Selection of images (53) from the State Library of South Australia’s Bradman Collection. Sir Donald Bradman is regarded by many as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket and was one of Australia’s most revered sporting personalities. From the late 1960s he donated much of his personal collection of cricket memorabilia to the State
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These photographs (approximately 920) were taken by Captain Samuel Sweet, sea captain and photographer of colonial South Australia. Sweet began working as a photographer in Adelaide in 1867. In 1875 he retired from the sea and established his own photographic studio in Adelaide. He took photographs around South Australia, developing them in a horse-drawn darkroom.
The photographs (approximately 660) were taken by Ernest Gall, a South Australian born photographer active from the 1880s to the 1920s. In 1899 he was described as a ‘distinctly modern professional photographer’. Gall is noted for his photographs of civic events, portraits and photographs showing Adelaide’s development into a growing modern city.
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.
The photographs (approximately 165) were taken by Townsend Duryea, a noted photographer of colonial South Australia. Duryea was active in South Australia 1855-1875. He and his brother were the first known photographers to work in areas of South Australia outside Adelaide. Duryea is particularly known for his panoramas of Adelaide and portraits of surviving original
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.