State Library of South Australia

Anyone for cricket? - for individuals

Date: 13 October 2017

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Location: Meet in the main entrance glass foyer

Note: Free, bookings essential

People playing cricket Alberton Oval circa 1920 PRG 1316 4 103

This presentation explores highlights of the amazing range of cricket themed material in our collections, from photographs and scorecards to a Don Bradman scrapbook.

Duration: 90 minutes, includes a 30 minute walking tour
Capacity: 20 adults
Facilitator: Community Learning Librarians

From its earliest days, cricket has been an integral part of the life and times of South Australia. Come discover highlights of the amazing range of cricket themed material in the State Library's collections, and enjoy a unique opportunity to see some of our original materials close up.

Even if you're not a cricket buff you'll be fascinated by the photographs and memorabilia from the State Library collections. This is a rare opportunity to view historical materials including a match program, scorecard, children's books, menus and one of "our Don Bradman" scrapbooks. We will also show you how to access our websites, oral histories and images.

This program includes a 30 minute guided walk through the heritage Mortlock Wing, contemporary Spence Wing and Treasures Wall exhibition areas where possible.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What can or can't I bring to the library?

  • Large bags need to be left at the Cloaking Room for their own safety.
  • Food and drinks (other than water) need to stay outside the Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio

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Is there a cost?

  • These sessions are free!

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Contact: Community Learning Team

Phone: 8207 7239

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