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The jacket was given to Mr Frederick Budge of Farina, South Australia, by a Muslim (‘Afghan’) trader he knew who went on a pilgrimage to Mecca, at some time in the 1890s.
Collection Item | Southwest corner | 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Menu produced for the Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd. SS Allinga for Christmas 1901.
Collection Item | 1900-1910
The apron was worn by Joan Mallen when she worked at the Cheer Up Hut on the banks of the Torrens, near the present Festival Theatre, during the Second World War.
Collection Item | Parklands | 1940s
Bottle of herbal lotion sold by Mahomet Allum.
Collection Item | 1940s, 1950s
One of two bottles of herbal lotion produced by Mahomet Allum.
Caricature of Antonio Giordano drawn by Professor Yonna.
Caricature of Antonio Giordano at one of the internment camps he was held in during the Second World War.
Hand-drawn Christmas card with the message 'Buon Natale'.
Collection Item | 1940s
This compass is believed to have been used by John William Billiatt on the successful 1861-1862 expedition with John McDouall Stuart across Australia, from Adelaide to Chambers Bay, east of the present site of Darwin.
Collection Item | 1860s
This jug commemorates the coronation of William IV in 1831. It had symbolic significance for the colonists of South Australia and the city of Adelaide, named after the wife of William IV.
Pair of cufflinks in the Adelaide Juventus Sports and Social club design.
This cup was presented to the Art Gallery of South Australia by Queen Mary as part of Empire-wide celebrations for the Silver Jubilee of George V in 1935.
Collection Item | North Terrace | 1830s
This devotional card, written by Queen Adelaide in 1841, quotes Psalms 100:5
Collection Item | North Terrace | 1840s
Chinese embroidery on paper, designed to be purchased and transferred to clothing.
Packaging and remnats from firecrackers stocked at Gordon Sym Choon's Union Street shop.
Collection Item | Rundle Street east | 1960s, 1970s
A game popular in Britain in the nineteenth century.
Hat worn by Dame Roma Mitchell to the unveiling of her statue on North Terracein 1999.
A colourfully dressed Hungarian gentleman.
Collection Item | mid twentieth century
A 24 page knitting booklet with instructions for children knitting for soldiers in the Second World War.
Honorary medal awarded to Antonio Giordano by the World Federation of Italian Press Abroad.
Collection Item | 1970s
Antonio Giordano's Il Globo press pass, dated 1959.
Miniature furniture brought across the seas for Australian children.
This paint box is believed to have belonged to soldier, public servant and explorer, Captain Charles Sturt.
Collection Item | 1800-1810, 1830s, 1840s
Pannikin used by William Keckwick on expedition with John McDouall Stuart.
Antonio Giordano's Italian passport, issued in 1939.
Picture blocks were a forerunner of the jigsaw puzzle.
Collection Item | late nineteenth century
Baked clay brick found on Kangaroo Island.
Wooden post used to mark the point where the boundaries of South Australia the Northern Territory and Queensland meet.
Collection Item | 1870s, 1880s
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