1. 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

  2. Higher education

    Higher education has expanded to provide a range of benefits to all.

    Historical Subject | By Alison Mackinnon AM | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  3. Kindergartens

    Based on the philosophy and understanding of child development of the German educator and philosopher Friedrich Froebel, kindergartens in South Australia began for both educational and humanitarian reasons.

    Historical Subject | By Dr Helen Jones | early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  4. Sir Thomas Elder statue

    The sculpture of Elder is at the University of Adelaide, a major beneficiary of his philanthropy

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | 1890s, 1900-1910

  5. The University of Adelaide

    Reflecting the province's progressive founding ideals, the University of Adelaide on North Terrace was South Australia's first university, established in 1874. 

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

  6. Workers' Educational Association of South Australia

    Institutions transplanted to Australia were not always successful but the WEA, brought from England, survived an early period of adaptation before becoming a significant South Australian educational institution.

    Historical Organisation | By Denis Binnion | early twentieth century