State Library of South Australia

From Outback to Outer Space: Woomera 1955-1980 self guided experience

Date: 28 August 2017 to 3 November 2017

Location: Meet at Treasures Wall, Level 1 Spence Wing

Note: Free, bookings essential. Guide resources provided free of charge.

Woomera self guided experience

Visit to take a closer look at an exciting new exhibition From Outback to Outer Space: Woomera 1955-1980.

Suitability: years 4 to 7
Duration: 60 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday (closed Public holidays ) No tours during school holidays
Times: Book for 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30 sessions. Walk-in after 1.30pm
Resources: Collect 'Enquiry Cards' from Information desk, Level 1 Spence Wing
30 students maximum
Supervision: 1:6
Facilitator: Teachers. Please organise students into pairs.
Bag storage: Bring a crate for student belongings that can remain with you during your visit.

About the exhibition

Woomera put Australia into the space age. This exhibition will not only tell the story of that journey into the stars, but also what life was like for the men, women and children who lived on the ground. Presented by the State Library of South Australia and the National Archives of Australia.

Woomera cards - your self-guided tour helperWoomera exhibition guide cards

We've designed a pack of cards to encourage closer looking and develop skills of observation, description and interpretation.

One pack of cards will be provided per student as a take-home memento for classes that book into this program.

Teacher Guidelines can be found here.

Although the exhibition is open until November 10th, between November 6 and 10 the Treasures Wall display will not be available.

Register for Term 3

Planning ahead? Register for Term 4

Event contact details

Contact: Community Learning Team

Phone: 8207 7239


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