Several well-known South Australians have called this place home since it was built in 1883. The first was Arthur Waterhouse, son of the successful financier Thomas G. Waterhouse. The younger Waterhouse was a successful promoter of commercial…

Designed by Rowland Rees and built in 1879, this house was owned by William Austin Horn. Horn was a mining magnate, pastoralist and politician. He was born in New South Wales in 1842 and arrived in South Australia in 1852, where he became a…

This house is best known for its connection to the prominent South Australian family the Downers.  Sir John William Downer was born in Adelaide in 1843. The Downers were a well-known and highly regarded family of lawyers and legislators. John…

You could easily miss this small cottage among the grand residences of Pennington Terrace. It survives from the earliest days of the colony. Similar to the nearby Religious Society of Friends’ Meeting House, it is also a prefabricated timber house…

This modest house is a rare and important example of a prefabricated building brought to the colony in its earliest years. It was made by Henry Manning of London, a notable maker of “portable colonial cottages”. As early as 1825, the Quakers in…

Arriving in the colony on December 28, 1847, Bishop Augustus Short, brought with him £1000 and plans to build a Gothic-style Anglican cathedral. The next year he was granted an acre of land in the centre of Victoria Square. However the Corporation…