Our next live stream is:
Hear the stories of some iconic and mighty South Australian trees and their local communities. Based on research from the State Library’s collection, see trees from a different perspective.
Date: Tuesday 19 March 2024
Time: 12 to 1pm
Presenters: Isabel Story, Engagement Librarian
About the talk: Trees have always provided humankind with food, shelter, timber, and respite from summer heat. Over millennia, they have also served as community meeting places and landmarks to guide travellers.
From the beginning of South Australian settlement, trees have been used for good and ill, as dwellings, landmarks, and as places of both celebration and punishment.
Trees have been an integral part of local history, from the Proclamation of 1836 and the very public hanging of the man who shot the sheriff, to church meetings, weddings, parties, and picnics. Trees have seen it all, and some have endured despite it all. If only they could speak. View the event page for more information.
Come back to watch the live stream on Tuesday 19 March.