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See the history of 150 years of the market
The Adelaide Central Market is one of Adelaide's premier local and tourist attractions, connecting the city with the farms and suppliers of local produce. This year, the market celebrates its one hundred and fifty year anniversary.
The origins of the Adelaide Central Market began in 1869, when a group of market gardeners gathered between Grote and Gouger Street to sell their loaded carts of produce. Now, in 2019, the market is livelier than ever, with the addition of multiple new traders over the past few years.
To celebrate the anniversary, the Adelaide Central Market has created an exhibition. The exhibition features a range of market icons, past and present. These include a range of vintage measuring scales, food processing machines, receipts, and market signage.
Entrance to the exhibition
Throughout the displays, you'll find their latest book located in various locations. The book is a collection of the stories, people and recipes of the Adelaide Central Market.
In the exhibition, they also feature the sounds of all the hustle and bustle that is heard on a regular market day, with people chatting and vendors shouting out produce specials in the background.
There is also an interactive display, where you can learn more about three iconic figures of the Adelaide Central Market. These include Cheong Liew (South Australian Chef), Brian McMahon (McMahon's Fruit and Veg), and Chappy Charlesworth (Charlesworth Nuts).
One of the main highlights is the produce cart, where past and current produce is displayed together. It represents how the packaging and items sold at the market have changed over the span of one hundred and fifty years.
Exhibition promotional sign
The exhibition is located at the State Library of South Australia, and is on until the 28th of April.