Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia, was founded on this day 179 years ago. It was named after Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV. Adelaide is the only Australian capital to be named after a woman.  Read more at Exploring Australia and at Australia Tourist Guide.

A chronology of the history of South Australia and its capital, Adelaide, up to 1936, the centenary of foundation is available at Family History South Australia.

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King William street in Adelaide (1889)