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


The State Library holds a variety of collections that document South Australian history and heritage. Sports, audio-visual and children's collections highlight recreational pursuits of South Australians. Printed material such as newspapers, maps and virtual books illustrate South Australia's documentary heritage through word and image.

The State Library also plays an international collecting role, holding items of worldwide significance such as the largest collection of wine-related materials in the southern hemisphere and a number of unique medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

Networking sites such as Flickr encourage the community to interact with the collections by posting or uploading their own contributions.

The State Library actively acquires contemporary South Australian materials to incorporate in future collections.


SA Newspapers 

SA newspapers

South Australian press

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To be a child

Childhood in South Australia

Mountford-Sheard Collection 

Charles P Mountford

Photography and ethnography of indigenous people

SA in motion 

SA in motion

Home movies and feature films

Music SA 

SA music

Sheet music, and samples of sound recordings

Wine Icon  Wine literature of the world 
Treasures Wall 

Treasures of the State Library

Includes significant South Australiana



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Bradman Digital Library 

Bradman digital library

The Bradman Collection online

The Antiphonal 

The Antiphonal

A 13th century Italian manuscript

Fact Sheets 

Fact sheets and bibliographies



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Adelaide Hours 

Adelaide's Hours

A 14th century book of hours

Virtual books 

Virtual books

Read selected items online




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