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Arnold, Lorna and Smith, Mark, Britain, Australia and the Bomb: the nuclear tests and their aftermath (2nd edn),Palgrave, New York, 2006.

Bagot, WH, Some Nineteenth Century Adelaide Architects, Pioneers' Association of South Australia, Adelaide, 1958.

Bannon, John, Supreme Federalist: the political life of Sir John Downer, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, 2009.

Bannon, John, The Crucial Colony: South Australia's role in reviving federation, 1891 to 1897, Federalism Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, 1994.

Beadell, Len, Blast the Bush, Rigby, Adelaide, 1972.

Bell, Clarrie, Women in Munitions: a history of munition workers at Hendon Munition Factory 1940–45, Historical Society of Woodville, Woodville, 1989.

Bickel, Lennard, Florey: the man who made penicillin, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1995.

Brooke, Stephen, The Railways of Australia, Dreamweaver Books, Sydney, 1984.

Burke, David, Road through the Wilderness: the story of the transcontinental railway, the first great work of Australia's federation, New South Wales University Press, Kensington, 1991.

Cross, Roger and Hudson, Avon, Beyond Belief: the British bomb tests – Australia's veterans speak out, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, 2005.

Cuffley, Peter and Middlemis, Cas, Hung Out to Dry: Gilbert Toyne's classic Australian clothes hoist, Cas Middlemis, Netherby, 2009.

Cumming, DA and Moxham, GC, They Built South Australia: engineers, technicians, manufacturers, contractors and their work, DA Cumming and GC Moxham, Adelaide, 1986.

Dennis, Peter (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1995.

Department of Repatriation and Compensation, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, SA, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1975.

Dickinson, Ben, Uranium in South Australia: past, present and future, Australian Mineral Development Laboratories, Frewville, 1984.

Donovan, Peter and O'Neil, Bernard, The Long Haul: Australian National 1978–1988, revised and updated by Christopher Jay, Focus Books, Double Bay, 1992.

Downes, Jim and Daum, Berthold, The Indian-Pacific: from coast to coast, Lichtbild Pty Ltd, Cromer, 1997.

Downes, Jim and Daum, Berthold, The Ghan: from Adelaide to Alice, Lichtbild Pty Ltd, Cromer, 1996.

Durdin, Joan, They Became Nurses: a history of nursing in South Australia 1836–1980, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1991.

Fraser, Bryce (ed.), The Macquarie Encyclopedia of Australian Events, Macquarie Library, North Ryde, 1997.

Fuller, Basil, The Ghan: the story of the Alice Springs railway, New Holland Publishers, Chatswood, 2012.

George, Karen, Finding Your own Way: a guide to records of children's homes in South Australia, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., Adelaide, 2005.

Giles, Alfred, Exploring in the Seventies and the Construction of the Overland Telegraph Line, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, 1995.

Greater than Their Knowing: a glimpse of South Australian women 1836–1986, Wakefield Press, Netley, 1986.

Howell, PA, 'The genesis of an Australian icon: the Hills Hoist', Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, no. 35, 2007, p. 98.

Hyams, Bernard et al., Learning and Other Things: sources for a social history of education in South Australia, South Australian Government Printer, Netley, 1988.

Inglis, KS, This Is the ABC: the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1932–1983 (2nd edn), Black Inc., Melbourne, 2006.

Jaensch, Dean (ed.), The Flinders History of South Australia: political history, Wakefield Press, Netley, 1986.

Jennings, Reece Ian, WA Webb, South Australian Railways Commissioner1922–1930: a political, economic and social biography,Nesfield Press, Adelaide, 1973.

Johns, R Keith, A Mirage in the Desert? The discovery, evaluation and development of the Olympic Dam ore body at Roxby Downs, South Australia, 1975–88, O'Neil Historical and Editorial Services, Klemzig, 2010.

Last, Peter, The Repat: a biography of Repatriation General Hospital (Daw Park) and a history of repatriation services in South Australia, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, 1994.

Luke, Monte, Riders of the Steel Highway: the history of Australia's Commonwealth Railways 1912–1975, VM & BM Luke, Port Augusta, 1997.

Manning, Geoffrey H, Manning's Place Names of South Australia from Aaron Creek to Zion Hill, Gould Books, Modbury, 2006.

Marsden, Susan, Stark, Paul and Sumerling, Patricia (eds), Heritage of the City of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, Corporation of the City of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1990.

Morgan, EJR, Early Adelaide Architecture 1836 to 1886, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1969.

Morton, Peter, Fire across the Desert: Woomera and the Anglo–Australian Joint Project 1946–1980, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1989.

O'Neil, Bernard, Raftery, Judith and Round, Kerrie, Playford's South Australia: essays on the history of South Australia, 1933–1968, Association of Professional Historians, Adelaide, 1996.

Page, Michael F, Sculptors in Space: South Australian architects 1836–1986, Royal Australian Institute of Architects (South Australian Chapter), Adelaide, 1986.

Pearn, John, 'An Australian soldier-naturalist: the civilian and military contributions of Captain Ronald Vernon Southcott AAMC (1918–1998)', Journal of the Australian Defence Health Service, vol. 5, no. 2, 2004.

Peel, Mark, Good Times, Hard Times: the past and the future in Elizabeth, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1995.

Port, Leo and Murray, Brian, Australian Inventions, Cassell Australia, Stanmore, 1978.

Prest, Jean, Sir John Langdon Bonython: newspaper proprietor, politician and philanthropist, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, 2011.

Prest, Wilfrid (ed.), The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, 2001.

Richards, Eric (ed.), The Flinders History of South Australia: social history, Wakefield Press, Cowandilla, 1986.

Robertson, P, Guinness Australian Firsts, Collins Australia, Sydney, 1987.

Ross, AT, Armed & Ready: the industrial development & defence of Australia, 1900–1945, Turton & Armstrong, Wahroonga, 1995.

Ross, John F, History of Radio in South Australia, 1897–1977, John F Ross, Plympton Park, 1978.

Samuels, Brian, South Australian History: a select chronology, History Trust of South Australia, Adelaide, 1987.

Selby, Jonathan (ed.), South Australia's Mining Heritage, Department of Mines and Energy, Adelaide, 1987.

Symonds, JL, A History of British Atomic Tests in Australia, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1985.

Taylor, Peter, An End to Silence: the building of the Overland Telegraph Line from Adelaide to Darwin, Methuen Australia, Sydney, 1980.

Varacalli, Jamie, The life cycle of migrant hostels established in South Australia post WWII (1948–1955), with an emphasis on those run by the Commonwealth, unpublished manuscript, National Archives of Australia, Adelaide, 2009.

Walker, Martin, The Post, Telegraph and Telephone Offices of South Australia and the Northern Territory, Martin Walker, Torrensville, 2004.

Walsh, Kate, The Changing Face of Australia: a century of immigration 1901–2000, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 2001.