

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Looking south-west from Currie Street
Looking north from Waymouth Street during a 2008 drought season showing severely burnt grass.

Light Square is one of five squares in the City of Adelaide.[1] Located in the centre of the north-western quarter of the Adelaide city centre, the Square is named after the city's planner, Colonel William Light.

The Square is divided into a number of sections separated by roads. Waymouth Street (runs east-west) forms the Southern boundary of the Square. Currie Street (east-west) divides the southern two-thirds of the square from the northern third. Morphett Street (north-south) splits into dual-carriageway and encircles the square.

In the largest southern section, (nearly two-thirds of the Square), Colonel Light is buried beneath a monument consisting of a red granite monolith topped with a surveyor's theodolite.[2] Also, there is a bronze statue of Catherine Helen Spence in the southwest corner of this southern section, and an artistic structure on the western edge.

There is another artistic structure in the middle of the northern third of the Square.


  1. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4. 
  2. ^ Light is the only person of European descent (legally) buried within the city's "square mile"; the West Terrace Cemetery is in the Adelaide Parklands.

Coordinates: 34°55′30″S 138°35′37″E / 34.9251°S 138.5936°E / -34.9251; 138.5936