Model Suburb

The Adelaide suburb of Colonel Light Gardens is like Australia’s answer to Pleasantville.

Think wide, winding tree-lined streets, 1920s bungalows, and the odd Stepford Wife-alike.

Originally, the land – about 7km south of the CBD – was used for an army camp. Now it’s internationally recognised as a model garden suburb.

But it’s what’s behind the suburb’s glossy façade that really makes it interesting …

Presenters: Carla Caruso & James Elsby
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This podcast is an independent production. We received a Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant from the City of Mitcham to help produce it.

For more on Colonel Light Gardens' history, check out this state heritage page: