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Tuesday 25 June 2024
12 to 1pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
Free, booking required

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National Archives of Australia

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the National Archives of Australia :
Phone: (08) 9470 7580
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Come on an unforgettable journey through time to look at a selection of posters from the national archival collection. What stories can they tell, or secrets do they shed on events of the time?

Posters are not just an eye-catching visual but can also tell a compelling narrative of their era and offer insights into the cultural, social, and political landscapes of Australian history.

From stirring propaganda to iconic advertisements find out more about the stories attached to them. 

In the meantime, why not have a read a story about the State Library's poster collection? Signs of the times: Posters in the State Library's collection.

Image: NAA: A462, 302/5/2


How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by, near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid (metered) street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available on the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

Find out more about the cafe and resident organisations at the State Library.


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