The EMU Tree, Chris Teusner
The exhibition features photographs submitted by over 60 veterans, veteran partners and war widows. These are linked to published oral histories which can be downloaded and listen to at your leisure which showcases and celebrates the lives and experiences of the participants who range in age from 54 years to 102 years. A fascinating insight and valuable documentation of our history and heritage.
Listen to the oral histories or scan the relevant QR code for each participant when visiting the exhibition.
Image: Jessie Thelma Zimmerman 107344 and brother Sydney Kinsman SX8953
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 in 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.
State Library events that are part of South Australia's History Festival