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It’s all History to us: Local libraries, Local History and the National History Curriculum Karen Brandwood Education Librarian.

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1 It’s all History to us: Local libraries, Local History and the National History Curriculum Karen Brandwood Education Librarian

2 For students and teachers Library tours includes an orientation to library services and resources, an explanation on how to use the catalogues; a demonstration of online databases; showing students how to access material in microfilm/fiche format; and how to access primary resources onsite and online. On-site tours are offered to groups of primary, secondary, tertiary and TAFE students and tours can be tailored to meet subject needs or areas of interest Services

3 The main chamber of the Mortlock Wing is an exhibition space which offers a window on the history and culture of South Australia. There are special features on people, places, issues and events that have shaped the state and contributed to its development. The exhibition is well captioned so you can easily explore on your own. Entry is free. Open: 10am-5pm every day The exhibition bays in the Mortlock Wing are arranged by following themes: The beginnings of the State Library of South Australia - A trunk full of booksA trunk full of books The discovery and exploration of South Australia by Europeans - Taking it to the edgeTaking it to the edge Shipping in South Australia - Wooden walls and iron sidesWooden walls and iron sides Social reforms in South Australia - The radical dreamThe radical dream Arts in South Australia - The state of the artsThe state of the arts Architecture in South Australia - From the ground upFrom the ground up State Library's collection of wine literature - Wine literature of the worldWine literature of the world Sport in South Australia - This sporting lifeThis sporting life Childhood in South Australia - To be a childTo be a child Religion in South Australia - South Australia's Christian heritageSouth Australia's Christian heritage Life on emigration - A rich tapestryA rich tapestry Exhibitions The Mortlock Chamber photographed in 2004

4 The State Library of South Australia has the largest collection of the state's newspapers from 1836 to the present. In many cases there are no other copies of these newspapers in existence. The Library holds all major Australian newspapers from their earliest issues, usually in microfilm format, as well as major overseas newspapers of record, also on microfilm. Trove Newspapers

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6 Personal and Family Histories D 2685 (L)/3 Letter written by Rosina (Mrs. William) Ferguson to her parents and friends in England, while in Adelaide, South Australia (15 February 1837). From SA MemorySA Memory

7 Present and past family life PRG 1316/4/169 A woman kisses her baby at a Sunday School picnic at Alberton Oval, while her young son looks on to other activities. Ca View this photograph and more from Quick Search on State Library of South Australia homepage

8 The past in the present The State Library is developing walking tours for mobile devices.walking tours The Orientation to the State Library of South Australia is a self-guided orientation tour highlights the collections, services and resources available at the State Library of South Australia. The State Library of South Australia trail provides participants an understanding of the diverse range of resources held by the Library and a feel for its public spaces.Orientation to the State Library of South AustraliaState Library of South Australia trail Historic walking tours include Lost Adelaide which features snapshots of lost buildings in Adelaide. Compare historical photos from the Library's rich collections to the architecture of today and Significant South Australians a walking tour of Adelaide's North Terrace plaques and statues will introduce you to some exceptional people who have shaped South Australia's history.Lost AdelaideSignificant South Australians

9 Community and Remembrance PRG 280/1/18/7 A large crowd at the newly erected Anzac Arch near the Adelaide Railway Station on Anzac Day. Ca. 1918

10 First Contact RGS John McDouall Stuart. Confrontation with Aboriginal men : diary 26 May 1861 PRG 315/4 On 12 October 1896, Lawrence Wells recorded in his diary that he saw some footprints of Aboriginal people and some crows. These were the few signs of life in the barren expanse of the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia that the Calvert Scientific Expedition was crossing. PRG 404/19/3/49 Babbage, Benjamin Herschel, SA Memory

11 Australian Colonies Home access to eResources

12 Australia as a nation Subject websites The State Library of South Australia has developed a range of websites using collection materials. These sites act as an introduction to a subject area and our collections and are recommended for secondary schools students and teachers as well as the casual researcher. Subject websites B King William Street during the visit of the Duke of York, for Federation in1901. Recently installed electricity powered the illuminations which decorated the Town Hall and Post Office buildings

13 Making of the Modern World : World War 1 Memorial Boxes: six titles in the series: Box 01– Australia in the First World WarAustralia in the First World War Box 02 – Vietnam: the Australian experienceVietnam: the Australian experience Box 03 – Too dark for the Light Horse: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the defence forcesToo dark for the Light Horse: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the defence forces Box 04 – Australia under attack!Australia under attack! Box 05 – We want to do more: the experience of women and children during the Second World WarWe want to do more: the experience of women and children during the Second World War Box 06 – Our war in the Pacific, 1942Our war in the Pacific, 1942 South Australians at War

14 The Modern World and Australia : World War 2 PRG 1187 Cummings, Hamilton Norman. War diary of Hamilton Norman Cummings

15 Ancient to Modern World Treasures of the State Library : History of the book The Glorious Antiphonal late 13 th Century Clay tablet ca – 2300 BC Burmese leaf book ca. 185? Sharh-i risalat barkawi Muhammad Effendi 1782


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