Isabel Story, Community Engagement Librarian
By 1910 travel for leisure was on the rise. A tourist bureau was set up to market South Australia to locals and attract interstate visitors.
In the mid-1930s paid annual leave was gradually introduced. Rail travel, bus and boat tours became popular. Car ownership and caravans put holiday escapes within reach of many, not just the well-to-do.
Thousands of travel posters, brochures, postcards were produced. Many of these items survive in the Library’s collections and are featured in today’s program.
Image: Charabanc parked in front of the Intelligence and Tourist Bureau, King William St, 1926. SLSA: B 3996
To keep our staff and customers safe we will continue to follow the physical distancing and recommended hygiene guidelines outlined by the State Government COVID-19 regulations.When entering the library, please sanitise your hands at the sanitiser stations provided.
Discover our collections through monthly themed presentations that include stories, slides, and access to special items from the collections of the State Library.