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Vacation Chimes, South Australia (1937)
This film comes from a series of motion picture films commissioned or obtained by the Tourist Bureau and its successors for publicity purposes. Copyright all rights reserved.

A publicity film for South Australia. Shows good shots of city and parklands, and various sports played. Includes: Torrens Lake, Police Station, SACAE (old Teacher's College), Law Courts, University Refectory, Municipal Golf Links, football being played on Adelaide Oval. Good shots of trams in the city, although cannot identify whether they are Glenelg trams or trams from other areas.

_Courtesy of the South Australian Tourism Commission
13 minutes / 16mm film / colour / silent_

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Watercolour of Carnack, ruins of the great temple 
Another watercolour by Colonel William Light, who later came to South Australia to survey the state for a future site for the city of Adelaide.

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South Australia has a fascinating history, with the development of the city of Adelaide being planned in an English jail cell, the Free Mason's Lodge of Adelaide being founded in London 2 years before Light arrive in South Australia. His time spent in Egypt and abroad as well as his father's background is in interesting and adds depth to our understanding Adelaide's history. 
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Photograph of King William Street looking south to Victoria Square c 1914

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Pleasure in Pain – A Cycling Movie filmed in South Australia
Pleasure in Pain – A Cycling Movie filmed in South Australia
Brought to you by southaustralia.com (http://www.southaustralia.com) as part of the Through Local Eyes Film Project

Hundreds of thousands of cycling enthusiasts descend on South Australia each January to see the world’s best cyclists compete in the Santos Tour Down Under, while images of the race are broadcast to millions around the world.

While the professionals put their bodies through the ringer over six stages and a criterium race, the truth is that thousands of cycling fans do exactly the same thing during the week - hopping on their bike and riding all over the state as they immerse themselves in all that surrounds the race.

This film tells the stories of those people. The everyday riders who see January in Adelaide is the perfect time to immerse themselves in their passion of cycling. Whether it’s a cycling club from Sydney that have come down to ride each leg of the race or recreational health focused cyclists that are training for the satisfaction of completing the Bupa Challenge Tour (http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/bupa-...), it is the professional race that brings likeminded enthusiasts together in the same place – South Australia to share in their love of cycling.

This film, which was created during the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under, highlights why South Australia is the home of cycling in Australia, with Santos Tour Down Under as the jewel in that crown. The professional race creates a sea of lycra right throughout the state, transforming South Australia into cycling’s global hotspot for one week in January, while also highlighting the abundance of amazing landscape that supports cycling 365 days per year.

Narrated by the global voices of cycling Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, Pleasure in Pain explores the universal truths of a sport regardless of age, experience or level of expertise.

Pleasure in Pain was created by South Australian filmmakers and cycling fanatics Adam Forte and Tim Standing from Daylight Breaks (http://www.daylightbreaks.com.au)
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Best view in Brisbane: Kangaroo Point Cliffs 360 Video
Experience a unique view of Brisbane from Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Don’t look down! Absolutely no chance of that once you’ve caught a glimpse of these breathtaking Brisbane CBD views. Abseil with us at Kangaroo Point Cliffs - be sure to view the video via Chrome bowser or the Android YouTube App for the full experience in 360° virtual reality.
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"A Place To Party" - Adelaide South Australia
Adelaide has some pretty big party shoes in its wardrobe. Each year, it’s events calendar aligns for one crazy month of arts, sport, and general organised chaos, otherwise known as ‘Mad March’. After all the buzz of the Santos Tour Down Under cycling race in January, the eclectic Adelaide Fringe combines with the Adelaide Festival, Clipsal 500 and WOMADelaide to deliver a genuine 24-7 hit of frenzied energy across the entire city!

But this place isn’t just about festivals. As the thronging masses heave, sweat and dance their way through town, Adelaide’s laneways have also now sprung to life. This is where the cool kids hang out - in sneaky little bars, savouring craft beer, grazing on tapas and sipping wine straight from the barrel. Chic fine dining restaurants sit alongside funky pop ups and food trucks - and the glorious Mediterranean climate makes an alfresco bite on a buzzing city street or down at the beach a year-round staple.

With endless white, sandy beaches rimming the whole length of the city, a dip to recharge your batteries – perhaps with our resident dolphins – is possible any time!

Adelaide? Awesome.

Brought to you by http://www.southaustralia.com

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South Australia Illustrated: Australiasia Old and New
Frontispiece of George French Angas' South Australia Illustrated 
Copy of frontispiece of George French Angas' South Australia Illustrated but titled "Australasia Old and New" - Reference CC000528

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Watercolour of the mountains above the tombs of the kings and plains of Gournan taken from Luxor 
This watercolour is by Colonel William Light, founder of Adelaide City.   A little known fact about Adelaide is that the river running through the middle of the city was almost called the "Nile".

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Adelaide bids for endorsement as UNESCO City of Music
Adelaide Festival Centre chief executive Douglas Gautier told 891 ABC Adelaide it was an exciting opportunity for the city.

"It'd put our cultural assets on a global platform; it helps make creativity and the works in arts and entertainment a greater element of local economic and social development," he said.

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Adelaide seeks global endorsement of its music culture with a bid to be named a UNESCO City of Music.
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Violet Day Adelaide light show at Torrens Parade Ground to remember World War I impact
When the first Violet Day was held a century ago, people gathered at what is now known as the Boer War Memorial in Adelaide for speeches, including from the governor, and the police band performed.

History SA online programs curator Catherine Manning said the 1915 event was a community event and was organised after news began to filter home about the losses at Gallipoli.

"Violet Day is important in South Australia ... it was about people on the home front," Ms Manning said.
Adelaide will light up near the River Torrens from tonight in remembrance of World War I.
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Residents in Adelaide’s south stunned by wild goat who believes he is actually a kangaroo
“He hangs around this big male kangaroo and the two of them are tight as, when I took that photo a couple of days ago it’s the first time he was sitting up and looking at me because normally he’s lying down fast asleep,” Ms Will said.

“When you drive down Commercial Rd there’s always about 60 roos and you see people pull over and take photos, it’s a real local thing.”

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HE may be suffering an identity crisis, but a wild goat who believes he’s a kangaroo is providing an unlikely tourist attraction for southern residents.
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Past festivals have featured the likes of Kristin Chenoweth (USA), Lea Salonga (PHIL), Olivia Newton-John (AUS), Lenny Henry (UK), Anthony Warlow (AUS), Natalie Cole (USA) Bernadette Peters (USA), Rhonda Burchmore (AUS), Idina Menzel (USA), Paul Capsis (AUS), Caroline Nin (FRA), Tim Minchin (AUS), Camile O’Sullivan (IRE), and Toni Lamond (AUS) to name just a few.

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival starts today
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival began in 2001 and is a major event in the international and Australian Arts calendar, as the most comprehensive cabaret festival in the world with a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre, with classic and contemporary cabaret performances.

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The Adelaide Cabaret Festival began in 2001 and is a major event in the international and Australian Arts calendar, as the most comprehensive cabaret festival in the world with a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre, with classic and ...
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Australia Great is all about Australian culture. If you are interested in Australia you are welcome to join the Australia Community here on Google+. 

The title "Australia GREAT" is an homage to an old advertising campaign promoting South Australia, "SA GREAT". 

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