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Providing housing for ‘industrious and deserving’ workers since 1899
Historical Organisation | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Southeast corner | 1890s, 1930s, 2010s
Since 1936 this hall in Gothic style has served the University of Adelaide and the community
Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1920s, 1930s, 2000-2010
This merchant, banker, landowner and philanthropist was generous but shrewd, and often tagged with the phrase ‘philanthropy plus ten per cent’.
Historical Person | By John Healey | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s
‘South Australia’, wrote the early twentieth-century author of The Cyclopedia of South Australia, ‘owes its existence to a movement which had its origins in philanthropy’.
Historical Subject | By Rob Linn | early nineteenth century, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
Sir Edwin Thomas Smith was a brewer, parliamentarian and, thanks to his philanthropy, Adelaide’s favourite millionaire.
Historical Person | By Peter Moore | North Terrace | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s
A statue of Sir Samuel Way reflects his towering presence in legal, political and cultural circles in the last decades of the nineteenth century.
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s
The sculpture of Elder is at the University of Adelaide, a major beneficiary of his philanthropy
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | 1890s, 1900-1910
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