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Imposing mine Superintendent Henry Richard Hancock substantially reorganized and developed the “Monster Mine” at Moonta.
Historical Person | By Ros Paterson | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century
Copper brought unexpected wealth to the new colony and was an economic mainstay for 70 years, with a resurgence since the 1980s at Olympic Dam
Historical Subject | By Peter Bell | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century
Hanged at Adelaide Gaol on 30 December 1873, the 26-year-old Elizabeth Woolcock is the only woman to have been legally executed in South Australia
Historical Person | By Peter Bell | 1870s
Frederick May was an engineer and manufacturer, and the archetypal 'quiet achiever' who missed out on major fame and success.
Historical Person | By Mark Boon | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
George William Hannaford was born on 4 January 1852, the son of farmer George Williams Hannaford and his wife Ann (née Cornish) of ‘Hatchlands’ in Hartley Vale, near Gumeracha, South Australia.
Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | 1860s, 1900-1910, late nineteenth century
Known to all as ‘Aunty Glad’, Elphick was a tireless worker for Aboriginal welfare.
Historical Person | By Lewis O'Brien & Professor Paul Hughes | North Terrace | 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Harry Butler was a charismatic young aviator with a barnstorming style.
Historical Person | By Dr Robert Nicol | 1910s, 1920s
A collection of nearly 400 objects related to the foundation and settlement of the British colony of South Australia.
Collection Level Description | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Narisha Cash's mural acknowledges and celebrates the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of Adelaide and the Adelaide plains.
Historical Thing | By Catherine Barron, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 2010s, Aboriginal Country pre-contact, early twenty–first century
Although South Australia was proclaimed a free settlement, colonial officials soon found they needed a gaol to house lawbreakers.
Historical Subject | By Patricia Sumerling | early nineteenth century, early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
Richard Bowyer Smith and his brother Clarence could both rightfully claim distinction as the inventors of the stump-jump plough.
Historical Person | By Ros Paterson | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
A pastoralist and mine-owner once accused of fraud, Hughes stated shortly before his death: ‘I have been a sinner all my life’.
Historical Person | By Patricia Sumerling | North Terrace | 1840s, mid nineteenth century
The South Australian Tourism Commission, established in 1993, focuses on marketing South Australia as a tourist destination to interstate and overseas markets.
Historical Subject | By Lyn Leader-Elliot | North Terrace, Parklands | 1880s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010
Discover the people who have shaped Adelaide
Explore the city's built environment and famous Parklands
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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
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