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Athens of the South

Melbourne: He's from the Athens of the South. (If challenged, add) Melbourne had the largest Greek population outside Athens.

Contributor's comments: Adelaide has been called the "Athens of the South" since foundation, with colonists' and visitors' alike revelling in the potential of the free and planned city. The term again rose to prominence during the premiership of Don Dunstan. His proclaimed vision was to release Adelaide from the puritanical restrictions of the Playfordian era, and re-establish Adelaide as the Athens of the South.