State Library of South Australia

History festival at the State Library

Date: 24 May 2018 to 31 May 2018

Location: North Tce, Adelaide

Note: Free entry, some bookings essential

SA History Festival May 2018

This year the State Library hosts a range of events as part of the South Australia's History Festival 2018.

15 May: Coaches: Champions, Characters & Catastrophes - CANCELLED

A panel discussion regarding all things coaches. Who is the best? The infamous sackings! And, the role of the modern coach. This event is in partnership with SANFL History Centre.


24 May: SANFL Stories: the weird and wonderful history of footy in SA

Remember the time when.... Hear from a panel of SANFL tragics and experts on the incredible and sometimes puzzling moments of our 141 year history. Audience participation most welcome. This event is in partnership with SANFL History Centre.

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25 May: Noble & Notorious: Forgotten women from Proclamation to WW1

Why did Mary Thomas give up her bed for a printing press? What was it about the wealthy Mrs Herbert Fisher, aka Thistle Anderson, that both scandalised and entranced Adelaide society in the early 1900s? Why do 21st century South Australians owe so much to Mary Lee, Augusta Zadow and Kate Cocks? What terrible events placed Elizabeth Woolcock and Mary Schippan in the public eye? Why did all those WW1 soldiers love Mrs Seager?

Join us as we remember a few of South Australia's many forgotten women. Whether they were shining lights, sinners, or sinned against, their stories are well worth hearing. This program includes a close look at relevant special items from our collections.

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Past events

28 & 29 April: Open Doors

Date: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April
Sessions: 10:15 and 11:15am
Explore the State Library's buildings from the oldest to newest - the 1860 Institute Building, the Mortlock Wing, and the modern Spence Wing basement. A chance to see behind the scenes with Library specialist staff.

8 May: The wonderful world of wine

Wine and winemaking are an integral part of the South Australian story. Our reputation as the wine state is reflected in the State Library's impressive collections of wine related material.

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