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The Edmund Wright Trail

Join Keith Conlon on the Edmund Wright Trail via YouTube.

Many South Australians would have seen Edmund Wright House, the ornate old bank building on King William Street, but we’re hardly acquainted with the other work of the colonial architect that it honours.

The building itself was saved from demolition in 1971 by a long and growing campaign, and that community concern led to the first Heritage Protection legislation in South Australia in 1978.

Keith, who chairs the South Australian Heritage Council, takes us on a tour of five of the most prominent places Edmund Wright co-designed. You can easily walk the trail in under one hour, as the buildings are all on King William Street in Adelaide. With your mobile device in hand you can learn more about the buildings – all State Heritage Places. Or take the armchair tour!

The videos were made as a joint initiative of the History Trust of South Australia and the South Australian Heritage Council.

Parliament House

Edmund Wright House

Bank of Adelaide

Adelaide Town Hall

Adelaide General Post Office