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Tanami map after treatment
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Bringing life back to the Tanami goldfield map

26 May 2020

Conservation Officer, Amalia, has been performing treatments on selected collection items in a home studio since the State Library temporarily closed...

Wine labels from the State Library collection
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Not just a wine bottle

26 May 2020

Think about a moment celebrated with that special bottle of wine. Whether it was a Sparkling Rhine Gold or Grange Hermitage, a reminder of that moment...

Self portrait sketch by Anne Marie Sinclair
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Sketch reflections from my workplace

8 May 2020

Anne Marie is one of our Customer Contact Team, and has been missing work since the State Library doors were temporarily closed in March. Anne Marie...

Former East Adelaide Hotel, Adelaide, 1942. SLSA; B 10927
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Occult powers at the East End Hotel

6 May 2020

One of the best things about my job is bringing together stories and collection material. This might be for our exhibitions, social media, our...

Remember my story - COVID-19
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State Library captures COVID-19!

1 May 2020

The State Library of South Australia has always held the position of custodian and preserver of the State’s stories. Through this the identity of who...

Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - wallpaper
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2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Winners Announced

2 March 2020

Queensland author Jessica Townsend has been awarded the coveted Premier’s Award at this year’s Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. As the state’s...

Holden card game, ca. 1960, BRG 213/171/06
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History of Holden held in the State Library Archives

26 February 2020

Last week General Motors announced the end of the Holden brand in Australia, but the history of this iconic brand from its beginnings as a South...

A crèche in a large metropolitan hospital, 1953. NAA: A1200, L15676.
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Without Consent reveals the truth of Australia’s past

6 February 2020

A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices , is opening at the State Library of South Australia on Friday 7 February. This...

Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - wallpaper
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2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Shortlist Announced

19 December 2019

Today we are delighted to announce the 37 writers from around Australia who have been shortlisted for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature...

Heroes of the skies, Ross and Keith Smith exhibition
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Local Smith brothers win Great Air Race

31 October 2019

Discover the amazing story of the England to Australia air race of 1919, won by two of South Australia’s favourite sons, Captain Ross Smith and...

Climate Change Rally, Adelaide 20 September 2019
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Climate Change Rally in Adelaide, 20 September 2019

22 October 2019

Recording of a historical event as it happened. View the podcast

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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