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New winter warming books on food and drink

7 July 2023

Be nourished and fortified by the State Library's resources on food and drink. The State Library's collection holds books and more, all about eating...

Group photograph of the attendees of the ARG morning tea celebration for NAIDOC week 2023.
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Celebrating NAIDOC week: For Our Elders morning tea

5 July 2023

Celebrating NAIDOC week we welcomed members of the Aboriginal Reference Group, their friends, staff from State Records SA, and State Library of South...

Author Roanna McClelland
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Reflections on writing with award winning author Roanna McClelland

27 June 2023

Roanna McClelland - author, academic researcher, political adviser - has just published her first book, The Comforting Weight of Water. As the 2022...

A.W. Richardson druggist and bookseller store, Mount Barker, circa 1880-1890. SLSA: B 78640
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Adding to the Archives: photographs and albumen prints

8 June 2023

To celebrate International Archives Week 2023 the State Library’s Archival team has unpacked some archival boxes to showcase three recently acquired...

Book display for National Reconciliation Week, 2023
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Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2023 with books, resources and more

29 May 2023

The State Library's collection contains material about Indigenous men and women involved in politics, culture, art, sport, academia, and all other...

South Australian Voice to Parliament for First Nations People, 26 March 2023. Photograph taken by Taryn Ellis.
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Capturing history: Enshrining an indigenous voice to the South Australian Parliament, 26 March 2023

26 May 2023

On Sunday 26 March 2023, a special sitting of the South Australian Parliament was held, where parliamentarians gathered to vote on the establishment...

Pile of books for IDAHOBIT day
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Spotlight on LGBTQIA+ books, literature, and eResources

15 May 2023

Our Research Library is full of reference books and eResources ready for you to browse and explore. We regularly add new books to the shelves in the...

Map of The Town of Port Gawler 1840 SLSA C 1181
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State Library acquires never-before-seen map linked to scandalous land tale

8 May 2023

The State Library of South Australia has acquired a rare, never-before-seen map of a town that was proposed for South Australia but was never built...

Globe and eagle display in the Mortlock Chamber, removed in April 2023.
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A rolling globe gathers no dust

28 April 2023

Did you know that the earth’s natural movement, traffic, and building works can sometimes create vibrations within buildings? The State Library’s...

Newspaper editions added to Trove
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Grants available for digitisation of South Australian community newspapers

4 April 2023

The State Library of South Australia is celebrating the first success story of the Community Newspaper Digitisation Project with the Port Lincoln...

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Building works and services updates

7 March 2023

Over the coming months, the State Library will undergo building works and service changes, including updates to opening hours from Monday 3 April 2023...

Press Union Dinner, 1955
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State Library serves up menus from the collections in new exhibition

28 February 2023

Sweet and savoury: Menus from the collections of the State Library is a new free exhibition now showing at the State Library of South Australia. It...

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