Montefiore Hill


Australia, Australia, City of Adelaide

Montefiore Hill is a small hill in North Adelaide, South Australia, named after Jacob Montefiore, a Jewish Colonising Commissioner who was a cousin of the British philanthropist, Moses Montefiore. It offers a vantage point over Adelaide Oval, Memorial Drive Tennis Courts, the northern sections of the Adelaide Parklands, and the Adelaide city centre. It is said to be where surveyor-general Colonel William Light stood in 1837 and pointed at the location of what would one day become the city of Adelaide. Light is often quoted as having said at the time, "This is the place for a city". However, there is some evidence that the location may have been near the corner of North and West terraces. Behind this statue is Aquinas College, which is affiliated with the University of Adelaide.