Join professional historian, Patricia Sumerling on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 11 am in the Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building. Patricia has written extensively about Adelaide and its parklands, pubs and industries. Her books include Elephants and Egotists: in search of Samorn of the Adelaide Zoo, Bert Edwards: King of the West End, and The Noon Lady of Towitta.
By George French Angas. Photo: South Australian State Library
This fantastic exhibition has been extended through to late September 2021, giving everyone even more time to view the fantastic work of celebrated artist George French Angas. On show on the Treasures Wall from 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays and public holidays) this is an exhibition not to be missed.
Born in 1822, George French Angas is the eldest son of George Fife Angas (after whom Angaston was named. After arriving in Adelaide in 1844, George undertook journeys to the Murray Lakes, Barossa Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula and the South East, capturing impressions of the landscapes, inhabitants, flora and fauna in the young colony of South Australia.
After returning to London, he publishing his book South Australia Illustrated as a snapshot of South Australia.
The South Australian Library has an amazing array of resources on a wide variety of subject matters. Search your family history, read ejournals, magazines and newspapers or explore the vast variety of pictures, photos, and objects.
The State Library catalogue brings together all of the published, archival, pictorial and ephemeral collections in one search tool. Check out the State Library for the quirky bit of research.
Find your way to the State Library by public transport or park in nearby Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, Adelaide.
The State Library has wheelchair and stroller access to the Spence Wing and Mortlock Chamber via the lift in the glass foyer entrance. On-street disabled parking is available in nearby roads.
Enjoy a break at St Raphael located on the ground floor in the glass foyer, open 7.30 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday.
Be COVID safe. Please check in on the SA Government COVID-Safe App, wear your mask and social distance.