Adelaide Museum

The heritage museum in Adelaide is a national monument dating back to the 1860's. A colonial era house, it has numerous collections of glass, porcelain, silver and more, showing how people lived in those times.

Adelaide's origins date back to 1835 when a British officer, Captain Alexander Boswell Armstrong established a military encampment which he named Fort Adelaide after the wife of King William IV. Despite the earlier English settlers, later a large number of Scottish and Afrikaans people arrived. The Scottish were the first to erect a church in the area.  Adelaide is an important centre of wool and sheep farming. Beef, mutton, venison and citrus are important industries with a specialised abattoir for venison operating centrally providing much needed employment to the local residents.