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Fuscous Honeyeater. Ptilotis fuscus J. and E. Gould del. et lith. Plate number 44, volume IV, The birds of Australia, 1848. SLSA: rbri11743785/004/pl 44

From nature, to stone, to paper: Gould's birds of Australia

The stories that make us.

Do you love to catch a flash of bright colour when you hear a parrot above? Or perhaps you like to spy a little grey...

Art, design, fashion History
View the full advert here for some of the recipes for ‘sandwiches without butter! ‘Advertising’, The Australian Women’s Weekly, 5 May 1945, NLA: Trove article 4727255.

Everything old is new again

The stories that make us.

During World War One, the Bank of Thrift was set up on North Terrace to teach South Australians, including children, how to save and contribute...

A still from the tourism film, Adelaide and a taste of South Australia, 1985. SLSA: ZV 592

Days we’ll remember in South Australia: a brief history of tourism ads 

The stories that make us.

What better way to celebrate World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, than showcasing some film, video, and audio gems in the State Library’s collection. This year we are...

Telegraph Office located in King William St, Adelaide, circa 1872. SLSA: B 8026

How the Overland Telegraph Line changed journalism in South Australia

The stories that make us

The biggest changes brought about by the completion of the Overland Telegraph were within the newspaper industry. The ability to receive almost instantaneous news from...

History Innovation
Coloured version of the stetck by Babbage of Camp Ockindean Flat, with an illustration of the OTL across the landscape. SLSA: PRG 404/19/3/64

‘Kookaburra sits on the telegraph wire…’

The stories that make us

How did Australian children experience the Overland Telegraph Line? The State Library has delved into the collections and discovered a story that explores the Australian...

Children History Innovation
Our princesses and their dogs

Honouring Her Majesty

With the loss of Queen Elizabeth II after a reign of 70 years we look back at her role in the South Australian community including...