Adelaide, Queen City of the South
Adelaide: Queen City of the South is a book that demanded resurrection.
First published in 1907 this charming glimpse of an Edwardian metropolis reveals a city with much to be proud of architecturally, socially and economically after a mere 70 years of settlement.
The main pleasure is visual with over 400 photographs of major public buildings, churches, and parks and gardens, alongside advertisements for wine, soap, furniture, leather goods, biscuits, glass, timber mills and motor works.
The book is a delight to explore because it reminds the reader of Adelaide’s elegant form and a rich history of manufacturing which has sadly declined only in recent years.
With an introduction by Bernard Whimpress.