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.