The South Australia Portal
South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country. It covers some of the most arid parts of the continent and with a total land area of 984 377 km² (380 070 sq mi), it is the fourth largest of Australia's states and territories. It is bordered to the west by Western Australia, to the north by the Northern Territory and Queensland, to the east by Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and along the south by the Great Australian Bight and the Southern Ocean. With 1.5 million people, the state comprises less than 10 per cent of the Australian population and ranks fifth in population among the states and territories. The majority of its people reside in the capital city Adelaide, with most of the remainder settled in fertile areas along the south-eastern coast and River Murray.
The state's origins were unique in Australia as a freely-settled, planned British province. Official settlement began on 28 December 1836 when the state was proclaimed at The Old Gum Tree by Governor Hindmarsh. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield that was later employed by New Zealand. The aim was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, the state is known as a state of festivals, and of fine wine.
is a small suburb of 2,497 people in the South Australian capital city of Adelaide
. It is part of the City of Burnside Local Government Area
and located in the foothills of the Adelaide Hills
, five kilometres south east of the city centre. The suburb is high on the hill of the same name, which is the last hill on the right when approaching Adelaide down the South Eastern Freeway
before the road levels out onto the Adelaide Plains
. It is bounded to the north by the suburb of Beaumont
, to the north-east by Burnside
, to the east by Waterfall Gully
, to the south by Leawood Gardens
/Eagle on the Hill
, to the south-west by Urrbrae
, to the west by Glen Osmond
and to the north-west by St. Georges
The suburb is at a high elevation in the Mount Lofty Ranges, and provides views over Adelaide as well as containing a renowned golf course and Country Club. Mining operations in the 19th century gave the area notoriety, but it has since developed slowly into a small, quiet and secluded suburb.
Brighton is a coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, situated between Seacliff and Glenelg and aside Holdfast Bay. Some notable features of the area are the Brighton-Seacliff Yacht Club, the Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club, the Brighton Jetty, and its excellent beach.
Here are some tasks you can do to help with WikiProject Adelaide:
- The current Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight article is Brown Mountain forest.
- Places and landmarks: Southern Vales, Science Park, Sir Samuel Way Building, Cummins House Adelaide Central School of Arts Pearson Isles
- Parks and rivers: Henley Square, Peace Park
- Events and people: Carnevale in Adelaide, Come Out Festival, SALA Festival, Ian Gilfillan, Edmund William Wright
- Streets: South Terrace, Currie Street
- History: The Chronicle (South Australia), Adelaide Observer, Adelaide Steamship Company, History Trust of South Australia, Electoral reform in South Australia
- Other: Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in South Australia, Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Adelaide
- Assess: Category:Unknown-importance South Australia articles, Category:Unassessed South Australia articles, Category:Unknown-importance Adelaide articles, Category:Unassessed Adelaide articles
- Maintain: Portal:South Australia