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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.
My third great-grandfather's Grand Opening Ball at the Albion Hotel, 1864.
User Story | 1860s
My father was working for the Public Buildings Department at the time and worked on the museum as a leading hand.
The violet was my mother's favourite flower, and my grandmothers too.
Fictional histories of Adelaide
User Story | Southwest corner
Mary Stevens, was a teenager during the Second World War and contributed to the war effort in a number of ways
User Story | 1930s, 1940s
Back in the Eighties I bought a set of lantern slides used to illustrate a talk on one woman's search for the grave of her husband after the end of the First World War.
First time in Adelaide and a memorable stay at Willard Guest House.
User Story | 1970s
The permanent establishment of what became popularly known as the 'Old Adelaide Racecourse' was exceptionally controversial
User Story | East Terrace | 1860s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
My great uncle and aunt owned a property in Woodforde, South Australia (above Rostrevor College). This property was a farm for growing violets.
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