State Library of South Australia

Straight through the middle: Football in South Australia

Date: 7 June 2017 to 13 August 2017

Location: Treasures Wall, first floor Spence Wing

Note: Free entry | Closed public holidays

Kapunda footballer James Smith Pearce 1879 B7437
Kapunda footballer, James Smith Pearce, 1879, B7437

From the Far West to the South East, football has been an integral part of South Australian life.

Discover items from the State Library's collections that reflect all facets of the game in South Australia as this exhibition takes you from country to suburban footy, and from SANFL to AFL.

See the scrapbooks of Ken Farmer 'The Bradman of Goal kickers', memorabilia, banners, children's games and toys, and much more.

The siren goes on 7 June.

View the digital items of the exhibition.

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Footy Cards - your self-guided tour helperFooty cards - football in SA exhibitions helpers

We've designed a pack of Footy cards to help focus attention on aspects of the exhibition and explore objects in different ways.

Collect the cards inside the exhibition spaces. You might like to use the torch on your personal mobile device to assist with this exploration.

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