1. Aborigines Protection Board

    The South Australian Aborigines Act Amendment Act (1939) established a board ‘charged with the duty of controlling and promoting the welfare’ of Aboriginal people. 

    Historical Organisation | By Robert Foster | late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century

  2. Adelaide City Council

    The Adelaide City Council has a history spanning over 170 years of service to its citizens.

    Historical Organisation | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  3. Adelaide Workers’ Homes Inc.

    Providing housing for ‘industrious and deserving’ workers since 1899

    Historical Organisation | By Jude Elton, History SA | Southeast corner | 1890s, 1930s, 2010s

  4. Advanced School for Girls

    The pioneering Advanced School for Girls of 1879 evolved to be a central part of Adelaide High School from 1908.

    Historical Organisation | By Alison Mackinnon AM | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  5. Australian Democrats

    The Australian Democrats have been arguably the most successful minor party in Australia’s political history and one that (unlike the National party or the DLP) consistently performed best in South Australia.

    Historical Organisation | By Jenny Tilby Stock | early twenty–first century, late twentieth century

  6. Boarding Out Society

    The origins of foster care for disadvantaged children

    Historical Organisation | By Mary-Louise Geyer | 1860s, 1870s, 1880s

  7. Cheer-Up Society

    The Cheer-Up Society comforted servicemen during two world wars after which its facilities became a migrant hostel in Elder Park.

    Historical Organisation | By Margaret Allen | First World War, Second World War

  8. Christian Science

    The First Church of Christ, Scientist, traditionally regarded as unorthodox, has a wider influence than its numerically small size suggests

    Historical Organisation | By David Hilliard | North Terrace | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  9. Churches of Christ

    When is a denomination not a denomination?

    Historical Organisation | By Judith Raftery

  10. Coopers Brewery

    Coopers Brewery has survived where many others have failed; it is now the only Australian-owned major brewing company.

    Historical Organisation | By Alison Painter | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  11. Democratic Labor Party (DLP)

    With little electoral support and no success in winning seats, the DLP’s role in South Australian politics was brief and ineffectual

    Historical Organisation | By Dean Jaensch | late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  12. German Club

    Der Deutscher Verein was founded on 15 July 1854, at a time when German migrants constituted 7–10% of the non-Aboriginal population of South Australia.

    Historical Organisation | By Jude Elton, History SA

  13. League of Women Voters

    The League of Women Voters (so named from 1939), earlier entitled the Women’s Non-Party Political Association, was established in South Australia in 1909 by Lucy Morice. Its main object was the removal of legal, economic and civil inequalities between men and women.

    Historical Organisation | By Dr Helen Jones | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  14. Lutheran Church

    Unlike other settlers in South Australia, the first Lutherans were mostly non-English-speaking religious refugees.

    Historical Organisation | By David Schubert

  15. Methodist Church

    Several of the brands of Methodism introduced to colonial South Australia merged in 1977 to become the Uniting Church.

    Historical Organisation | By Arnold D Hunt | Hindley Street | 1830s, 1840s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  16. Mothers' and Babies' Health Association

    Could the problem of infant mortality be dealt with by giving expert advice to mothers? The Mothers’ and Babies’ Health Association certainly thought so.

    Historical Organisation | By Judith Raftery | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  17. National Council of Women of South Australia

    The National Council of Women of South Australia argued for pensions for widows with children, raising the marriage age for girls from 12 and other reforms.

    Historical Organisation | By Pat Stretton | early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  18. National Defence League

    The National Defence League was to be a co-coordinating centre for voluntary civilian effort

    Historical Organisation | By Peter Strawhan

  19. National Trust of South Australia

    With 50 branches, 138 properties and 4500 members, the National Trust of South Australia is the largest historical organisation in the state.

    Historical Organisation | By Kerrie Round | early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  20. Penfolds

    From medicinal benefits to international stature, some of Dr Penfold’s wines have acquired legendary status.

    Historical Organisation | By Anne Burrows | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  21. Presbyterian Church

    The Presbyterian Church has a long history in South Australia, owing much to the early Scotish community.

    Historical Organisation | By John Love | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  22. Schools' Patriotic Fund

    The Children's Patriotic Fund and Schools' Patriotic Fund were repsonsible for aiding the war effort on the homefront during the First and Second World War, respectively. They achieved this by mobilising school children across South Australia to contribute in any way they could towards the war effort. 

    Historical Organisation | By Jack Evans, History SA | 1910s, 1940s, First World War, Second World War

  23. South Australian Land Commission

    Acquiring and developing land holdings in a coordinated way assists in orderly expansion and growth

    Historical Organisation | By Judith Jeffery | 1970s, 1980s

  24. South Australian Liberal Party

    South Australia’s major non-Labor political party has gone from a record period of governing to years in the political wilderness.

    Historical Organisation | By Dean Jaensch | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  25. South Australian National Party

    The National Party: A changing party in a changing political, social and rural environment

    Historical Organisation | By Dean Jaensch | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  26. Street Naming Committee

    Colonial factions struggled over the names to bestow on Adelaide's streets

    Historical Organisation | By Jude Elton, History SA | 1830s

  27. The Adelaide Club

    Modelled on the gentlemen’s clubs that proliferated in London from the eighteenth century, the Adelaide Club resembles bodies established at about the same time in the capital cities of the other Australian colonies.

    Historical Organisation | By Dirk van Dissel | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  28. United Trades and Labor Council

    Carpenters, tailors, bakers, carriers, cordwainers and coachmakers had formed unions within ten years of European settlement of South Australia, and by the 1870s there were thousands of union members in the colony.

    Historical Organisation | By Tom Sheridan | 1890s, 1910s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

  29. Wattle Day League

    The Wattle Day League was responsible for campaigning to establish 'Wattle Day', a national day of celebration, within Australia and helped raise funds on the home front to help support Australian soldiers fighting in the First World War.

    Historical Organisation | By Jack Evans, History SA | 1900-1910, 1910s, First World War

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