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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)
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)
Treasury Building 1920, courtesy of State Library of South Australia (B31201-8)

When the Treasury building became surplus to government requirements in the 1990s, it was carefully refurbished into hotel accommodation.

The tours last for an hour from 11am or 1pm, cost $5 per person and benefit the National Trust.
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Why? Who knows what secrets are down there?
When: Sunday May 27, 11am and 1pm
Phone: Janine Hook (08) 8223 1234
Where: Old Treasury Building, 2 Flinders St, Adelaide
Cost: $5.00 per person
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