Heritage is about the future, not just the past.  It is about the quality and character of the places we live.  For almost 60 years, the National Trust of South Australia, a not-for-profit community organisation, has led the call to preserve our heritage.    Join us in discovering, exploring, celebrating and protecting the heritage of the City of Adelaide.  Let us know what you care about!.

  • East Terrace Promenade

    East Terrace Promenade

    Life was good if you were lucky enough to join the social set that hovered around the stately homes of late nineteenth century East Terrace. Unless you happen to get a whiff of the industrial runoff from the working class area up the road, that is. Retrace the dual legacies of these gracious ... Read More »
  • East Terrace: Slums and Socialites

    East Terrace: Slums and Socialites

    Our understanding of the Victorian era is often shaped by two extremes: the refined wealth of the aristocracy, and the harsh Dickensian squalor of the poor and working class who toiled at the coalface of the Industrial Revolution. A stroll down East Terrace reveals both sides of life in 1800s Adelaide. Life was ... Read More »
  • Farewell Rhino Room and the changing face of Frome Street

    Farewell Rhino Room and the changing face of Frome Street

    Adelaide bade farewell to another embattled older building this month with the demolition of the Frome Street home of the Rhino Room, The Howling Owl and Urban Cow Studio. Best known as a comedy venue that has seen countless great Australian comedians from Adam Hills to Hannah Gadsby grace its stage, the Rhino ... Read More »
  • Opinion: So much for the Vibrant City

    Opinion: So much for the Vibrant City

    A peculiarity of the current government is that it appears to have two ministers for heritage – one for and one against. Ian Hunter oversees the Heritage Council which looks after places of importance to the State and occasionally adds some. John Rau, Minister for Planning, acts as the Minister Against Heritage, ... Read More »
  • City Treasure: Adelaide Arcade

    City Treasure: Adelaide Arcade

    Adelaide Arcade is one of the city's architectural and shopping gems. Built in 1885, it is home to more than 100 speciality retail outlets on two levels of  well preserved Victorian elegance. The arcade is home to a museum and to one of South Australia's cultural icons, Haigh's chocolate. You can enter Adelaide Arcade from ... Read More »

At Risk

Manitoba Housing Complex listed

Under Threat

Future of Heritage Public Forum February 20th


Opinion: So much for the Vibrant City