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Welcome to Playford’s Past a virtual treasure trove of history that encompasses the lives, events and changes in the City of Playford.

Discover how this area, once dusty agricultural plains is evolving into the new CBD of the north.

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The birth of a new city, generations ahead of its time was created on unused land to the north of Adelaide.  With open spaces, provisions for the technical age, parking areas, suitably located places for business and attractive shopping centres, the land was rapidly turned into a modern city.

It was a venture that only imagination, hard work and audacity could bring to fruition.  It was called the City of Tomorrow, now known as Elizabeth.

Explore Elizabeth’s rich history through its planning and construction and the people who made it their home.