An oft-overlooked treasure
The Adelaide Park Lands: A Social History
by Patricia Sumerling
Wakefield Press, $49.95 hb, 302 pp, 9781862549142
Novelist Janette Turner Hospital’s recent essay in praise of New York’s Central Park remarked on its visibility from outer space. No doubt Adelaide’s Park Lands, an integral part of the 1837 vision of founding surveyor Colonel William Light’s plan for the city, can also be seen from outer space.