Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, Adelaide

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Victoria Square, also known as Tarntanyangga or Tarndanyangga, is a public square in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. The square is in the centre of the city's grid of one square mile.The area was named "Victoria Square" by the Street Naming Committee on 23 May 1837, after Princess Victoria, then heir presumptive of the British throne. Less than a month later the King died and Victoria became Queen. The Kaurna people know the area as Tarndanyangga, "The Dreaming Place of the Red Kangaroo". In line with the Adelaide City Council's recognition of Kaurna country, the area is officially referred to as Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga.A statue of Queen Victoria, from a model by C. B. Birch, stands near the centre of the square. A gift to the people of Adelaide from Sir Edwin Smith, it was cast by Moore & Co. of Thames Ditton using bronze specifically made from Wallaroo and Moonta copper, and unveiled by Lady Smith on 11 August 1894.
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  • Victoria Square is an enjoyable space in the centre of town that appears to be not only be a major transport hub for buses and light rail as well as a nice place to relax and watch the world go by. It...  more »
  • This region and mingled with statues, Garden, modern buildings and religious aspects, is also turning point in a rectangle. Large, easy-to-walk.
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  • A large green square in the centre of Adelaide. There is a statue of the Queen, the Sanhe fountain. The city hall, the Supreme Court, Chinatown and email are all around, and there is no special.
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