Park 18

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English name:  Peppermint Park

Kaurna name:  Wita Wirra (meaning "peppermint place")

Features: 

  • Himeji Japanese Garden
  • Osmond Gardens
  • three sporting fields
  • native vegetation, and
  • the South Park Lands Creek.

Bounded byGlen Osmond Road, Hutt Road and South Terrace

  Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra (Park 18)

Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra (Park 18)

See APPA's Park 18 photo album:   https://flic.kr/s/aHsk7SJkKb 

  Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra (Park 18)

Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra (Park 18)

This Park is only 8.6 hectares in size, making up not much more than 1% of the Adelaide Park Lands. 

From the 1850s to the late 1870s it was used for grazing, fire wood collection, and agistment of stock.  In the late 1860's after most of the native vegetation had been removed. it was fenced in white-painted timber post and wire.

It has been known as Park 18 since at least 1895.  Its two names – 'Peppermint Park' and 'Wita Wirra' are much more recent.  The Kaurna name Wita Wirra was assigned by the City Council in 2002. The title "Peppermint Park" is an English translation of the Kaurna name and was officially assigned to the Park only as recently as September 2017

 

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