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    "The Streets and Police Regulation" is in the Register,
    24 February 1844, page 2d.
    The Register of
    9 July 1845, page 3d says:

    Also see South Australia - Police.

    An informative letter on "The Public Roads" is in the Register,
    21 November 1849 (supp.).
    Also see South Australia - Transport.

    An "increase in footpads" is reported in the Adelaide Times,
    12 May 1852, page 2f
    while the streets are described on
    3 April 1852, page 3c.

    A letter from a citizen complaining about the general condition of the city's streets is in the Register,
    27 April 1854, page 3g:

    "Street Making" is in the Register,
    24 May 1854, page 2d.

    "A Street Grievance" is in the Observer,
    26 February 1859, page 1b (supp.):

    An editorial on "street rows" under the heading "Brute Force" is in the Observer, 10 December 1859, page 5f:

    "Water Troughs for Horses" is in the Register,
    18 March 1862, page 2f,
    20 and 29 May 1862, pages 3c and 2g,
    3 June 1862, page 3e.

    "Horsebreaking in the Public Streets" is in the Register,
    25 October 1862, page 2d,
    25 October 1862, page 5b.

    "A Street Preaching Disturbance" is in the Register,
    6 and 8 February 1865, pages 2f and 2g.

    "The Recent Street Robberies" is in the Express,
    20 July 1866, page 3d.

    The main streets of Adelaide are described in the Register,
    28 November 1867, page 2 (supp.)

    "Street Nuisances" is in the Observer,
    8 February 1868, page 12g.
    Also see Public Nuisances

    Photographs of early Adelaide are in the Observer,
    13 January 1912, page 29.

    Under the heading "Education of the Poor" the Advertiser of 17 August 1868, page 2d says:

    Also see South Australia - Education.

    "Dog Shooting in the Streets" is the cause for complaint in the Register,
    13 April 1869, page 2h.
    Also see Public Nuisances.

    Graffiti in the form of indecent writing on walls and pavements is abhorred in the Register, 16 September 1869, page 3g:

    On 25 January 1870, page 6d the Register prints certain impressions of South Australia by Rev J. Maughan made whilst he was holidaying in England; with tongue in cheek he talks of the temperate climate and takes a side-swipe at the condition of Adelaide's streets in winter:

    On 15 June 1870, page 3c Rev Maughan responded and said "had I seen the report before it was reproduced in your columns I should certainly have had it corrected." Appended to his letter is an outline of the speech he delivered in England.

    On 7 June 1872, page 5b a correspondent to the Register described the streets as:

    The situation had not improved by 1874 and on 22 May at page 4g of the Register a citizen proclaimed:

    A sketch of Howell's Corner is in the Illustrated Adelaide Post,
    3 October 1873, page 1; also see
    23, 24 and 28 January 1918, pages 6e, 4e and 4e.

    "Street Mismanagement" is in the Register,
    12 June 1878, page 4f:

    "The Streets on Wednesday" (24 December) is in the Register,
    26 December 1879,
    "Preparing for Christmas" and "Christmas Eve in Adelaide" on
    24 and 25 December 1884, pages 6d and 5g.
    Similar reports follow on an annual basis in later years.
    Photographs taken on Christmas Eve are in the Chronicle,
    31 December 1904, page 28.
    Also see SA - Christmas in South Australia.

    "The Streets" is in the Chronicle,
    27 December 1879, page 22f.

    "Street Traffic and Street Authorities" is in the Register,
    7 July 1879, page 4c.

    An interesting account of "Some of My Neighbours" in a back street of Adelaide is in the Register,
    24 April 1880, page 5g.

    "When are our foul gutters to be cleaned?" is one of several complaints made by a correspondent to the Register on 6 November 1880, page 7b.

    A cartoon on Adelaide's streets is in The Lantern,
    21 June 1884, page 1.

    "The City Footpaths" is in the Register,
    6 December 1881, page 4d.

    "A Citizen's Grievances" is in the Register,
    22 December 1881, page 1f (supp.).

    "The State of Our Streets From a Woman's Point of View" is in the Chronicle,
    15 September 1883, page 12c.

    "Crying the Streets", an article on the efficacy or otherwise of street processions, is in the Chronicle,
    6 June 1885, page 5a.

    "The Women of the White Cross - A Night in the Streets of Adelaide" is in the Register,
    28 December 1885:

    Also see Adelaide - Prostitution.

    A poem titled "The Boot Black's Song" is in The Lantern,
    12 June 1886, page 19.

    Match sellers on the city streets are discussed in the Express,
    27 December 1887, page 4e.

    An objection to perambulators in the "principal business thoroughfares of the city" is expressed in the Register, 27 July 1888, page 3g.

