Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. NORWOOD is one of Adelaide’s most historic inner urban areas. It was first surveyed in 1847. It is east of the city and is known for its early colonial cottages and architecture. The Township of Norwood was named after Norwood in London.

Quote from Geoff Manning’s INSIGHT INTO SOUTH AUSTRALIAN HISTORY – “In July 1905 the trustees of the will of the late George Scarfe purchased the Gillard vineyard in William Street for the purpose of erecting cottage homes in accordance with the provisions of the will. Ten cottages were completed and were occupied by ‘indigent literary and commercial men over the age of 65’. There were four semi-detached double-fronted cottages, the remainder being single ones; all were provided with conveniences in the form of larders,cellarettes,cupboards,dressers,wardrobes, coppers, tanks, wood sheds, etc.”

These properties now form part of the ECH retirement living community and it is in one of these that I have happily lived for over 10 years.

Scarfe Cottage Homes 1906With my next trip fast approaching it is comforting to know that my home and garden will be in good hands.

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