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MICEBTN - FEBRUARY 2015 • Page 29 SOuTH AuSTRAlIA dodransbicentennial for City of Adelaide THE CITY of Adelaide this year is cele- brating its dodransbicentennial which, as everyone knows, means it is having its 175th birthday, although Adelaide as an entity is a little older. The birthday means happenings throughout 2015 will add to Adelaide’s vibrancy. Long the home of the Kaurna Aboriginal nation, Adelaide began to attract European settlers in the 1830s and the state of South Australia was proclaimed in Glenelg on December 28, 1836. In 1840, around 2000 residents signed a petition for the rights and privileges of their own council, with civic powers to benefit the community. As a result, on October 31 that year, Australia’s first local government was formed with the election of a mayor, three aldermen and 15 councillors. At the time, town clerk Thomas Wosnop commented that because the council members were influential people who had come from within the community, “very great expectations were formed as a result of their joint exertions”. On the web: www.ade- laidecitycouncil.com The River Deck, Adelaide Festival Centre The River deck proves a winner DEMONSTRATING the huge scope of venues in the Adelaide Festival Centre, one of the smaller spac- es has been in big demand over summer. The River Deck Bar has been a popular venue for live music, draw- ing crowds on balmy evenings. As its name suggests, the bar offers pleasant views of the river and riverbank precinct.