    Coffee stalls are discussed in the Advertiser,
    11 February 1890, page 3g,
    1 September 1897, page 5b.
    Also see Adelaide - Coffee Taverns.

    "Hideous Advertising Boards" is in the Register,
    4 August 1890, page 3f:

    Also see South Australia - Transport - Roads.

    "Aesthetic Rules - Hoardings and Verandahs" is in the Express,
    28 August 1911, page 4b,
    "Hoardings and Civic Beauty" in the Register,
    26 April 1912, page 4d. Also see
    8 May 1926, page 47b under "Removal of Hoardings" and South Australia - Transport - Roads.

    "Street Accidents" is in the Register,
    10 September 1896, page 4g.

    "Dynamite in the Streets" is in the Register,
    12 and 14 December 1896, pages 5a-5f and 5c.

    "Flowers and Flower Selling" is in the Register,
    2 September 1902, page 4f.

    A lengthy report on "Disturbance in the Streets" and an editorial appears in the Register,
    22, 23, 24 and 28 March 1904, pages 6a, 4c-8a-d, 3d and 4c.

    "Lovely Adelaide - Australia's Beauty Spot" is in the Advertiser,
    11 June 1904, page 8g,
    "Beautifying the City" on
    13 June 1904, page 4c.

    Under the heading "Disfigurement of Adelaide" a correspondent to the Register on 11 May 1904 at page 4f says:

    Also see South Australia - Transport - Roads.

    "Waifs and Strays" on the streets is the subject of comment in the Advertiser,
    14 and 15 June 1904, pages 4f and 9d.
    "Keeping the Children off the Streets" is in the Express,
    17 January 1906, page 2d.
    To counter juvenile delinquency and "young girls [being] recruited to the ranks of fallen sisterhood" a curfew bell is suggested in the Register, 10 January 1914, page 7g.
    Also see SA - Social Matters.

    A correspondent to the Register on 21 March 1905, page 6f ventures the following opinion:

    "Adelaide's Muddy Streets - City Surveyor Explains" is in the Register,
    1 August 1905, page 3c; also see
    8 and 12 August 1905, pages 3h and 6g.

    Photographs of street collections are in the Observer,
    30 December 1905, page 28.

    Photographs are in the Chronicle,
    15 December 1906, page 10 (supp.),
    21 December 1907, page 3 (supplement).

    A correspondent to the Register on 15 February 1909, page 6c takes umbrage at the civic authorities:

    "Public Conveniences for Adelaide" is in the Advertiser,
    19 January 1910, page 10b.

    Photographs of wood-blocking are in the Chronicle,
    16 July 1910, page 32,
    of a tar spreader on
    28 January 1911, page 29.

    "Standard Verandahs" is in the Register,
    15 August 1911, page 4f,
    "Are Balconies Doomed" on
    19 and 25 August 1911, pages 13a and 4e,
    29 September 1911, page 5a.

    "Controlling Street Traffic" is in the Register,
    6 May 1911, page 12i.
    "Street Accidents" is in the Register,
    22 July 1912, page 6d,
    "Among the Noises" on
    11, 15 and 17 February 1913, pages 6d, 6e and 10c,
    "Business Streets in 1863" on
    6 June 1913, page 15a,
    "Controlling Street Traffic" on
    10 January 1914, page 13e,
    "Street Traffic" on
    3 September 1914, page 5d.
    Photographs of police traffic control are in the Chronicle,
    26 August 1916, page 30.
    Also see Motor Cars & Traffic.

    Regulating street traffic is discussed in the Register,
    26 January 1916, pages 4d-5a,
    "Problems of City Traffic" on
    13 March 1920, page 9c.
    "City Traffic" is in the Register,
    26 and 27 May 1925, pages 8b and 9a,
    "Traffic Control" on
    29 and 31 July 1925, pages 8e and 11f.
    Information on and a photograph of a "Stop-Go" traffic signal are in the Register,
    21 December 1927, page 10,
    "New Traffic Signals" on
    9 February 1928, page 9b,
    "Traffic Control" on
    21 March 1928, page 15e,
    "Traffic Extermination" on
    18 and 19 April 1928, pages 8c and 8h.
    Also see Motor Cars and Traffic.

    "A Few West Adelaide Memories" is in the Observer,
    1 July 1916, page 32b,
    "Memories of the Early Days" on
    25 November 1916, page 48c.

    "Rain and Revelry - Aquatics in City Streets" is in the Register,
    14 March 1917, page 7b,
    "Pedestrians and Street Traffic" on
    31 May 1918, page 6d.

    "After Dark - Wednesday Night in the City" is in the Register,
    26 June 1919, page 7c.

