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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  • City open in the middle of the lawn, so walking around a wheel may be OK for a walk a pretty fountain.
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  • Seems to me every time I needed to go somewhere including tours I had to reach Victoria Square, I enjoy the most the few old church and buildings around, beautiful fountains, coffe and people watching...  more »
  • The square (it’s not Square) is dominated by the newly landscaped gardens, pathways, water features, seating, pergola and of course the statue of Queen Victoria. It’s a place many festivals are held, ...  more »
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  • Another great Adelaide piazza expression. We are here for the Grounded Festival and it’s lovely. Lots of shade over the grasses area near the fountains. It’s like someone has designed the area specifically for public entertainment. It’s fantastic. It will be perfect once the trees mature and bring even more share and interest to the place.
  • It's the center of Adelaide city. Nice place to hang around and relax. Most of the food festival happens here. In the evening there will be lot of people with skateboard. It got a water fountain. Quite peaceful place too.
  • Saw this in my contribution list and couldn't figure out if I'd been. Also known as Victoria Square. Really don't pay much attention to it. Sorry. I know it's got nice seating areas and some grass for kids to play on. Mainly though it is used for festivals and events, so it's hard to think of as it is permanently. Trams to and from Glenelg have a stop at the western side.
  • The best thing about Victoria Square, apart from the tram dropping you right there, and the food trucks setting up shop, and the atmosphere, seating, etc is be fact that it brings every one together. On a hot day all the kids are playing in the fountain, all the parents are standing around watching and laughing and chatting to one another. The kids are playing with each other too. The teenagers are playing too, adults as well. There is enough space so that no one is in any one else’s way. There are special events on in the square during he year, he most recent was the Christmas one, there was craft, live music, performers etc and it was all free. This was a lot of fun for the kids.
  • The council keeps allowing organisations to plant kiosks. Bike race Hq etc on VICTORIA SQUARE killing the grass and when they replace it and it slowly recovers the cycle repeats.. we are excluded from relaxing on our own square because the grass is dead/ dieing or waiting to recover or be replaced

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