On January 21st 1863, Stuart’s main party rode down King William St, Adelaide and were formally received, outside the Treasury Building. A public holiday was created to allow celebrations to be enjoyed by the colony of South Australia.
It was the culmination of the successful south – north crossing of the continent. Stuart had earlier arrived with a small advance party in late in 1862.
To commemorate the sesquicentenary of the safe arrival of the whole party back in Adelaide, the Stuart Society will, on Sunday January 20th 2013 at 2.00 p.m., hold an afternoon event at a recently opened exhibition, curated by History SA.
This exhibition will be the most complete and thorough exhibition of matters related to Stuart ever held.
We will inspect the exhibition and then gather for afternoon tea in the adjacent chapel in the grounds of the Migration Museum, Kintore Ave, Adealide.
A formal notice will appear later; please note the proposed Adelaide Town Hall Gala Event has been cancelled, and replaced with this function.