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 Image of the West End Brewery, photograph taken by Toby Woolley.

The West End Brewery archive

The stories that make us.

When the gates closed at the West End Brewery site in Adelaide in June 2021, the State Library received a donation offer for the business...

Behind the scenes History Hotels and pubs
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Written Out – Maria Gandy: Colonel Light’s lady, Dr Mayo’s wife

The stories that make us.

Maria Gandy was companion to South Australia’s first Surveyor-General and founder of Adelaide, Colonel William Light. She was referred to publicly as his housekeeper and...

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Johnny and Romano Marchioro with the new Chevrolet truck

The story of an Italian market gardening family

The stories that makes us

It’s 1949, on the banks of the River Torrens at Lockleys, and two young boys are milking a cow so their mother can make cheese...

Port Gawler Map, hero image. SLSA: C 1191

Port Gawler Land Release: The scandal of 1839

The stories that make us.
Crime and infamy History Stories from the stacks
Watch the Menus in the collection talk

Double-cut fritz and sauce roll and a cup of tea please

The stories that make us.

What was on the dinner menu at Government House in 1867? Take a look into the history of the wonderful gastronomic world of South Australian...

History Hotels and pubs Stories on-demand