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Karrawirra (Park 12)

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by Audrey (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Published July 20th 2018
A sense of appreciation for our unique open space
The Adelaide Park Lands are our unique and priceless heritage. As a city in a park, Adelaide's surrounding open space is something to be treasured. And Karrawirra (Park 12) is one of these parks. Recently I've had the privilege of joining in on a guided walk through Karrawirra. The walk was run by the Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association as part of their park ambassadors program.

Karrawirra consists of the section of the park lands located to the north of Victoria Drive. It is 14 hectares in size and acts as a buffer between the city and its northern suburb. It is home to numerous gardens, sculptures, memorials and landmarks.

The SA Naval Memorial commemorates ships and services in the Royal Australian Navy. The memorial is an anchor mounted on a granite slab and surrounded by bronze plaques and anchor-shaped garden beds.

The Garden of Remembrance is a tribute to South Australian women's contributions during the first world war. It includes the Eternal Flame and the 12-metre high Cross of Sacrifice aligning to St Peter's Cathedral.

The Statue of King George V is a heritage-listed statue of this past British king. King George V was the grandson of Queen Victoria and the grandfather of Queen Elizabeth.

And lastly, the Angas Memorial was built in memory of George Fife Angas and his son John Harris Angas. Both these pioneers and pastoralists contributed enormously to the success of South Australia.

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Where: North of Victoria Drive, Adelaide, SA
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Not very helpful to have a map of Karrawirra Close, Craigmore. The park is north of the river Torrens and War Memorial Drive, City, rather than "North of Victoria Drive".
by mikew (score: 1|39) 579 days ago
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