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Hindmarsh Walk: A Town on the Torrens

Event Information

  • 1 Mar 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Port Road and Mary Street
  • Hindmarsh
  • South Australia
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  • Cost: $40

Find out all about the area's very earliest history and its buildings with Graham Jaunay when we uncover the rich colonial history of the town. Gov Hindmarsh developed the first private town in the colony after it was laid out in May 1838 on land he obtained on the third draw of the ballot conducted on 23 March 1837 using Land Order #1 purchased in London on 26 Nov 1835 for £81. The section consisting of 134 acres was bounded by Port Road, South Road (then John Street) and the Torrens River. Each walker will receive a souvenir brochure detailing the walk stations. Meet on the east corner of Port Road and Mary Street. The walk takes two hours and finishes in Mary Street near the starting point.