The Adelaide Park Lands: A Social History

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Wakefield Press, 2011 - Open spaces - 283 pages
Adelaide's Park Lands have long been home to large events, as well as numberless small, private encounters. Until now, no book has been published to document this wealth of social activity. In The Adelaide Park Lands, Sumerling recounts tales both enchanting and bizarre from the time of earliest European settlement until present days.
 

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Contents

Major events
3
By the waterside
35
Sporting politics
65
A quieter pace
99
The dark underbelly of the Park Lands
107
Animal sports and activities
121
Living on the Park Lands
141
A military presence
151
PArT
161
New directions from the 1880s
183
Park Lands chronology
261
Abbreviations
269
Acknowledgements
278
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