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Dennis was a poet, journalist and satirist, renowned for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, the bestselling book of Australian poetry.
Historical Person | By Valmai Hankel | North Terrace, Southeast corner | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century
With few areas of high rainfall, South Australia lacks abundant native forests.
Historical Subject | By Rob Robinson and Peter Johnston | early twentieth century, Great Depression, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
George William Hannaford was born on 4 January 1852, the son of farmer George Williams Hannaford and his wife Ann (née Cornish) of ‘Hatchlands’ in Hartley Vale, near Gumeracha, South Australia.
Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | 1860s, 1900-1910, late nineteenth century
Although South Australia was proclaimed a free settlement, colonial officials soon found they needed a gaol to house lawbreakers.
Historical Subject | By Patricia Sumerling | early nineteenth century, early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
Abstemious but easy-going, Sir Sidney Kidman was a pastoralist and philanthropist who made friends easily.
Historical Person | By Rob Linn | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century
A conscientious and gifted forestry administrator, Walter Gill was also an enthusiastic nature photographer.
Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century
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