The National Archives of Australia holds many records relating to World War 2 but this talk focuses on two different series of records that are significant resources for those interested in family history and the Home Front in South Australia.
The first are Army pay files that give us an insight into the experience of those who served both abroad and at home; the second relates to the internment of enemy aliens and Prisoners of War at camps like Loveday.
Both sets of records powerfully demonstrate the effects of conflict on civilian lives and the volunteer forces.
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.
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.
Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Wing is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.
Access to the Institute Building is via the external ramp on the Kintore Ave entrance or via the internal ramp between the Institute Building and the Spence Wing (opposite the Treasures Wall).
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.
The Mortlock Wing and Treasures Wall are venues for hire and subject to occasional closures due to functions and special events, please check our Open Hours for any venue closures on the day of your tour to avoid disappointment.
There is a cafe located in the back of the glass foyer at the State Library. View more information about the cafe and tenants.