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South Australia Office open day

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State Library of South Australia

Cnr North Terrace & Kintore Avenue

Adelaide, SA 5000

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You’re invited to our South Australian office for a rare Saturday Open Day.

The Somerville Reading Room will be open all day for records viewing* and staff will be on hand for help with your research or to introduce you to using RecordSearch. Join our staff for a series of talks on what’s new in the Archives – find out about significant projects such as the cataloguing of World War II Army pay files and digitisation of 19th century maritime records. The kids are welcome too – there will also be a talk about using the Archives’ online resources for schools and students.

Bookings for talks are essential, please see details below and register for each event seperately, or just come into the main body of the State Library and ask to speak to National Archives staff on the day.

*Note that requests to view records in the Reading Room must be made at least 5 days in advance.

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Letters from Home – World War II Army pay files

10am-11am AND 2-3pm

Bray Room 1, State Library of South Australia

The South Australia office has recently catalogued over 35,000 World War II Army pay files making it much easier to search for and request these records. These are a significant resource for those interested in family history and the World War II home front in South Australia, and powerfully demonstrate the effects of conflict on the lives of civilians and the volunteer forces. We’ll look at pay office records that show insight into the experience of individuals during the war including children, Aboriginal Australians and migrants. See examples of these types of records and find out how to research them further.



Ships Ahoy! Maritime records at the National Archives

11am-12pm AND 1-2pm

Bray Room 1, State Library of South Australia

The National Archives holds a wide range of maritime records dating from the 1850s onwards. Whether you are searching for a deserter or a lighthouse keeper, want to find about more about the service of your seafaring ancestor or the ships they sailed on, these records hold much of interest to the family historian. Much of this material has recently been digitised, find out more about how to access it online.



VRROOM!

12-12.30pm AND 3.30-4pm

Bray Room 1, State Library of South Australia

The National Archives holds a wealth of material relating to topics covered by the Australian Curriculum such as immigration, World War I, Federation and Indigenous history. Learn about our Virtual Reading Room, a resource for teachers and students, and take part in exercises in ‘reading’ photographs as historical texts. Suitable for teachers and students from year 3 and up.

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