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Heritage Places of Adelaide

John McDouall Stuart Monument

Victoria Square ADELAIDE

State Heritage Place

In addition to commemorating the bold exploits of one of Australia's premier explorers, the monument to John McDouall Stuart is of heritage value for the manner it invokes the era of the exploration of the Australian continent's interior and the many consequences that flowed from this. These included the South Australian annexation of the Northern Territory, the construction of the Overland Telegraph and the pastoral penetration of the interior. The location of Stuart's monument is also significant in its present and original position, being located in Victoria Square.

Listing Information

  • Date of Listing: 8 March 2013
  • Heritage Listing Criteria:

    Criteria A: it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history;

    Criteria E: it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics;

    Criteria G: it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance.

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