Adelaide | The State Government’s one-time design guru has stunningly rejected the Weatherill Government’s “city vibrancy”agenda, declaring Adelaide needs an “intervention” to avoid further “self-harm”.
Former Integrated Design Commissioner Tim Horton was not so much underwhelmed as outraged by yesterday’s long-delayed unveiling of the Government’s vision for an Anzac Centenary Memorial Garden Walk, which he says is little more than a “brick footpath”.
“I took a look at the murals released and couldn’t believe it – I had to refresh the screen in case there was some error,” he told InDaily.
“If you have to amend legislation for this – don’t! Save it for something worthwhile.”
Horton was appointed as SA’s Integrated Design Commissioner by Mike Rann, Full Story »
Tucked away in the western corner of South Terrace, behind what is now a children’s playground, stands an unobtrusive stone monument.
Largely out of sight, it is correspondingly out of mind for most South Australians as we prepare to commemorate the centenary of our nation’s bloody loss of innocence on the beach at Gallipoli.
But this humble, seemingly-inauspicious cenotaph holds a unique place in our military history, as Australia’s first memorial erected to honour its First World War fallen.
Initially unveiled on September 7, 1915, it commemorates the Anzac Gallipoli landing on April 25 that same year – and mourns their terrible casualties.
Not that you’d necessarily pick it on first inspection: the monument contains reference to neither Anzacs nor Gallipoli.
Instead, it commem Full Story »
ADELAIDE | Hector McEachran Cochrane – Mac to his family and mates. Son, brother, father, soldier. My great-grandfather. A name etched into the metal body of an old Kodak camera and suddenly brought to life through research inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
The camera, a Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak, was given to me by my grandpa more than 20 years ago.
Back then, it was a welcome addition to my camera collection and inspiration for my burgeoning love of photography. Over the past couple of weeks, it has become the gateway to our family history.
Scratched into the camera is the inscription: 1019, HM Cochrane, 1916. This is the camera my gre Full Story »
LUNCH REVIEW | When you think of Rundle Mall, you don’t think of food, but when you’re in Rundle Mall and you’re thinking about food you should head towards Lindes Lane.
Use the Mall’s Balls as a landmark. Once you’ve touched them three times and dropped a gold coin into the busker’s hat, look south and then start walking in that direction.
You will pass two or three rustic 44-gallon drums relocated from Port Pirie and planted with real, respirating plants, and some recycled outdoor tables and chairs, most likely occupied by people eating and drinking and enjoying a splinter of sunshine. Unfortunately you will need to walk over some creepy fake grass (would somebody please think of an alternative) to enter the new Lindes Lane “work-in-progress”.
A new Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) on the Social Determinants of Health Equity, to be launched at Flinders University today (April 24), is dedicated to achieving fairer health outcomes and improving the wellbeing of Australians.
The Centre will be will be launched by former Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard.
Supported by National Health and Medical Research Council funding for the next five years, the Centre will be devoted to studying how politicians and policy makers can make fairer health outcomes central to policy and keep Australians healthy. The Centre is addressing the issue that how long we live depends on social and economic factors like quality of jobs, housing, education and extent of inclusion and acceptance in society
Professor Fran Baum, Foundation Director of th Full Story »