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The Adelaide Steamship Company was Australia’s largest shipping company and one of South Australia’s most successful business ventures.
Historical Organisation | By Lindl Lawton, South Australian Maritime Museum | 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
One of three statues given to Adelaide by WA Horn, Hercules was unveiled in October 1892 in Victoria Square.
Historical Thing | By Madeleine Ryan and Pat Stretton, History Trust of South Australia | Parklands | 1890s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
Lawrence Bragg jointly won the 1915 Nobel Prize for Physics with his father, William Bragg for their work in X-Ray Crystallography.
Historical Person | By Robert George | 1890s, early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
An award for the ‘fairest and most brilliant player’ in South Australia’s major Australian Rules football competition
Historical Thing | By Bernard Whimpress | 1890s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
Margaret Graham was an outspoken and forthright nursing sister and army matron with a strong sense of justice.
Historical Person | By Joan Durdin | North Terrace | 1890s, early twentieth century
Adelaide tunnel tales are a perennial favourite in the popular press, and are cheerfully perpetuated by tour operators and publicans everywhere.
Historical Thing | By Deb Morgan | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
Lady Constance Jean Bonython was the Mayoress of the City of Adelaide in 1913 and the Lady Mayoress from 1927-1930.
Historical Person | By Perry Snodgrass, HerStory Project | 1830s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, early twentieth century, mid twentieth century
Discover the people who have shaped Adelaide
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