This dataset includes 45 oral histories from the project S. A. Speaks’: An Oral History of Life in South Australia before 1930. The interviewees were broadly representative of the population of South Australia as it was in the first three decades of the twentieth century. ‘S. A. Speaks’ was a Jubilee 150 project conducted by
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Photographs relating to Sir Ross Smith and Sir Keith Smith and the 1919 Epic Flight from England to Australia. For more information about the Smith brothers and their prize-winning flight see the State Library of South Australia’s [Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith, pioneer aviators](https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/pages/smith-brothers “Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith, pioneer aviators”) website.
This dataset includes 952 selected oral history transcripts from the J.D. Somerville Oral History Collection, the central repository for unpublished oral history tapes and transcripts in South Australia. The collection is intended to provide an oral record of all aspects of the South Australian experience and particularly of those who are poorly represented in documentary
Newspaper articles relating to Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 Epic Flight from England to Australia. Datasets are divided into themes of prelude to the epic flight, the epic flight and death and funeral of Sir Ross Smith. Articles are sourced from South Australian newspapers *The Advertiser*, *Daily Herald*, *The Observer* and *The Register*.
Portrait photographs of ‘Old Colonists’ – settlers who arrived in the colony of South Australia before 1841. The men Old Colonists were invited to attend a banquet held by businessman Emanuel Solomon on 28 December 1871 to commemorate 35 years since European colonisation. Photographs are sourced from two composite or ‘mosaic’ photographs, one of men
Statistical data that appears in the Libraries Board of South Australia Annual Reports.