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Adelaide South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, the capital of South Australia, giving its name to the environing county, was founded, 1836, on the river Torrens, which divides the town in two and flows into the Gulf of St. VIticent. It is remarkably well laid out, and the excellent arrangement, of its streets bas earned for it the name of the "Model City." King William Street is the principal thoroughfare, and it possesses very fine terraces, as well as a Town Hall, a fine Post Office, Botanical Gardens, Cathedral, and University. The trade, which is considerable, has for its centre Port Adelaide, distant about seven miles, but connected by rail and water. The climate is warmer than that of the neighbouring colonies, but, is healthy.