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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...

Black box shape pattern
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

  • Announcement

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...

WREDAC computer Image - reproduced courtesy of the Defence Science and Technology Group [B/69684]
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New, powerful, free WiFi

31 August 2020

The StateLibrary-Free network is now available in all public areas of the State Library, including the Institute and Mortlock buildings. We have added...

Jigsaw with WWII image of US President Roosevelt & Australian Prime Minister John Curtin
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United in Victory - A timely donation to the Children’s Literature Research Collection

17 August 2020

Recently an old envelope arrived with some dusty old jigsaw pieces and a cryptic note. We completed the puzzle and it turned out to be ‘United in...

Hub opening - PC pilot
  • Announcement

State Library opens Hub PC pilot

7 July 2020

Imagine walking into a space with a pre-booked computer, exclusively yours for up to two hours free of charge and with access to all the State Library...

S.S. Ferret Ashore at Reef Head, near Cape Spencer, 1920. SLSA: B 7223
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A ship, a strong rope and some strange coincidences

30 June 2020

In October 1880, the S.S. Ferret is chartered in Glasgow by several men desiring to take a Mediterranean pleasure cruise. Built in Glasgow originally...

State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
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Protecting South Australia’s digital future

29 June 2020

You cannot put a price on what South Australian stories and ephemera lie within the basement of the State Library of South Australia. Irreplaceable...

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