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Part of Light’s Plan

Bragg Park / Ngampa Yarta (Park 5)

Did you know Bragg Park is named after the 1915 Nobel prize winners for Physics, WH and WL Bragg, father and son? They lived on Lefevre Terrace in the 1890s and invented the X-Ray!

photo-icon Plan of the City of Adelaide 1837 By Colonel William Light
photo-icon Sir William Henry Bragg
photo-icon Sir William Lawrence Bragg

This aerial photo from 1935 shows that some change to the road alignment has occurred in these Parks. Now known as Lefevre Road, the former extension of Lefevre Terrace has, since the early 1980s, branched more to the north-west through Kangatilla (Park 4) and Ngampa Yarta (Park 5).

The Kaurna people are the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Adelaide Plains. Ngampa Yarta, from the Kaurna language, refers to the yam daisy, thought to have been an early major food source on the Adelaide Plains. The language was last spoken on a daily basis in the 1860s, although in recent times the language has been revived.

The Adelaide Park Lands were first laid out in Colonel William Light's 1837 plan for Adelaide. In recognition of its significance, the layout of the City and Park Lands is now on the National Heritage List. Adelaide is the only City in the world completely surrounded by Park Lands. The Park Lands as designed by Light remain largely intact.

Light's model of a city surrounded by Park Lands has been used widely by other towns in Australia and overseas. It is recognised as a major influence on the Garden City movement, one of the most important western urban planning initiatives in history.

City of Adelaide acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today. We also extend that respect to other Aboriginal Language Groups and other First Nations.

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