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A geologist and explorer, Cecil Madigan crossed the Simpson Desert in the last classic Australian exploration adventure.
Historical Person | By Michael Madigan | Hindley Street | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
An eclectic mix since foundation, Hindley Street has seen it all
Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Hindley Street | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s
Opening in 1933, inheriting the place of a cinema which had existed on the spot since 1910, the Rex Theatre was a popular cinema on Rundle Street that was demolished in 1961.
Historical Place | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Mall | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Roy Rene, known most prominently for his character of Mo McCackie, has been generally hailed as one of Australia’s best comic performers.
Historical Person | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | Hindley Street | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
The Women's Work Depot sprang out of a First World War business, theTrench Comforts Shop, reforming in 1920 to sell goods made by women.
Historical Organisation | By Pat Stretton | Rundle Mall | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, early twentieth century
Discover the people who have shaped Adelaide
Explore the city's built environment and famous Parklands
Find the stories behind the city's public artworks, monuments and memorials
Browse some of the themes that contextualise the city's history
Learn about the organisations that have made the city tick
Find out what's drawn people into the city's streets
Explore some of the early maps, plans and panoramas that trace the development of the city
Discover the city's history through a rich collection of museum objects
Explore Adelaide by following a themed tour
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