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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–all of Australia's other states were founded as convict colonies. 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.
Clement "Clem" Hill
(March 18, 1877 in Hindmarsh
, South Australia
– September 5, 1945 in Parkville
) was an Australian cricketer
who played 49 Test matches
as a specialist batsman
between 1896 and 1912. He captained
the Australian team
in ten Tests, winning five and losing five. A prolific run
scorer, Hill scored 3,412 runs in Test cricket—a world record at the time of his retirement—at an average
of 39.21 per innings
, including seven centuries
. In 1902, Hill was the first batsman to make 1,000 runs in a calendar year
, a feat that would not be repeated for 45 years. His innings of 365 scored against New South Wales
for South Australia
in 1900–01 was a Sheffield Shield
record for 27 years. The South Australian Cricket Association
named a stand at the Adelaide Oval
in his honour in 2003 and he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
He played his first first-class cricket match for South Australia while still a schoolboy, aged sixteen. By the time he was nineteen, he had been included in the Australian team touring England in 1896, where he made his Test match début. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground two years later, Hill scored 188; his maiden Test century and still the highest score in Ashes Tests by a player under twenty-one. He was named one of Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1899, despite missing half the English season due to illness. In the 1901–02 season, Hill was dismissed in consecutive innings for 99, 98 and 97. In total he was dismissed in the nineties five times. In 1903–04, Hill was at the centre of a riot at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he was given out run out in a Test match against England. With Roger Hartigan he still holds the Australian Test record partnership for the eighth wicket – 243, made against England at the Gabba in Brisbane in 1907–08.
Port Broughton is a small South Australian town located on a sheltered inlet called Mundoora Arm Inlet on the east coast of Spencer Gulf at the extreme northern end of Yorke Peninsula. It is one of many small coastal ports in South Australia that used to be used for export of grain.
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Places and landmarks:
Sir Samuel Way Building,
Adelaide Central School of Art,
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Carnevale in Adelaide,
Come Out Festival,
Edmund William Wright
The Chronicle (South Australia),
Adelaide Steamship Company,
History Trust of South Australia,
Electoral reform in South Australia
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