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
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Two photo sets on Flickr containing photographs of Lost Adelaide architecture from Central Adelaide (78 photographs) and Adelaide’s West End (70 photographs). These photographs have been used in two of the State Library’s walking tours for hand held devices, Lost Adelaide and Lost Adelaide: West End. Contains brief information about each building and location.
Selection of images (60) from the State Library of South Australia collections of Significant South Australians featuring selected men and women of Adelaide’s North Terrace plaques. These are a selection of images from a range of subjects and other State library photo sets on Flickr and range from 1815-1951, and includes: Dervish Bejah, Cameleer and
A selection (542) of portraits of soldiers. This set of portraits comes from our Chamberlain Collection and includes portraits of Soldiers prior to embarkation in studios and at various military camps in South Australia including Morphettville and Jubilee Oval.
##Interned: Torrens Island, 1914-1915 In August 1914 war broke out across Europe. Within days ‘enemy subjects’ in Australia were required to register with the authorities. Most gave their ‘parole’ and went on with their lives in the community, but internment started with sailors taken off enemy ships and enemy reservists, and went on to include
The History Trust of South Australia is responsible for the State History Collection, a collection of objects relevant to the history of South Australia. Strengths of this collection reflect the collecting areas of our three museums: the Migration Museum, the South Australian Maritime Museum and the National Motor Museum. This dataset is a small feature
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,
_Passengers in History_ brings together two wonderful resources: A passengers data base developed by the SA Maritime Museum, A list of ships’ logs and diaries, titled Log of Logs. The passengers data base was produced by staff and volunteers at the South Australian Maritime Museum over 20 years. It includes entries for 328,000 passengers and
The meteorite collection contains representative material from over 150 Australian and overseas meteorites, with the focus mainly on those that have been found in South Australia. The collection includes pieces from significant international meteorites, such as the Indian Shergotty and Egyptian Nakhla falls, since determined to have originated from Mars. The data includes the locality
The collection has Australia-wide and Indo-Pacific representation, plus some world specimens for comparative purposes. The collection comprises 1200000 pinned specimens, 450000 specimens in spirit and 20000 slides. There are 8670 holotypes, of which 5000 are from the A.M. Lea beetle collection. There are 23000 other types. In summary, the entomological collections Class Insecta comprise 662
This collection includes approximately 33000 registered mineral specimens representing the range of minerals found in South Australia. More than 1500 species are represented, providing good coverage of the species and localities from across South Australia. The museum holds significant collections such as the Francis Collection, a comprehensive collection of the minerals of the Precambrian iron