45-12 Road re-alignments – Park 24 boundary changes

In 1925, there was a change to the size and shape of this Park. This road, Glover Avenue, did not exist before 1925.

Up until 1925, the northern boundary of Park 24 was a different road, to the north of here, called Mile End Road.

Mile End Road was a straight east-west road, that connected Hindley Street at one end, with Henley Beach Rd at the other end.

However, in 1925 Mile End Road was closed, and the new Glover Avenue was opened. (It was named in honour of a former Lord Mayor, Charles Glover). The effect was to make Park 25 (to the north) a little larger and made Park 24 (here) a little smaller.

If you look at a map, you can see that Glover Avenue is not directly east west, but it goes at an angle to connect Currie Street to Henley Beach Rd. The change made Currie Street more important as a thoroughfare, instead of Hindley Street.

The southern boundary of Park 24 is Sir Donald Bradman Drive. Until 2001 it was known as Hilton Road (through the Park Lands) and Burbridge Rd (to the west of the Park Lands. Both names (Hilton Rd and Burbridge Rd) were abolished in 2001 (after Bradman’s death) and changed to Sir Donald Bradman Drive.

Model planes

After the second world war, model aeroplane flying became a popular pastime in Adelaide and elsewhere.

In 1952, the South Australian Associated AeroModellers were granted permission to fly their planes on the grounds to the rear of Adelaide High School on Sunday afternoons.

There are still 28 different model aircraft clubs throughout SA. Some of them fly regularly in the Park Lands, but not here. One club – for model helicopters – flies in Park 21 and another group (for fixed-wing model aircraft) uses the southern end of Victoria Park. There are signs in those two Parks warning you that you're in a zone for UAVs. (Unmanned aerial vehicles)

From this point, walk a little further towards the Adelaide High School, and stand on the oval behind the school.



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