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LIVE AND LEARN In partnership with the Friends of the State Library of South Australia
STOP PRESS! DISCOVERING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERS
Speaker: Carolyn Spooner Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 11.00am Cost: FREE Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, State Library
South Australia has a rich newspaper history. Our first newspaper the South Australian gazette and colonial register was sold on the streets of London price sixpence on 18 June 1836. It was nearly a year later on 3 June 1837 in Adelaide that the second issue was published! In the 1850s, reporter Richard Jagoe lived rough among the sand dunes at Semaphore, where he could see approaching ships and go out on his own boat to get the first news from England off to the Adelaide Times. By the turn of the century, as many as 23 newspapers were published in metropolitan Adelaide alone, and the state boasts the first foreign language title and the first illustrated title in Australia. As well as a glimpse into our history, we find out what defines a newspaper, and how they are processed in the State Library. On the practical front, we find out how to access newspapers via the State Library catalogue, via our helpful SA Newspapers library guide, our eResources databases such as PressDisplay, and on Trove. Image: Sunday mail, various editions published, September 1962
The State Library's map collection charts our history and tells our story. The first official depiction of Goyder’s Line on a map in 1865 is something of a mystery, while early exploration maps can be found in unusual places. One of our historical maps even went into outer space. Closer to home the Hundreds series of maps show locations of individual features such as wells and swamps in country areas. In the metropolitan area, the Reticulation plan series show details such as water supply and contour lines, while the Orthophoto map series are a birds-eye-view of individual houses in the suburbs. Discover how to find a map of your locality via our catalogue, and how to access from home a range of digitised maps useful for family history and locality research via our Mapping sources for South Australian history library guide. Image: Hand drawn map of Africa in Charles Wilson’s shipboard journal kept on the Duke of Roxburgh emigrant ship in 1838, SLSA PRG 1399/3/1