State Library of South Australia

Ship Ahoy! Tales of shore & riverbank

Date: 4 May 2018 to 18 May 2018

Time: 1 to 2:30pm

Location: Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio (in the Hub)

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

Building barges at Arnold Reserve Mannum PRG 1258 2 901

A Live & Learn program | Marvel at our maritime history in a slideshow from our South Australian collections, be hands-on with some special collection items, and discover the shipping collections in the Spence Wing.

South Australia's maritime history is explored in a slideshow, highlighting the City of Adelaide clipper ship of 1864 which is now back in Port Adelaide. In stormy seas we are shipwrecked on the Admella and find the Library's connections with SS Titanic. In gentler waters we encounter rivercraft from paddle steamers to Popeye, and revisit childhood memories of classic books on boating.

A selection of Library resources will be available for hands-on viewing. Special items include historic shipboard diaries and menus, special collections of shipping photographs, rare books and a children's board game.

We will visit the Mortlock Wing to see images of bark canoes built by Indigenous Australians, view historic charts, then explore the Paul McGuire Maritime Library and other shipping resources in the family history area of the Spence Wing.

Image caption: Building barges at Arnold Reserve, Mannum [PRG 1258/2/901]

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