FIVE FACTS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
1 Adelaide was founded in 1836 by British colonists, on the lands of the Kaurna people; the lands on which the CBD now sits were called Tandanya. 2 It was a free settlement without convicts. Because they declared freedom of religion it became a desirable location for Lutherans and other religious denominations to settle – which is why it’s called ‘City of Churches’. 3 The persisting pockets of Bavarian culture such as Hahndorf, and the Germanic name of many families and wineries, reflects the early settlement of 500 Lutherans, by agreement of a Captain Hahn – who negotiated for them to live rent-free for a year. 4 The area around Adelaide – the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Mclaren Vale – produces no less than half of all Australia’s wine. 5 Adelaide has had a huge influence on Australia’s food culture, thanks to individual chefs like Phillip Searle, Mark Best, Christine Manfield, Maggie Beer and Cheong Liew.