State Library of South Australia

Stop Press: Newspapers in our history

Date: 13 April 2018 to 27 April 2018

Time: 1 to 2:30pm

Location: Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio (in the Hub)

Note: Free entry, bookings essential. 2 sessions available.

Printing Office at Port Lincoln PRG 280 1 4419

A Live & Learn program | Enjoy stories and images from our South Australian collections, find out how to access newspapers online, and go behind-the-scenes to see newsprint turned into microfilm.

The history of our state's newspapers is a fascinating one, from Robert Thomas arriving with his printing press in 1836 to online access via Trove. A slideshow will bring our early newspaper history to life, including tales of the Register and South Australia's first salaried female journalist, Catherine Helen Spence. We will then discover how to access online newspapers and databases via the State Library website and catalogue with hands-on access to Community Learning iPads. Feel free to BYO device.

We will go behind-the-scenes to the Mortlock Wing basement where newsprint is turned into microfilm, and discover the access points to microfilm and other newspapers in the Spence Wing.

Image caption: Printing Office at Port Lincoln [PRG/280/1/44/195]

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