Getting Here & Around
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History & Culture
Parks and Reserves
Bay Discovery Centre
The Bay Discovery Centre is a Social History Museum celebrating the cultural heritage of South Australia housed in the iconic Town Hall in the heart of Glenelg.
The City of Holdfast Bay was formed in 1997 through the amalgamation of the City Councils of Brighton and Glenelg. Both townships were established on Indigenous Kaurna land with the first European settlers arriving in 1836 in Glenelg. The Proclamation document was read on 28 December 1836.
Old Gum Tree
Glenelg is recognised as the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia. Each year on 28 December, the Proclamation document is read at the site of the Old Gum Tree.
Glenelg Air-Raid Shelter
The Glenelg Air-Raid Shelter was built in 1942 as part of a WWII communications network. It now houses exhibitions and memorabilia which tell the stories of Holdfast Bay and its residents during the various wars including WWII.
The Holdfast Bay History Centre aims to promote an awareness of our City’s history and heritage
Aboriginal Culture & History
The City of Holdfast Bay acknowledges Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We respect their spiritual relationship with country that has developed over thousands of years, and the cultural heritage and beliefs that remain important to Kaurna People today.