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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  • October 10, 2017
    In the heart of the Adelaide Park. Weekend visited a children's event were made, it was very crowded. Around the Park can enjoy both the historical and traditional buildings, including a post office and a modern glass-fronted design architecture Xavier Church and clock tower.
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  • September 23, 2017
    First of all, it itsn't a square (squashed rhomboid, maybe?!). There are statues of dignitaries/explorers, e.g. Queen Victoria, around the 'square'. There are historic buildings on the perimeter of th...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    I have enjoyed my short time in Adelaide. It's an easy to see and walk around city . But , the square is not a highlight ! It's just some available space for events etc. Adelaide has much better to of...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Some people don't like the new renovations here but I love them! It's a nice open square now fit for food festivals and accommodating the Tour Town Under circus. At night the festoon lighting make sure it is well lit and add to the atmosphere, and even the public toilets aren't too bad.
  • August 15, 2017
    decorated with lights. spacious and peaceful in the middle of the city. near chinatown. good place to go around after having dinner
  • August 19, 2017
    Situated in the heart of Adelaide city center Victoria Square is a nice piece of open space with fountains and benches to sit back and enjoy a bit of fresh air.
  • September 5, 2017
    Nice place to hang out and have lunch. Watch out for the sand pits
  • September 9, 2017
    Love the massive upgrade, however I do miss seeing the old water fountain.

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