Other material on Don Bradman in Library collections

Whilst the Bradman Exhibition is now housed at the Adelaide Oval, there is still considerable material by and about Don Bradman held in the State Library of South Australia, and in other libraries around Australia.

Search the Library's catalogues for material relating to Don Bradman

Material held by the State Library of South Australia is listed in the Library catalogue.

Some items are on the open shelves, however, the majority of State Library material is in storage and is retrieved by staff. Use the Library Catalogue to find and request the items you want. Most items are stored onsite and will be delivered to collection points within the hour.

The pamphlet Sir Donald Bradman compiled by Prue McDonald and Neil Thomas (Adelaide, Libraries Board of SA, 1997) is a bibliography of published and archival material held by the Library as at 1997, and includes a select list of articles from The Advertiser newspaper 1932-1949 and 1986-1997.

Somerville Reading Room

Some State Library material, including the Bradman scrapbooks can only be viewed in the Somerville Reading Room.

Somerville Reading Room conditions of use

Requests to view these, and other heritage items can be made in person at the Information Desk, by telephone (08) 8207 7250 (South Australian country callers 1800 182 013), via email info@slsa.sa.gov.au  or via the Library’s Ask Us online enquiry form.

Newspaper and periodical articles

There are a number of databases which can help locate articles written about Don Bradman in newspapers and periodicals. For more detail see the Library’s eResources.

Also, a range of Australian newspapers covering the period of Bradman’s playing career have been digitised by the National Library and can be searched online Trove.

Material held in other libraries around Australia

To locate material held in other Australian Libraries, search the National Library’s Trove. Trove provides integrated access to over 45 million items from a range of the National Library’s collaborative services and from elsewhere, including; the Australian National Bibliographic Database (containing location information from more than 1,200 Australian libraries), Picture Australia, Music Australia, the Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts, and some overseas sources.

Sound recordings and moving images in the National Film and Sound Archive collection

The National Film and Sound Archive collects and preserves Australia’s moving images and sound recordings and holds quite a lot of footage on Don Bradman, including Movietone News segments. The NFSA is located in Canberra, but there is an Access Centre in each capital city, where copies of much of the material in their collections can be viewed.

The State Library is the Access Centre for South Australia.

Search the NFSA collection online to find the material you are interested in and then contact the State Library to arrange access: