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  • 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
  • Article

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
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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
  • Article

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
  • Media release

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...

Tanami map after treatment
  • Article

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
  • Article

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
  • Article

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
  • Article

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
  • Media release

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
  • Media release

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...

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