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Adelaide Railway Station Construction

State Government Photographer

History Trust of South Australia

History Trust of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia

This shows the new Railway Station under construction. Premier and Minister of Railways, John Gunn, laid the foundation stone of the new Adelaide Station, on 24 August 1926. The building was completed in June 1928. The total cost is unknown but probably exceeded £800,000 ($1,600,000). The building has 30 Ionic columns and thousands of square metres of polished granite and reinforced concrete.
Sources:
V. Branson & T. Goulding, Landmarks of Adelaide: A Sketchbook, (1988), J.M. Dent Pty Ltd, Melbourne
R.I. Jennings, W.A. Webb, South Australian Railways Commissioner 1922-30: A political, economic and social biography, (1973), Nesfield Press, North Plympton
S. Marsden, P. Stark, & P. Sumerling, Heritage of the City of Adelaide: An Illustrated Guide, (1990), The Corporation of the City of Adelaide, Adelaide

Details

  • Title: Adelaide Railway Station Construction
  • Creator: State Government Photographer
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium: Glass Negative

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