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Commonwealth Government Records about South Australia


Sport and recreation

The Commonwealth's interest in sport and recreation includes research into, promotion, funding and other support of professional and amateur sport. Archives records about sport and recreation can be found in a range of series relating to sports businesses, broadcasting and customs. Records relating to sport and recreation in South Australia include correspondence about radio programs, copyright applications and photographs.

SELECTED SERIES RELATING TO SPORT AND RECREATION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Sydney
Recorded by: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, South Australian Branch
Correspondence files for radio sports programs, 1960 D1443
Correspondence files for television sports programs, 1961 D1444
SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO SPORT AND RECREATION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide
Collotype engraving from original photograph, England versus South Australia at the Adelaide Oval, plus copyright form, 1906 D4477, 679
Trading results Adelaide Sports Depot – retail sports depot, 1939–47 AP5/1, 1944/238
Italian consulate file – sport and recreation, 1935–44 AP501/2, 302
English cricket teams visits to Australia, 1932–50 B300, 4974/37
Group of cricketers, 1940 B3115, 751
Woomera Cricket Association, 1953–59 D250, 56/1117 part 1
Her Majesty's Customs Football Team, 1921 D5063, 737
Collective travel permit for the members of a team from Ceylon, Olympic and Empire Games Association – British Empire Games, 1937 D596, 1937/8224

World land speed record attempt

English land speed record breaker Donald Campbell, set a world land speed record at Lake Eyre in 1964. A range of Commonwealth agencies were involved in the project, and many related files are now held by the Archives.

SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO THE WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD ATTEMPT IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Canberra
Donald Campbell – attempt on world land speed record, Australia, 1961–65 A463, 1961/3555 part 1
Donald Campbell – attempt on world land speed record, Australia, 1961–65 A463, 1961/3555 part 2
Parliamentary question – regarding cost of preparations for land and water speed record attempt by Campbell, Donald, 1963–64 A463, 1963/1717
Personal papers of Prime Minister Holt, correspondence and representations including Lake Eyre land speed record attempt by D Campbell, 1963–64 M2568, 59
Proposed world land speed record attempt in Australia by Donald Campbell, 1961–64 A3211, 1964/1591
Cabinet minute – Mr Donald Campbell – Lake Eyre land speed record attempt – without submission, 1964 A5828, 112
Sydney
World land speed record – Donald Campbell segment, magnetic sound film, 1964 C475, ARCH 05F/0943
Provision of airway facilities for world land speed attempt at Lake Eyre, 1964 D646, 24/8/12
Adelaide
World land speed record attempt at Lake Eyre, South Australia by Mr Donald Campbell, 1961–65 B300, 9753 part 1
World land speed record attempt at Lake Eyre, South Australia by Mr Donald Campbell, 1961–65 B300, 9753 part 2
World land speed record attempt at Lake Eyre, South Australia by Mr Donald Campbell, 1961–65 B300, 9753 part 3
Approval from Comptroller General for entry under section 162 – equipment in connection with Bluebird project – world speed record – Mr D Campbell, 1962–65 D737, S1965/6956
Land speed record attempt Lake Eyre – D Campbell, 1964 D250, 56/2857 part 1

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