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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  • can take a free tram ride and visit the square. Nice opal shop at the Hilton Hotel also a friendly drinking bar and restaurant for lunch. The food market and Chinatown within walking distance  more »
  • Is a square near the Centre of Adelaide, there they make many interesting events, worth checking out.
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  • On your way from Central Market or Chinatown to Rundle Mall, you will pass thru the Victoria Square where it is a nice open square for taking a rest and enjoying the scene on all sides. You can also j...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I love sitting here and reading a book. Always good for a lunch break if you work in the CBD. Toilets are fine, water fountains are good. Smooth surface is good for skating, riding and jogging. I like it when there are festivals and events on here! The Christmas tree looks great at night.
  • They've done a great job with Victoria Square. Last century it was very underutilised. Now it has a station for the tram as well as an excellent public space. When I was there it was hosting a disability support expo. Happily it still has the fountain, which has been an Adelaide landmark for many years. Maybe in the future some sort of popup food place for cans would be nice.
  • Great open space. Could have a few more shaded area eg trees
  • Excellent place. Centre of the city. Beautiful and organised.

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