Patricia Sumerling: The Adelaide Park Lands

An oft-overlooked treasure

Bernard Whimpress

 

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.

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Published in November 2011 no. 336
Bernard Whimpress

Bernard Whimpress

Bernard Whimpress is a writer, historian, and former curator of the Adelaide Oval Museum. A member of the Australian Society for Sports History, Bernard has written twenty books mainly on sport, including The Official MCC Ashes Treasures, Passport to Nowhere: Aborigines in Australian Cricket 1850–1939, The Greatest Ashes Battles and as co-author The History of Australian Cricket. He published and edited the Australian cricket journal Baggy Green from 1998 to 2010.

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