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William Henry Willshire, Adelaide born, joined the South Australian police in 1878 and in 1882 was posted to central Australia.
Historical Person | By Robert Foster | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century
Wirrarninthi/Park 23 is the site of a Kaurna food and medicine trail, a playground for children, and sporting facilities.
Historical Place | By Tennille Anderson, Linnell Hopkins, April Mears and Caitlin Videon, Australian Environmental History Course, Flinders University of South Australia and Jude Elton, History SA | Parklands, Southwest corner, West Terrace | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
At the time of its installation in 1995, Yerrakartarta was the largest public commission of Aboriginal artwork in Australia.
Historical Thing | North Terrace | 1990s, Aboriginal Country pre-contact, late twentieth century
African and Asian Zambians have resettled in Australia since 1973 when the White Australia Policy was abolished.
Historical Subject | By Migration Museum | late twentieth century
African and Asian Zimbabweans were not permitted to resettle in Australia until after 1973 when the 1901 Immigration Restriction Act, better known as the White Australia Policy, was abolished
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