Local History

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 […]

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 […]

Elder, Smith and Co’s Bonded and Free Stores

Over the weekend we posted a few photos from the South Australian Maritime Museum’s exhibit Leviathan. More than anything the people we talked to in the few days after remarked about how awesome the building looked. Always eager to learn more, I thought I might spend a few reading up on the historic home of […]