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Commonwealth Government Records about South Australia


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The Chrysler Royal, 1957. This car was manufactured at the Chrysler Australia Ltd plant in Keswick, South Australia. The Archives holds many records relating to manufacturing in South Australia

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Map showing settled portion of South Australia, 1885

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The inauguration of Sir Douglas Nicholls as Governor of South Australia, 1977

From Chapter 1

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Cinema building and drive-in, Tarcoola, South Australia, 1975

From Chapter 2

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The last camel mail on its way from Oodnadatta in South Australia to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, 1872. Shortly after, the Overland Telegraph replaced the camel mail

From Chapter 3

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Singer Miss van Zyl performing at television station ADS7, Adelaide, 1965

From Chapter 3

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A model of Woomera village, 1957

From Chapter 4

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Customs house, Port Pirie, South Australia, 1971

From Chapter 5

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A Women’s Royal Australian Navy inspection by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, HMAS Torrens, South Australia, c.1944. Australian War Memorial

From Chapter 6

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Daw Park Repatriation General Hospital, South Australia, 1971

From Chapter 6

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Senior research students Kamali Bhagat Rajbhandary (centre) and S Sambe Gowda (right) discuss their work with fifth-year medical student Sam Abraham, University of Adelaide, 1957. These students studied in Australia under the Colombo Plan.

From Chapter 7

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Delegates to the Federal Convention, Adelaide, South Australia, 1897

From Chapter 8

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Quarantine station launch Cheopis alongside SV Oregon Pine quarantined for fumigation, Torrens Island Quarantine Station, South Australia, 1924.

From Chapter 9

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The Swan family’s application for assisted passage to Australia, 1961. Son James Dixon Swan is better known as Jimmy Barnes

From Chapter 10

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The dining room at Pennington Migrant Hostel, Adelaide, 1973

From Chapter 10

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Some of the workers who built the biggest ship ever constructed in the country, Whyalla shipyard, South Australia, 1958. The ship was a 19,000-ton ore carrier for Broken Hill Pty. Ltd.

From Chapter 11

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The High Court of Australia, Melbourne. From its inception in 1903, the High Court has settled disputes regarding the interpretation of the Constitution. The Archives holds various records relating to High Court functions in South Australia

From Chapter 12

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R Squarise sheet music, ‘The Adelaide Arcade grand polka’, submitted as part of a copyright registration application, 1885

From Chapter 13

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A wheat stack, South Australia, 1890

From Chapter 14

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Grape harvest time at the G Gramp and Sons Vineyards, Barossa Valley, South Australia, 1968

From Chapter 14

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The anti-tank weapon Malkara in flight during a demonstration at Woomera, South Australia, 1959. Malkara was put through exhaustive tests at the Woomera Rocket Range

From Chapter 15

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A housewife demonstrates the advantages of a Hills Hoist, 1968. The Hills Hoist was invented by South Australian Lance Hill

From Chapter 15

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An original brochure for a Holden car, 1948. After World War II, General Motors Holden established a major car-production plant at Elizabeth, South Australia

From Chapter 16

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Japanese internees planting seedlings, Loveday internment camp, South Australia, 1944

From Chapter 17

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A steam train in the Adelaide hills, 1890

From Chapter 18

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Neptune Island lighthouse keeper, Mr Salchany, signals a passing ship, South Australia, 1963

From Chapter 18

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Gunners AR Wheaton and PE Worley of the Australian Women’s Army Service level the depression range finder in the observation post, Fort Largs, South Australia, 1944

From Chapter 19

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Don Bradman in action, 1947

From Chapter 20

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Prime Minister Gough Whitlam with South Australian Premier Don Dunstan at the Lodge, Canberra, 1973

From Chapter 20

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Roma Mitchell wearing the robes and full bottomed wig of a Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, 1965

From Chapter 20

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Margaret Preston at work on one of her still-life studies entitled The Window, 1946

From Chapter 20

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Australian Travel poster, ‘A city in a garden, Adelaide, South Australia’, 1932

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