Patricia Sumerling: The Adelaide Park Lands

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November 2011, no. 336

Patricia Sumerling: The Adelaide Park Lands

Reviewed by
November 2011, no. 336

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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