Wellington Square/ Kudnartu

Wellington Square exists as rectangular square, or village green, as originally envisaged and laid out by Colonel Light in his 1836 survey ‘Plan of Adelaide’. It was named on 23 May 1837 after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British general and statesman, and victor at the Battle of Waterloo, who is credited with securing the passage of the South Australia Foundation Act through the British House of Lords. 

Fun Fact

Colonel William Light, a member of the Street Naming Committee, had briefly served under Wellington as a junior staff officer.

Did you know

This Square is the most intact of all the Squares – retaining the same layout as designed by Colonel William Light.

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"I have been blessed to have Welly Sq as my front yard on and off for the last 30 years."