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


As the iconic 'Festival State', South Australia enjoys an impressive reputation as an innovator of cultural identity. The State Library's online collections celebrate the rich inheritance of South Australian artists who pioneered and excelled in a variety of fields such as visual arts, writing, film-making, music and dance. The State Library also provides access to creative works supporting or protesting war efforts, artistry within its heritage collection of children's material and the classic beauty of its historical treasures. 


State of the arts icon 

The State of the arts

Arts and culture in South Australia

SA in motion 

SA in motion

Home movies and feature films

Music SA 

SA music

Sheet music, and samples of sound recordings

SA People 

SA people

South Australian personalities

South Australians At War 

South Australians at war

Art and literature in conflict

Treasures Wall 

Treasures of the State Library

Includes artistic works

Fact Sheets 

Fact sheets and bibliographies







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