State Library of South Australia

Sir Hubert Wilkins: An extraordinary South Australian - for Groups

Date: 5 September 2017 to 19 September 2017

An extraordinary South Australian

Meet this pioneering South Australian, born at Mount Bryan East in 1888, who was better known overseas than in Australia.

Cost: free, bookings essential
Duration: 90 minutes, includes a 30 minute walking tour
Location: Tuesdays:Institute Building foyer | Fridays: Main building glass foyer
Capacity: 20 adults
Facilitator: Librarians
Bookings: Phone: 8207 7239 or email us

Marvel at his exploits as a polar explorer, submariner and aviator, writer, photographer and cinematographer, World War 1 correspondent, naturalist, geographer and climatologist. Discover details of his life and times through our collection materials.

This program provides a unique opportunity to see some of the original materials close up.

A 30 minute walking tour includes the heritage Mortlock Wing, Spence Wing and Treasures Wall exhibition area.

Things to do after the tour

After the tour you may like to view our current exhibition: From Outback to Outer Space: Woomera 1955-1980 or relax with refreshments or a light meal in our friendly cafe.

Plan your visit and view our open hour.

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