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What fun! John Dowie’s work invigorates Rundle Mall
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Mall | 1970s
The South Australian Tourism Commission, established in 1993, focuses on marketing South Australia as a tourist destination to interstate and overseas markets.
Historical Subject | By Lyn Leader-Elliot | North Terrace, Parklands | 1880s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010
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
A temporary camping ground for the early European settlers, the West Parklands developed to host most notably a cemetery and a school.
Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History SA | Northwest corner, Southwest corner | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s
A major cemetery, a palace and an observatory have graced West Terrace along with its parklands border
Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 2000-2010, 2010s
Soldier, engineer and Adelaide Town Clerk William Veale is celebrated for revitalising the city's parklands.
Historical Person | By Robert Thornton | North Terrace | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
The Women’s Electoral Lobby played a leading role in South Australia in campaigning for social services and legislative reforms on behalf of women.
Historical Organisation | By Carol Bacchi | 1970s
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