    "Renumbering of Streets" is in the Register,
    22 July 1919, page 7h.

    "Old Time Memories" of King William, Grenfell, Pirie, Franklin and Flinders Streets and Victoria Square is in the Register,
    2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 October 1919, pages 5f, 4d, 5f, 5c and 5b,
    6 and 13 November 1919, pages 5c and 5d,
    4 and 11 December 1919, pages 4f and 5c.

    Photographs of "back yards and lanes" are in The Critic,
    30 September 1914, page 12; also see
    7 October 1914, page 14.

    "The Begging Blind - Painful Blot on City Streets" is in The Mail,
    21 August 1920, page 2d.

    "The City's Traffic - Need for North-South Arteries" is in the Express,
    26 and 29 May 1922, pages 2f and 2c.

    "New Safety Zones" is in the Register,
    9 September 1922, page 8f.

    "Keep to the Left! - A Comedy of the Streets" is in the Advertiser,
    16 December 1922, page 11e,
    "Street Dangers" on
    8 March 1924, page 12h.

    "City Traffic Problems" is in the Register,
    10 July 1923, page 8d,
    26 and 27 May 1925, pages 8b-9a and 9a,
    29 and 31 July 1925, pages 8e and 11f,
    "Safety Zones and Traffic Cops" on
    23 May 1922, page 7c,
    "Safety Zones" in the Register,
    31 July 1923, page 9b,
    28 May 1925, page 8f.
    "Silent Traffic Cops" in the Register,
    19 February 1929, page 7c.

    "The Gentle Jay Walker" is in the Register,
    31 July 1923, page 8d,
    7, 8, 9 and 17 August 1923, pages 12b, 13e, 7i and 17c,
    7, 9, 14 and 18 August 1923, pages 12a, 9d, 8b-13a and 12i-22d,
    12 and 29 February 1924, pages 8h and 12d,
    5 and 11 March 1924, pages 20d and 13a,
    16 and 29 February 1924, pages 13g and 11i,
    13 December 1927, page 8f,
    26 January 1928, page 10b,
    15 August 1928, page 17e.
    27 July 1929, page 19c.

    "Jaywalking to Railway Station - Subway Scheme Proposed" is in the Register,
    12 July 1928, page 5b.

    "Unsightly Street Poles" is in The News,
    30 August 1923, page 6c.

    "Street Traffic" is in the Advertiser,
    15 November 1924, page 12h.

    "City Growing Up - Telephone Department Digging Down" is in the Register,
    19 May 1927, page 11d.
    Also see South Australia - Telephones.

    Information on a shoe shiner is in The News,
    12 January 1928, page 16d,
    "Adelaide's Last Four Shoe-Shiners" is in The Mail,
    7 December 1929, page 28;
    information on the first "shoeblack" in Adelaide is in the Advertiser,
    18 December 1929, page 24e.

    "Noises of the Night - Nerve-Racking Torture" is in The Mail,
    7 July 1928, page 12c.

    "Motley Streets - Improving the Skyline" is in the Register,
    10 January 1929, page 12a.

    "Adelaide Needs More Streets" is in The News,
    15 July 1929, page 6c.

    "Trees in Streets" is in the Advertiser,
    9 July 1929, page 18d.

    "Adelaide's 34 George Sreets - Confusing Duplication" is in the Advertiser,
    13 October 1932, page 8i.

    "Pies and Pioneers - Adelaide's Caravan Cafes" is in the Advertiser,
    23 June 1934, page 9e.
    Also see Cafes and Restaurants .

    A "War on Elms" in the city and suburbs is reported in the Advertiser,
    27 June 1934, page 21b.

    "Safety Zones at Tram Stops" is in the Advertiser,
    23 January 1935, pages 16f-17g.
    Also see Adelaide - Electric Trams.

    "Vanished Street Criers of Adelaide" is in the Advertiser,
    3 November 1934, page 9i.

    "Sins of Adelaide's Roadusers" is in The News,
    3 January 1936, page 4f.

    "Former Names of City Corners" is in The News,
    10 January 1936, page 4e.

    "Traffic Lights for the City" is in The News,
    14 April 1936, page 5h,
    9, 13 and 14 April 1937, pages 5a, 1c-7c and 6g,
    12 August 1937, pages 6g-7a.

    "Fashioning a City of Boulevards" is in the Advertiser,
    12 December 1936, page 11c.

    "Old-Time Street Characters" is in The News,
    13 and 16 October 1936, pages 4d and 6e.

    "Police Urge Rundle Street Traffic Ban" is in the Advertiser,
    8 and 24 May 1937, pages 25f and 16d.

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