Dip into our huge collection of South Australian photographs of people, places and events, as well as artworks, post cards and posters.
A noted photographer of colonial South Australia, active 1855-1875; known for panoramas of Adelaide, images of rural areas of South Australia and portraits of surviving original European colonists.
A significant photographer of colonial South Australia, known as the colony's foremost landscape photographer of the 1870s.
South Australian born photographer, active 1880s-1920s, noted for images of civic events, portraits and photographs showing Adelaide's development into a growing modern city.
Active in South Australia from the First World War to the 1970s, noted for photographs of contemporary life and aerial photography.
Portraits of soldiers, marches, camps, group shots, on location in the Dardanelles and Western front, activities on the home front, memorial dedications and captured German and Turkish images.
Photographs that were taken or collected by Arthur Searcy featuring localities across the state, buildings, portraits, social and historical events, industry and transport, particularly from the 1870s to the 1920s.
A selection taken for News Limited's free suburban newspapers covering the Adelaide metropolitan area.
First World War portraits from our collection and State Records of South Australia. Contribute your own photographs or add service and biographical information to ours.
Over 16,000 photographs of paddle steamers, river vessels and riverports including historic River Murray scenes.
Over 8,000 images of sailing ships from around the world, particularly from 1865 to 1920.
Described as the father of modern Australian photography, worked in Adelaide from the 1890s to 1904 then continued his photographic career in Sydney.
Arthur and Son studio operated in Mount Gambier from 1904 to 1989; offers a unique visual history of the people, places and events in the region, particularly from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Photographs of the streets and buildings of the city of Adelaide, arranged by the town acre allotments which form the city's grid plan.
A professional photographer from 1953 to 1993, Vic Grimmett donated his extensive collection of approximately 250,000 negatives, along with the rights, to the State Library of South Australia in 2014. The collection spans almost every aspect of life in South Australia, from royal visits, politics and weddings to the arts, sport and debutantes.
We encourage members of the community, organisations, and businesses to consider donating material for appraisal, especially South Australiana, to increase the depth and range of the library's collections.
If you know of a photo, book, poster or, other items that you would like the State Library to acquire, let us know.