This street alongside the Women's and Children's Hospital is named for Sir Edwin Thomas Smith. He was an English-born South Australian brewer, businessman, councillor, mayor, politician and benefactor, and Mayor of Adelaide from 1886 to 1888. He was Knighted in 1887 during his term as Mayor.

Until the recent rebuild of Adelaide Oval there was an Edwin Smith stand. He was also a patron of the Norwood Football Club from its establishment in 1878 until his death in 1919.

Right on the footpath of Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, at the traffic lights opposite Kermode Street is a large redgum tree. If you look carefully at the trunk about four metres above the ground you can see a hollow where a branch once was. Rainbow lorikeets have been observed nesting in that hollow.

Our next stop is only a few metres further south along Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, just past the bus stop.

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