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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...

Imperial Hotel, 1957. SLSA: PRG 1662/9/59

Gunman robs city hotels

It was an eventful afternoon in Adelaide one Thursday in October 1952. Port Pirie Recorder, 17 October 1952, p1 Oriental Hotel, corner Gawler Place and...

Architecture Crime and infamy History Hotels and pubs

Tiny Appeals to Patriotism and the Heart

The stories that make us

Badge sellers were once a regular sight in cities and towns across Australia. During and after the Great War (World War One) the sale of...

Rocket Range protest meeting folder. SLSA: PRG 387/1/8/1

Dr Charles Duguid: a pioneer of the Reconciliation movement

The stories that make us

This year the theme of National Reconciliation Week is ‘Be brave. Make change.’ The State Library of South Australia has many personal records of people...

Tea party in the bush B 69727_198

Oh, you do make the most delightful tea!

Tea. Who hasn’t gasped for a cuppa at the end of a busy day? Tea is the world’s most consumed drink, besides water. Just saying...

Donald Both demonstration the portable iron lung. SLSA: PRG 1776/2/20

The amazing inventions of the Both Brothers

The stories that make us

When it comes to inventors, South Australians punch well above their weight, however many of their achievements are largely unknown outside the state, let alone...

Any time is holiday time, tourism poster, 1938. SLSA ZPL 0532

Any time is holiday time

The stories that make us

Summer is traditionally holiday season, when we pack up and drive, sail, fly or ride the rails to catch up with family and friends or...