1. 'Afghan' jacket

    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

  2. Hancock, Mr. Henry

    Imposing mine Superintendent Henry Richard Hancock substantially reorganized and developed the “Monster Mine” at Moonta.

    Historical Person | By Ros Paterson | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  3. Strange, Mr. Arthur

    Kind-hearted and single-minded, 'Padre' Arthur Strange was the founder of the Helping Hand Centre.

    Historical Person | By Rev. Keith Smith | North Terrace | 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

  4. 'Street Art Poetry Project' Location 3

    Mark Niehus' four-part series cemented his status as a prominent poet and artist in Adelaide.

    Historical Thing | By Hannah Stewart, History SA | 2010s

  5. 'The Apron' by Karen Genoff

    The Minister for Housing & Urban Development commissionned this work by Karen Genoff, an Adelaide local.

    Historical Thing | East Terrace | 1990s

  6. 14 Pieces

    Recalling the ancient Ichthyosaur, this sculpture invites interaction

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 2000-2010

  7. 181 Sturt Street

    181 Sturt Street was the home of Mahomet Allum, an Afghani herbalist and healer. It was later the office for Romani International Australia and the Australian Romani School of Gypsy Culture and Language. 

    Historical Place | By Vedrana Budimir, History SA | Southwest corner | 1880s, early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  8. 1985 pageant memories

    I was employed at John Martins from February 1985, and was lucky enough to be chosen to be in the Christmas Pagaent. My daughter Maria was also lucky to be chosen for the Christmas Tree Float.

    User Story

  9. A Day Out

    Pigs and people in Rundle Mall

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | Rundle Mall | 1990s

  10. Boas, Abraham

    Abraham Tobias Boas was the first rabbi in South Australia, but so inclusive he was also called ‘the best Christian in Adelaide’.

    Historical Person | By Jim Loudon | 1860s, 1870s, 1890s, 1920s

  11. Adelaide 1875

    This engraving of Adelaide created by South Australian artist Thomas Peirce is the earliest known ‘bird’s eye’ view of the city. 

    Maps and Panoramas | By Jude Elton, History SA | 1870s

  12. Adelaide 1876

    Zoom in to this aerial view of the City of Adelaide in 1876 for a wonderfully detailed, three dimensional picture of its buildings and surrounds. 

    Maps and Panoramas | By Jude Elton, History SA | 1870s

  13. Adelaide Botanic Garden

    The Adelaide Botanic Garden is a tranquil retreat within the city.

    Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History SA | East Terrace

  14. Adelaide Brewery

    Adelaide Brewery was an early colonial enterprise. While brewing has long ceased there, the building survives in a different guise.

    Historical Place | By Alison Painter | late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  15. 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

  16. Adelaide City Council plaques

    Adelaide City Council plaques promote the city’s heritage and some South Australian identities.

    Historical Thing | By Bernard O'Neil, History SA | Hindley Street, North Terrace | 1980s, early twenty–first century

  17. Adelaide Festival of the Arts

    This festival is widely recognised as one of the great international arts festivals, while its accompanying Writers’ Week is the largest literary event of its kind.

     

    Historical Event | By Lance Campbell | 1960s, 1970s, 1990s, 2000-2010

  18. Adelaide Fruit and Produce Exchange

    The striking facade from Adelaide’s private produce market in the north east corner of the city remains a city landmark, though the market itself no longer operates.

    Historical Place | By Hannah Stewart, History SA | East Terrace | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

  19. Adelaide Gaol

    One of South Australia's earliest buildings and home to over 300 000 people from 1841 to 1988, Adelaide Gaol is one of Australia's longest operating prisons.

    Historical Place | By Rhiannon Agutter, History SA | Parklands | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

  20. Adelaide General Post Office

    The classically styled freestone Adelaide General Post Office was constructed in the late nineteenth century and housed both the post and telegraph offices which connected Australia with the world

    Historical Place | By Dr Julie Collins, University of South Australia | Northwest corner | 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  21. Adelaide Hospital Row

    A long-running dispute over a senior nursing appointment culminated with a medical officers’ strike and the temporary loss of medical teaching at the Adelaide Hospital

    Historical Subject | By Donald Simpson | 1890s, 1900-1910

  22. Miethke, Ms. Adelaide

    Prussian by descent, Adelaide Miethke was an educationist, and her School of the Air ‘bridged the lonely distance’ for outback children.

    Historical Person | By Dr Helen Jones | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s

  23. Adelaide Mosque

    For over a century the Adelaide Mosque has provided a centre for prayer, community and celebration.

    Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History SA | Southwest corner | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  24. 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

  25. Adelaide Workmen's Homes

    Cottages built for workers through a bequest from businessman and philanthropist Sir Thomas Elder

    Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History SA | Southeast corner | 1890s, 1900-1910, 1960s, 1970s

  26. Schulz, Dr. Adolf

    Adolf Schulz was an educationist with a brilliant grasp of philosophy and psychology, and the first Principal of Adelaide Teachers’ College.

    Historical Person | By Anna Stirling Pope | North Terrace | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

  27. 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

  28. Albion Hotel Ball

    My third great-grandfather's Grand Opening Ball at the Albion Hotel, 1864.

    User Story | 1860s

  29. Ramsay, Mr. Alexander

    As general manager of the South Australian Housing Trust, Alexander Maurice Ramsay was energetic and compassionate.

    Historical Person | By Dr Susan Marsden | North Terrace | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  30. Tolmer, Mr. Alexander

    Alexander Tolmer was a Police Commissioner, initiator of the gold escorts, and by all accounts a colourful character with a thirst for action and adventure.

    Historical Person | By Robert Clyne | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s

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