How we became the City of Churches

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started…”

Mark Twain

The European colony in South Australia was 60 years old. On 29th December 1895, it was decided to hold a Commemoration Day. Australian settlement is complex and problematic, but this is just the story of what happened on that day. At Glenelg Beach all the surviving settlers that arrived on the Buffalo, were gathered on stage and presented to the crowds. Included was Harry Wilkins, who was the first born in the colony, just 2 days after arrival of the ship. The quest speaker was none other than author Mark Twain. Twain was visiting Australia and was brought to Adelaide for the occasion. The renowned writer adressed those gathered and during his speech described Adelaide as a City of Churches. The phrase sort of stuck. #huckleberrytown #letsmakelemonade

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