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The official handover of "Attunga" by Otto von Rieben to the City of Burnside.
Attunga 1944 B49775
Official party at "Attunga" to inspect the gift of Otto von Rieben to the City of Burnside: l-r Rt. Hon Lord Mayor, Mr. R. Walker; Chief Sec. Mr. Lyell McEwin; Premier Mr. Thomas Playford; Mayor Mr. Philip R. Claridge; Mr Otto Von Rieben; Miss Gertrude Engelhart (von Rieben's niece); Mrs Philip R. Claridge; Cr. T.R. Mellor

Attunga was a mansion which now forms part of a hospital.

The mansion was built by Benjamin Burford in 1900 on 4.5 acres (1.8ha) at 120 Kensington Road, in what was then Rose Park, (an inner eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia). Containing 14 rooms, the two storey house is the largest and most extravagant mansion built in the area that became known as the suburb of Toorak Gardens. With Burford's death in 1905, the property was bought by an investor from Broken Hill, Otto Georg Ludwig von Rieben. While maintaining and paying particular attention to the property, von Rieben eventually settled at "Pomona" at Mt Lofty in the Adelaide Hills.

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