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The Old Adelaide Treasury building will be having an Open Day this Sunday March 27, showcasing the old Cabinet room and a network of tunnels that run between former Government buildings around Victoria Square.
King William St 1867, courtesy of State Library of South Australia (B537)
The original building constructed in 1839 (used at one time for magistrates' courts) was almost completely replaced by the present classically inspired building from 1858 to the early 1900s. It is thought that the tunnels were built in the early days of the reconstruction, and still contain a furnace believed to have been used for smelting Victorian gold into Adelaide Pounds for currency.
Treasury Building 1920, courtesy of State Library of South Australia (B31201-8)