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Our princesses and their dogs

Honouring Her Majesty

With the loss of Queen Elizabeth II after a reign of 70 years we look back at her role in the South Australian community including...

History
Heroes of the skies, Ross and Keith Smith exhibition

Heroes of the Skies

The stories that make us

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

Biography History
Flying over Adelaide, 1914. B 285_crop

Sensational end of a magnificent flight

Englishman Arthur Jones had undertaken flights in other parts of Australia before venturing to Adelaide to thrill us with the magic of powered flight. He...

History Innovation
Port Adelaide, 1890. B 4414

An unsuspecting countryman

The British Hotel on North Parade holds the oldest 'most continuous' licence in Port Adelaide. Established in 1847, with James Wakeling as the first publican...

Crime and infamy History Hotels and pubs Shipping
Littering. It isn't worth the shame of a $20 fine. Poster circa. 1980

Signs of the times

The stories that make us

Since antiquity, the practice of posting up hand-drawn public notices has been a major source of communication. Even in the internet age, posters continue to...