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SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future




Project Summary

SA Memory is an online gateway developed by the State Library of South Australia to South Australian culture and heritage, past and present. This multimedia website focuses on the South Australian experience-what makes South Australia different from other places. SA Memory illustrates and interprets themes highlighting South Australia's people, places, issues and events from the colony's beginnings to now: South Australia's 'memory'.

SA Memory showcases a wide range of published and archival materials from the State Library and contributing partners. Original materials include photographs, art works, posters, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, artefacts, sound recordings, film clips, and more which document life in South Australia, past and present.

Many of these materials have previously only been accessible to visitors to collections, but are now accessible in a user-friendly way statewide and beyond. Most items available are about South Australia, created by South Australians, or produced in this state.

SA Memory seeks to reach a broad online audience throughout the state and worldwide. SA Memory aims to stimulate interest and inquiry into South Australian history and culture, whether general, popular interest; more in-depth research; or curriculum-based study. 

SA Memory encourages collaboration with partners such as public libraries, local history societies, galleries, museums, archives, government agencies, businesses, and the community, to build a rich website resource and enhance the stories told.

This website will continue to evolve with the addition of further selected materials from State Library collection materials and resources from contributing partners to illustrate particular themes.


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