Explore the history of Charles Sturt with tours and walks of icons and local areas.
The village of Grange was surveyed in 1878 on a portion of 390 acres originally owned by explorer Captain Charles Sturt. His home, the Grange, is included in this tour that takes in key historic sites in this quaint seaside suburb. The tour starts and ends at the Grange Jetty and takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
Brompton is a very historic, small inner city suburb laid out in the 1840s as part of the Town of Hindmarsh. Its history, and its story, is one of numerous periods of decline and growth.
'Digging up the Dirt' is a self-guided walking tour that explores Brompton and touches on the memories of those who have called in home.
There are two options for doing the walk; either by brochure or by podtour. The walk takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and covers a distance of approximately 3kms.
Walk brochures are available from Charles Sturt libraries, including the Hindmarsh Library at 139 Port Road, and the Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green Street, Brompton.
Or you can download a brochure here:
Listen to Grant Cameron, of 891 ABC Adelaide, as he guides you around Brompton, sharing local stories with you along the way. The podtour is an mp3 audio guide that you can download on to your personal mp3 player by clicking on the link below. You will also need to download the walk map to use with the podtour.
Digging Up the Dirt - Full Version (45206 kb) (full file for broadband)
Don't have an mp3 but still want to take the podtour? Library users can borrow an Ipod with the podtour already loaded from Hindmarsh Library, 139 Hindmarsh Road, Hindmarsh.
'Digging up the Dirt' podtour was developed in partnership with 891 ABC Adelaide, and supported by a grant from the History Trust of South Australia.