Thank God the weather was very good and that put everybody in a good mood, as these pictures show.
Our teacher was our tour guide. She explained about every building and every statue that we saw. The first stop was at Parliament House. This grand building is built of grey marble and is located at the corner of King William Street and North Terrace.
Across from Parliament House, we saw the first statue. It is the South African War Memorial, also known as Boer War Memorial. This is a memorial to the soldiers who fell during the Boer War between 1899 and1902. Standing in front of Adelaide's Government House, it is considered one of the city’s most important statues.
The next statue was of Dame Roma Mitchell, the first female Supreme Court Judge of the Commonwealth. In 1991, she also became the first woman appointed as the Governor of South Australia.
Still in front of Government House is Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The Venus statue which is made from marble was the first statue in the Adelaide of city.
A few meters from Venus, there is a section named Prince Henry Garden, where we found some portrait busts.
Lord Florey, who was jointly awarded the Nobel prize in 1945 for his great contribution to the development of penicillin as a systemic antibacterial agent.
Sir Mellis Napier, a Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia from 1942-1973. The portrait erected in 1970 is a tribute to his great public service.
Sir Mark Oliphant, one of Australia's great scientists, a man with a brilliant mind. Yet many remember him for participating in something he would prefer to forget, the creation of the atom bomb.
Mary Lee, a secretary and leader of Woman's Suffrage League of South Australia. She was very interested in education and further education for girls, she fought for better conditions for women and women's right to vote and stand for Parliament.
The next one was of Matthew Flinders, navigator, hydrographer and scientist. Flinders was to first man to circumnavigate Australia and who suggested the name of Australia. He proved that Australia was not a series of islands, but one island. His charts were so accurate, that they were used for many years after his death.
Unveiled on 15 July 1920, the King Edward VII Memorial is positioned on the north side of North Terrace, in front of the Institute Building and State Library of South Australia owned by the Adelaide City Council. He was the King of United Kingdom and the Commonwealth from 1901 to 1910.
In front of the State Library, stands the statue of Robert Burns, a national poet of Scotland. The marble statue was presented by Caledonian Society in 1894. 2011 marks the 252nd anniversary of the Robeth Burn's birth.
From here went back to Tafe-Rundle Mall. On the way back we looked for a café to sit and had a cup of coffee. Everybody was happy and had a wonderful day out.