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Key events and issues : 1852-1883

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1850 | 1851 | 1852 | 1853 | 1854 | 1855 | 1856 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859 |

1860 | 1861 | 1862 | 1863 | 1864 | 1865 | 1866 | 1867 | 1868 | 1869 |

1870 | 1871 | 1872 | 1873 | 1874 | 1875 | 1876 | 1877 | 1878 | 1879 |

1880 | 1881 | 1882 | 1883

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South Australiana: Sources a comprehensive list of websites, published and non-published sources for South Australiana materials.

Top right of this page Jesse Young's drawing shows Ernest Giles's expedition of 1875.

Click on 'view details' below to explore resources, including photographs and daguerreotypes, first-hand accounts in diaries and letters, newspaper reports, artistic impressions of Adelaide and the expanding townships, maps and archival records. Displayed items illustrate the effects of the gold rush, exploration, mining developments... and more.

Adelaide Liedertafel Ladies' & Gentlemans' Social
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Adelaide Steamship Company operates new fast steamers
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Adelaide Synagogue
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Advertisement for A. Simpson & Son's safes
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Advertisement for City Baths
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Afghan handlers and camels
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Alexander Tolmer
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Australian exploring expedition in the scrub
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Babbage's map
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Barossa Goldfields, Diggings
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Boiler explosion at Moonta Mines
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Bridge workers, Murray Bridge
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