Light Square/ Wauwi

The Surveyor of Adelaide, Colonel William Light, has his grave and memorial in the centre of this Square. This is a State Heritage Place in recognition of the importance of his contribution to the City of Adelaide, which is now a National Heritage Place “The Adelaide Park Lands and City Layout”.

There are also events held in this Square including the annual ceremony in celebration of Light’s birthday.

Fun Fact

Over 500 zombies meet at the Square each year as part of the annual global zombie walk.

Did you know

Colonel Light is the only person to be ‘'legally'’ buried within the City Square Mile. After dying in 1839 the Colonel was buried here.

Picture Adelaide

"I sometimes walkthrough this park on my way home from uni. I love how there is a fountain in the middle."