In the 19th Century, the southwest corner of Adelaide was a working class area. It was mainly residential, but essential trades such as blacksmith shops also thrived. Pubs and social clubs for men, as well as various places of worship served a multicultural community.
This trail will give you some insight into the southwest community's living conditions in the 19th Century. It traces the work of benevolent associations established in the area to support the local population. It also looks at the social organisations and clubs people belonged to, and the development of public schools designed to improve quality of life for children living there.