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Thursday 17 June 2021
1 to 2pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
Booking required

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About the presenter

Nick Gleghorn, National Archives Australia, Director South Australia.

Nick is the Director of the South Australia State Office of the National Archives of Australia. Prior to this role in 2012 Nick has held senior records management roles at Screen Australia and the Australian Film Commission.

State Library Supports

From posties, tide waiters and lighthouse keepers to jerquing officers, railway fettlers and computors, the National Archives collection holds information about many different occupations that have existed in Australia.

Come along to this seminar by National Archives Australia and learn how to find out more about these occupations and how to find records relating to your family’s employment in the Australian Public Service.

Genealogy Gems is presented by Genealogy SA and supported by the State Library of SA.


Image: Computors and Kine [computer workers] 1951. NAA: D874, ND894.


To keep our staff and customers safe we will continue to follow the physical distancing, building capacity limits and increased hygiene practises outlined by the State Government in their roadmap to recovery. When entering the library please make sure you sanitise your hands at the sanitiser stations provided. Bookings are essential.

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?

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 by St Raphaels located on the ground floor in the glass foyer.

Genealogy Gems

Genealogy Gems is presented by Genealogy SA and supported by the State Library of SA.

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