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Learning from the Treasures Wall

The Treasures Wall showcases historical and contemporary materials held in the State Library of South Australia. It is an exhibition of unique items that reflect our cultural identity. Selected items tell stories of times past and present, of historical moments and of great achievements.

By having such items on display, we can introduce the people of South Australia to their heritage, provide a sense of history and an appreciation of those who helped shape it.

The Treasures Wall exhibition is an ideal focus point for the study and appreciation of history. Students of all ages will find something of wonder and interest, and gain an understanding of the vital role which cultural institutions play in the preservation of our heritage for future generations.

Because of the eclectic nature of the exhibition and the regular changeover of artefacts, the exhibition is best viewed as a whole, with an emphasis on its heritage value rather than trying to fit each exhibit into a particular historical context. To this extent the State Library of South Australia Education Unit has put together a kit that builds onto the concepts expressed in the South Australian school curriculum's Change and Continuity strand of the Society and Environment band.

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Flinders Ranges South Australia's winter sunland

Flinders Ranges tourism poster from the 1930s
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