Wellington Square / Kudnartu

Wellington Square / Kudnartu

Kudnartu (also known as Kudnarto) was the name of a Kaurna ancestor from the Clare district.  As well as being a Kaurna ancestor, her marriage to Tom Adams was the first official Aboriginal/settler marriage in South Australia.  Arthur Wellesley was the first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), defeated Napolean at Waterloo and was responsible for Colonel Light’s appointment.

Take a closer look at the Adelaide Park Lands on this map.



Fun Fact

Colonel William Light, a member of the Street Naming Committee, had briefly served under Wellington as a junior staff officer.

Did You Know?

After protests in 1923, women could play golf on Saturdays until 12.30pm and after 3pm!

Picture Adelaide 2040

"I have been blessed to have Welly Sq as my front yard on and off for the last 30 years."