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


Many South Australians contributed to the success of the state and the nation. The world-famous and the world-renowned, the innovative and illustrious, the courageous and the creative - these people stand out for their achievements in a wide variety of fields. Everyday South Australians also played vital roles in determining the nature of our state. Whether they fought battles on military or political fronts, or forged new communities or religious identities, their daily lives made history. Today, the State Library seeks to integrate the experiences of everyday South Australians as part of South Australia's collective memory.


SA People 

SA people

South Australian personalities

Mountford-Sheard Collection 

Charles P Mountford

Photography and ethnography of indigenous people

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The Radical dream

Social reform in South Australia

Regions and Towns : South Australia 

Regions and towns

Regional South Australia

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Religion in South Australia

A diversity of faiths

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A Rich tapestry

South Australian communities

South Australians At War 

South Australians at war

South Australian sacrifices and contributions

Women and Politics in South Australia 

Catherine Helen Spence

A bibliography

Mary Lee 

Mary Lee 1821 - 1909

Voting rights for women in South Australia

Women and Politics in South Australia 

Women and politics

Social and political development

Encounter 1802 - 2002 

Encounter 1802 - 2002

Flinders and Baudin

Downstream - the River Murray in South Australia 


The River Murray
in South Australia

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Your story

Add your story

Virtual books 

Virtual books

Read selected items online

Bradman Digital Library 

Bradman digital library

The Bradman Collection online

Fact Sheets 

Fact sheets and bibliographies




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