Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Theme Thursday- Location

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Theme Thursday- Location

Hosted by Reading Between Pages

This week’s theme is

LOCATION (reference to the location where the story is happening)

The King's Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
Adelaide in the 1880s was a city overflowing with civic pride. Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the German-born consort of King William IV, it had been founded in 1836 as the planned capital of a freely settled British province in Australia. It was laid out in a grid pattern, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and surrounded by parkland. By the time of its half centenary, it had become a confortable place to live; from 1860 residents had been able to enjoy water piped down from Thorndon Park reservoir, horse-drawn trams and railways made it easy to move around, and by night the streets were lit by gas lights. In 1874 it acquired a university; seven years later. the Southern Australian Art Gallery opened its doors for the first time.

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