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WREDAC computer Image - reproduced courtesy of the Defence Science and Technology Group [B/69684]
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eBook Central unavailable

30 September 2019

eBook Central will be unavailable between 2.30 to 5.30am Sunday 20 October (ACST) due to scheduled maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Infocuz Technologies La tecnologia de big data revolucionara la seguridad de la informacion big_data2
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Australian Libraries join forces to build national digital collection

12 August 2019

Australia’s national, state and territory libraries have come together in a world-first collaboration to build a national digital collection, with the...

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Window display at Turner's Cafe [B 55669]
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Our Café is temporarily closed but something exciting is on its way!

29 July 2019

Our café is temporarily closed... But something exciting is on its way!! Please excuse our mess and noise while we refurbish the café to make your...

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People viewing the Phil Cummings exhibition at the State Library of SA
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Phil Cummings exhibition extended due to popular demand

12 July 2019

We are very excited to announce that due to overwhelming popular demand, the Phil Cummings: Stories behind the books exhibition has now been extended...

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Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - wallpaper
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Nominations now open for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

27 June 2019

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature , one of Australia’s richest and most prestigious literary awards. The...

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Danny Allen, Illustration courtesy of David Cox and Pan Macmillan Australia
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Phil Cummings: Stories behind the books at the State Library

29 April 2019

Phil Cummings: Stories behind the books , now open at the State Library of South Australia, takes you into the creative mind of award-winning South...

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Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith pioneer aviators - cropped [PRG18/1/27/g]
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Pioneer aviators Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith’s personal papers now online

4 April 2019

The personal papers of South Australian pioneer aviators Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith, held by the State Library of South Australia, have been...

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Leonard Cohen in 2008. Image credit: Rama; used under CC-BY-SA-2.0.FR and CeCILL licences
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Say a prayer for the cowboy

13 February 2019

When the death of the Canadian writer and performer Leonard Cohen was announced on 7 November 2016, how many of his admirers would think of the State...

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Photographer: Sylvia Liber, Illawarra Mercury, “Deep Love for Dance”.
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The best press photos of 2018 on show at the State Library

31 January 2019

See the biggest stories of 2018 in sport, politics and daily life through the lenses of Australia's best press photographers in a compelling...

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Bob the railway dog, c 1892, B 26282/1
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‘Stop me not, but let me jog; For I am Bob, the driver’s dog’

24 January 2019

In 1882 Bob, a scruffy brown German collie dog covered with thick shaggy hair, was born in Macclesfield, South Australia. He travelled the railways of...

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Farmhouse on Bismark Hill [B 70683/7]
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A suburb by another name: From Bismarck to Weeroopa to Brooklyn Park

16 January 2019

In South Australia, in the midst of World War One, many places were renamed. But which ones? The South Australian Government Gazette holds the answer,...

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The weekly winding of the clock featuring Anthony Laube
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The ticking of the Mortlock clock

15 January 2019

The South Australian Chronicle reported on 25 June 1887: There has just been erected in the Museum, North-terrace, a large and handsome clock, the...

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