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Walpiri Elders visiting the State Library location in the Mortlock Chamber Photographer Toby Woolley
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Warlpiri Elders visit the State Library

9 June 2021

Written by Jamie Hampton, Indigenous Collections Officer and Warlpiri Man. On Wednesday 19 May a group of six Senior Warlpiri men from the remote...

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Gerald Savill, Deb Gard, Kris Svendsen, Janet Wilkinson and Peter Jenkins.
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Gerald Savill and his 50-year index

9 June 2021

Out of the frustration of one man, Gerald A. Savill, came a valuable resource that has helped countless people over the years in their family history...

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At Henley Beach, Robjohns Collection. SLSA: PRG 287/1/1/29
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Queen's Birthday public holiday

8 June 2021

The State Library will be closed on Monday 14 June for the Queen's Birthday public holiday. Image: 'At Henley Beach', Robjohns Collection. SLSA: PRG...

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Unknown Family in Botanic Gardens Woods Collection [B 70999/5]
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Family History is back!

31 May 2021

After a 6-month lull our highly valued Family History Service is back and we can’t wait to see you. The Family History desk will be staffed Monday to...

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Nominations now open for the 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

25 March 2021

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, one of Australia’s richest and most prestigious literary awards. The...

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Toy koala with scarf [clrcri22543752_1]
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Meet Keiffee the post-war koala toy

25 February 2021

The story of Valerie’s koala Written by Denise Chapman - Curator, Access and Engagement Valerie was busy tidying her things and had to decide what she...

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State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
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New extended opening hours

1 February 2021

We are pleased to announce a change to our opening hours. We are now open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. View our new opening hours. We’ve compiled...

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Green and cream wooden Noah's Ark toy circa 1920 [clrcri22675772_1]
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The tale of an ark, a wounded soldier and an Adelaide school

8 December 2020

How did a toy made in 1920s London make its way to the State Library of South Australia 100 years later? Written by Denise Chapman - Curator, Access...

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Christmas tree lit up in the Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia
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Christmas at the Mortlock

1 December 2020

In a year of change, challenges and champions the State Library of South Australia has brought a little Christmas cheer to town. After a four year...

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Newton5c by Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski, 1992 [PRG919/107/504]
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Digital Art-cheology

4 November 2020

State Library project recovers lost artworks from the brink of extinction Written by Kimberley Dye and Taryn Ellis The State Library of South...

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The Peterson family consisting of parents Christian and Ellen with their ten children
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Find the skeleton lurking in your closest

2 October 2020

In these times of COVID-19 we have not been able to run our popular Falling from the Tree face to face tutorials. These tutorials explore major topic...

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Vale Dr Alan Brissenden AM

22 September 2020

We are very sad to hear of the passing of our friend Dr Alan Brissenden AM, long standing committee member, and former President of The Friends of the...

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