Adelaide Australia Temple
89th operating temple
Physical Address53–59 Lower Portrush Road
Marden, South Australia 5070
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 23
Marden, SA 5070
Telephone: (61) 08-8363-8000
Fax: (61) 08-8363-8014
Announcement: 17 March 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 29 May 1999 by Vaughn J. Featherstone
Public Open House: 3–10 June 2000
Dedication: 15 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site: 6.94 acres.
Exterior Finish: Snow white granite of Campolonghi, Italy.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 10,700 square feet.
Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone of the Seventy and president of the Australia/New Zealand Area presided at the groundbreaking services for the Adelaide Australia Temple. He requested that local saints serve willingly and joyfully in the temple. He labeled the temple a wonderful credit to the members in Adelaide who have "for years and years traveled between 15 and 20 hours each way to the Sydney temple." By demonstrating a commitment to temple attendance, the Adelaide members "surely merit a temple in their midst."1
1. Phillip Howes, "Rain, clouds in Adelaide do not dampen spirits during groundbreaking," Church News 5 Jun. 1999: 3.