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Coonalpyn School, 1906 SLSA: B 36887
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The story behind the new brand

25 November 2021

From its earliest beginnings in 1861, the State Library has gone through many transformations but our primary purpose has remained relatively...

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Deadline 2025

26 October 2021

Nothing quite strikes fear in our hearts like a deadline and Deadline 2025 is just four short years over the horizon. Deadline 2025 is the...

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State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
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What you need to know when visiting the library

9 September 2021

Due to new restrictions Library visitors are now required to wear a mask while in the Library buildings (masks will be available on entry). To improve...

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Unknown Family in Botanic Gardens Woods Collection [B 70999/5]
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Changes to home access to FindmyPast family history database

11 August 2021

Home access to FindmyPast ends Tuesday 31 August. You can still use this family history database onsite at the Library.

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Newspaper editions added to Trove
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Precious South Australian newspapers now available in Trove

4 August 2021

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of local South Australian community groups, there are now another 27,222 precious South Australian newspaper pages...

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Boy at a rock-hole at the granites, 1936. Photo by CP Mountford.
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NAIDOC Week 2021 ‘Heal Country’

8 July 2021

What does NAIDOC and the 2021 NAIDOC theme of ‘Heal Country’ mean to me and the State Library? Written by Jamie Hampton, Indigenous Collections...

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Directors, Board members and the Growing Data Foundation team at the Collab 2021 Fellowship announcement event, June 2021.
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Unearthing our rich data stories

6 July 2021

The Collab joint venture represents a commitment to cultural and digital collaboration between the South Australian Museum, History Trust of South...

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State Library forecourt and Spence Wing entrance
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New opening hours from Monday 12 July

6 July 2021

View our current and new opening hours and find out what's changed.

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Walpiri Elders visiting the State Library location in the Mortlock Chamber Photographer Toby Woolley
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Warlpiri Elders visit the State Library

9 June 2021

Written by Jamie Hampton, Indigenous Collections Officer and Warlpiri Man. On Wednesday 19 May a group of six Senior Warlpiri men from the remote...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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