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Loyal Dog from Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio Pu Songling 1640 to 1715 Coloured drawing 1851 to 1908 Image courtesy of Shandong Provincial Library

One mountain, one river, one sage: Treasures from the Shandong Library

Date: 7 September 2018 to 20 January 2019

Location: State Library Gallery and Treasures Wall

From the home of Confucius, Shandong Province, comes an exhibition steeped in 3,000 years of Chinese civilisation and history. 'One mountain, one river, one sage', a well-known Shandong saying, represents the importance of nature (Mount Tai and the Yellow River) and philosophy (Confucius) in Chinese history and culture.

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North Terrace: east to west

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Ante Chamber, Institute Building

Note: Closed public holidays

North Terrace is often referred to as Adelaide's cultural boulevard. Travel westwards from East Terrace to the top of Port Road and you will see some of our city's grandest buildings and institutions. But you are also walking through Adelaide's past - the pubs, dancehalls, shops and houses.

Most of the photographs on display are of buildings that no longer exist. From the magnificent Exhibition Building to the humble cottages of the west-end, take some time to explore North Terrace as it used to be.

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