Events and Activities

Archives Open!

Celebrate the History Festival with us at our Open Day. Our Research Centre will be open for research, and we'll also have:

- Tours of the repository
- Family History talks
- A sausage sizzle
- Q & A with the Director
- Digitisation demonstrations

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Colonial Art Exhibitions in South Australia

Visual arts exhibitions in nineteenth century South Australia were used to shape the identity of the young colony. Discover how archival research at State Records can be used to uncover the history of exhibitions held by individual artists and eventually the Government of South Australia.

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From Old Papers to Historic Documents

In 1919, in the basement of a public library, Australia’s first government archive was established. Hear about the Archive’s early years through the eyes of George Pitt, Australia’s first government archivist and the man responsible for managing the collection still in use nearly 100 years later.

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