The collection broadly documents sixty-seven years of government activities, state celebrations, and the growth of industry, trade and townships between 1890 and 1957. The collection of 15,000 images includes 288 Frank Hurley images showcasing the state as part of its 1936 Centenary celebrations, as well as images of country shows and field days, educational institutions,
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The collection comprises 2,558 glass negatives from Bond Studios in Port Adelaide. AE Bond was listed as a photographer in Commercial Road, Port Adelaide from 1901, although state collections include photographs credited to Bond that date back to 1867. In the 1930s the business shifted to St Vincent Street. The negatives are studio portraits of
On 23 August 1894 George Hawker, member for North Adelaide, presented to the South Australian House of Assembly a petition in favour of women’s suffrage. It was signed by approximately 11,600 men and women. Members of the Women’s Suffrage League, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and the Working Women’s Trade Union were primarily responsible for collecting