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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
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Doing the Jubilee Walk
There is still time to explore South Australia's history in History month during May 2014.
An opportunity has been developed to learn more about significant South Australians who have shaped South Australia's history.
State Library on North Terrace
State Library on North Terrace

Why not take a tour on foot?

The State Library have come together with technology to develop a tour that can be done via an ipad (supplied by the library) or use an app on your phone.

Borrow an iPad and come with the state Library guide on a Walking Tour down North Terrace. Learn how to use our app which introduces you to some of the people commemorated in the Jubilee 150 plaques, then come to the Library to see personal papers, diaries and letters. participants will need to be familiar with smartphone or tablet technology.
Dame Roma Mitchell
Dame Roma Mitchell

Jubilee 150 Walk

The Jubilee 150 Walkway, also variously known as the Jubilee 150 Commemorative Walk, the Jubilee 150 Walk, and the Jubilee Walk, is a series of (initially) 150 bronze plaques set into the pavement of North Terrace, Adelaide. It was officially opened on 21 December 1986.

The plaques are arranged in alphabetic order, and stretch from King William Street to Pulteney Street along the north side of North Terrace. The walkway starts at the South African War Memorial, and passes in front of Government House, the National War Memorial, the State Library, the Museum, the Art Gallery and the University of Adelaide.
Jubilee Walk Lord Florey
Jubilee Walk Lord Florey

If you prefer to use your mobile device during the tour it is essential that you download the State Library's Walking Tours for mobile devices app beforehand. Download here
Download the app
Download the app

Sessions (bookings essential):
Sunday 11 May - 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Tuesday 13 May - 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Saturday 17 May - 10.30am - 12.00pm
Wednesday 21 May - 10.30am - 12.00pm
Event contact details
Contact: Maureen Driver
Phone: 82077239
All tours are weather permitting.
Walter Watson Hughes
Walter Watson Hughes

Find out how much you do and don't know about South Australia's heritage and enjoy the Jubilee walk while you do it.
Landed by Ian Strange, a new installation along North Terrace for the Dark Heart Exhibition

There are many glorious pieces of old Adelaide architecture along this walk. Plus some delightful garden areas to wander along. The above picture shows a brand new addition to the walk. An art work entitled Landed by Ian Strange for the Dark Heart Exhibition. You will need to hurry to see this art work as the exhibition closes on Sunday (May 11th). No doubt it will be quicker to demolish than it was to install?

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Why? Why not take a tour on foot?
When: 5th of May, until the 21st of May
Where: Jubilee Walk, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: FREE
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