State Library of South Australia

e-xtra - Autumn 2015 - the stories

 
 
Forecourt of the State Library of South Australia

Director's cut

Date: 12 March 2015

A century of services to children, that ominous word 'Maralinga', a prominent Adelaide businessman and a disappearing Norwood footballer.

Image of the four soldiers after preservation work is complete

Discovering a Norwood footballer with Zoom viewer

Date: 12 March 2015

The State Library returns footballer to his rightful place.

Recently the Library discovered an image in our Chamberlain Collection which revealed a fourth soldier who had not been visible since the glass plate negative had been processed.

Story time at the State Library

Education programs and adventure tours at the State Library

Date: 21 April 2015

The State Library of South Australia has developed an exciting new outreach program with generous funding from the State Library of South Australia Foundation.

Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands

News from the Friends

Date: 7 April 2015

Wednesdays @ One for 2015 got off to an outstanding start with a lively and interesting talk by Brian Oldman, Director of the SA Museum. We even moved into Museum territory, holding the talk in the Museum's Armoury Building. Mr Oldman shared his reading interests at English schools and universities, leading to his discovery of American fiction, while working in the US. He also introduced the Friends to some fascinating but little known Japanese authors and books, especially I am a Cat by Soseki Natsume, which he discovered while working in Japan.

 

Brenda Kekwick and children

One hundred years of children at the State Library of South Australia

Date: 11 March 2015

This year, we are privileged to present the retrospective exhibition of work by Dame Lynley Dodd at the State Library of South Australia. It is fitting that in 2015 we celebrate this renowned international children's author because one hundred years ago we began providing services for children.

Newly restored Institute Building on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue 2015

Our Institute Building restored to its former glory

Date: 12 March 2015

The scaffolding and fencing are gone to reveal our Institute Building standing proudly in all its glory, after the completion of the restoration project.

State Library Forecourt on Hairy Maclary Fun Day

The Day Hairy Maclary Came to Town

Date: 21 April 2015

The State Library of South Australia's forecourt was a sea of delighted children on Sunday, 29 March 2015 when Hairy Maclary came to town for the family Fun Day. The Fun Day marked the opening of the Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective exhibition at the State Library. This exhibition has been made possible with generous funding from the State Library of South Australia Foundation.

Atomic bomb test in South Australia 1953

The Whistleblower

Date: 11 March 2015

Avon Hudson was only 23 years old when he arrived in Maralinga as a RAAF leading aircraftsman in 1960. He was part of a group that set up experiments and started building heavy steel firing platforms just 200 metres from ground zero.

Entrepreneur Emanuel Solomon in 1849 as drawn by ST Gill B331

Transcribing Tales : Inside the business world of Emanuel Solomon

Date: 11 March 2015

To read these letters is to share the hopes and fears, successes and disappointments of one of our pioneer merchants, and to see at close quarters, through the eye of a shrewd observer, the fabric of commercial life during a momentous period of South Australian history-so wrote Archivist George Pitt in a 1940 report to the Libraries Board about a donation of some 400 pages of letters written by Emanuel Solomon a hundred years previously.

 
 

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