State Library of South Australia

Researching your locality

Date: 15 June 2018 to 29 June 2018

Time: 1 to 2:30pm

Location: Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio (in the Hub)

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

This image courtesy of Messenger Press B 7089 1660

A Live & Learn program | Discover how to research your older metropolitan neighbourhood or country town, be hands-on with some special collection items, and some local history resources in the Spence Wing.


As the repository of the state's documented history, the State Library is a great place to explore your older metropolitan neighbourhood or country town. Find out about the wide range of resources that you can use to build up a picture of your locality. These include postal directories, newspapers, maps, postcards, local histories and even Government Gazettes. Archival photographs, letters and diaries, and oral histories can also flesh out your local or family history.

Discover how to access many of these resources online via the State Library website and catalogue, using Community Learning iPads, or feel free to BYO device. We will also see these resources in the local and family history collections and services in the Spence Wing.

Image caption: This image courtesy of Messenger Press [B 7089/1660]

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