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Note from a mother to a teacher, asking for her daughter to be put on the tram

Please put Wendy on the tram...

The stories that make us

At the State Library, we are always busy sleuthing and looking for things in the collection, and on occasion, we find something other than the...

Behind the scenes
Sister Janet Mead standing near a tree.

Vale Sister Janet Mead -

State Library staff were saddened by the death of Sister Janet Mead after a short tussle with cancer at the age of 84. While known...

Biography
Bullfrog toy savings bank (SLSA: clrcri15835224-1)

The two bullfrogs - A curious mechanical savings bank

The stories that make us

What is that?? This rather grotesque-looking object is a mechanical savings bank in the shape of two frogs, the design for which was patented by...

Children
The ECOmmodore is the first hybrid-electric vehicle developed by an Australian automotive manufacturer. SLSA: BRG 213/199/5/2A/4

20 years ahead of its time - Australia’s own green car

The stories that make us

These days talk of climate change and reducing greenhouse emissions is commonplace, but did you know that over twenty years ago Australia was busily developing...

History Innovation
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Christmas away, when thoughts turn to home

The stories that make us

The COVID19 pandemic has been especially hard for millions across the world who have been separated from the people and places they cherish. This article...

Children Christmas History
Christmas singing Mount Gambier

Remembering Christmas Past

The stories that make us

For most people Christmas Eve or Christmas Day is about getting together with friends and family for a special meal and tearing the paper off...

Children Christmas History