In this publication some of South Australia's finest buildings and monuments are showcased in all their splendour. Along with its stunning visual representation, there are highlights of each building or monument's history and structural features. South Australia's free settlement is unique among the states. From the vision of the founding forefathers to its traditional and conservative history of town planners, conscientious efforts were made to preserve the architectural grace and character of Adelaide and its environs. Colonel William Light's statue stands sentinel on Montefiore Hill pointing to the classic lines of the Adelaide Oval by the River Torrens, and the parade of magnificent buildings to be found along North Terrace. The treasures continue far beyond the bounds of Adelaide city's CBD, with examples such as Townsend House, the Hahndorf Academy and Auchendarroch House.