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Huge crowds gathered on the streets of Adelaide on 11 November 1918 to celebrate the armistice of the First World War.
Historical Event | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | North Terrace | 1910s
In January 1931, during the Great Depression, more than 1000 unemployed men clashed with police in protest at the replacement of beef with mutton on their ration tickets
Historical Event | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | North Terrace, Southwest corner | 1930s
One of the largest pageants in the world, come one, come all to Adelaide’s famous Christmas Pageant!
Historical Event | By Anne Burrows | North Terrace | 1930s, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
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
American aeronaut Thomas Gale made South Australia’s first successful aerial ascent in June 1871
Historical Event | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | North Terrace | 1870s
Every year between 1938 and 1975 Adelaidians showed pride in their city by beautifying it with mass displays of flowers on National Flower Day.
Historical Event | By John Davis | North Terrace | 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Survey chain used by Isaac Guley in surveying the City of Adelaide with Colonel Light.
Collection Item | Central Market, East Terrace, Hindley Street, North Terrace, Northwest corner, Parklands, River Torrens, Rundle Mall, Rundle Street east, Southeast corner, Southwest corner | 1830s
Crowds gathered on 22 April 1857 to watch Governor Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell open South Australia’s first fully elected parliament.
Historical Event | By Mandy Paul, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1850s
Urn made by Henry Tijou and carried in Queen Adelaide's funeral procession.
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