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Beak, Feather, & Bone: A Map-Labeling RPG

Beak, Feather & Bone is a nifty creative map labelling exercise designed by Tyler Crumrine. Starting with an unlabelled map, players take turns in drawing a standard playing card, picking a building, and then coming up with the story of that building. After a few rounds, you start to see connections between buildings, and the […]

South Aussie stories: Public School Swimming Champ 1920

🏊‍♂️ Today we’re sharing the story of N.Webber, public schools swimming champ in 1920. We found this great photo in the State Library of South Australia digital collection, and after some sleuthing found a few articles on Trove about the same event. 🏆 Webber (sometimes listed as Weber) was entered in the Junior Championship of […]

My Favourite Maps from the David Rumsey Map Collection

The David Rumsey Map Collection contains more than 150,000 maps from around the world, more than 95,000 of which are freely accessible through the online collection. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. David Rumsey […]

Our Visit to Play School

Today we visited Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years at the South Australian Maritime Museum. The exhibit was a fun and interactive space, with plenty to read, play with and watch. Happy Birthday Play School celebrates Play School’s 50th birthday and shows how the show has evolved over the years. Touchscreens throughout the space […]

South Aussie stories: The SA Beef Riot

Today is the anniversary of the South Australian Beef Riot, 1931. At a time when many South Australians were out of work and relying on government rations, more than 1000 unemployed men and their families assembled to protest the replacement of beef with mutton on their ration tickets. The protest began in Port Adelaide and […]

Digital Barn’s September Gallery Crawl

Once a month Adam and I ditch work and check out all the new exhibitions in the North Terrace museum precinct. This month we hit up the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum, the State Library of South Australia and the Royal South Australian Society of Arts. Here are our highlights for […]

Digital Barn’s August Gallery Crawl

Once a month Adam and I ditch work and check out all the new exhibitions in the North Terrace museum precinct. This month we hit up the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum, the State Library of South Australia and the Migration Museum. Here are our highlights for August, along with exhibition […]