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Commonwealth Government Records about South Australia


Food and dining out

South Australia has long been associated with the production and enjoyment of good food and wine. The Archives holds a variety of records that document South Australia's relationship with creating and consuming produce.

State Deputy Prices Commissioner, South Australia records contain interesting information about the state's food industry. Price control was introduced by the Commonwealth Government in 1939 as part of its defence responsibility during World War II. The records cover a great variety of manufacturers, retailers and wholesale traders in South Australia. Price control passed from Commonwealth to state administration in 1948.

Archives records relating to food and food production in South Australia range from menus, trading results, pricing indexes and photographs, to copyright applications for cookbooks and trademark registrations for brands and food products.

SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO FOOD AND DINING OUT IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Canberra
South Australian Royal Commission on the Licensing Act – request for Commonwealth departmental assistance, 1966 A463, 1966/1768
Photograph of outdoor cafe, Adelaide, near river bank, city buildings opposite, 1967 A1500, K17550
Photographs of 19th-century Victorian-era hotels in Adelaide, 1979 A6180, 2/2/79/6
Photographs of 19th-century Victorian-era hotels in Adelaide, 1979 A6180, 2/2/79/7
Photographs of 19th-century Victorian-era hotels in Adelaide, 1979 A6180, 2/2/79/8
Photographs of 19th-century Victorian-era hotels in Adelaide, 1979 A6180, 2/2/79/9
Photographs of 19th-century Victorian-era hotels in Adelaide, 1979 A6180, 2/2/79/10
Photographs of 19th-century Victorian-era hotels in Adelaide, 1979 A6180, 2/2/79/11
Photographs of 19th-century Victorian-era hotels in Adelaide, 1979 A6180, 2/2/79/12
Sydney
Class representation of trademarks – 13 January 1908 to 1 December 1909 class 42 volume 9, 1908–09 D5005, CLVOL9 1908–09
Adelaide
Menu cards, 1938–71 B300, 7942 part 1
Menu cards, 1938–71 B300, 7942 part 2
Menu cards, 1938–71 B300, 7942 part 3
Menu cards, 1938–71 B300, 7942 part 4
Menu cards, 1938–71 B300, 7942 part 5
Menu cards, 1938–71 B300, 7942 part 6
Trading results – Mr CA Haigh, 2 Douglas St, Parkside, confectionery retailer, 1943–48 AP5/1, 1945/908
Agreement to sell apples and pears in the East End Market, 1941–42 AP314/1, 3452
Administration food industry – dried fruit and packing sheds, South Australia and miscellaneous, 1945–50 D358, 3011/5/2
Coffee lounge, Woomera, 1957 AP567/1, 1957/584

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