Text: Jackie Mussared
Images: Jackie Mussared
A selection of new items added to our archive during April 2021
The Practical Home Gardener
A copy of T R N Lothian’s book ‘The Practical Home Gardener’ was given to MLDHS by the Lothian family. The subtitle is: A Guide to the Cultivation of Plants in Australia, with special details for the Drier Regions.
CWA and the Good Neighbour Council
A framed document of a Charter of Affiliation between the South Australian CWA & the Good Neighbour Council.
Communist Party of Australia
Obviously presented during the Cold War, the Call to the People of Australia was prepared by Chief Justices and religious leaders. The writers of the poster were asking for support from the Australian people to ban the Communist Party of Australia in a referendum the Menzies government had put forward. The referendum was defeated. The poster was found in the CWA Hall in 2010.
Mt Lofty House
Book: Mount Lofty House An Enduring History of Celebration written by David Sly with photographs by Tony Lewis & the State Library of South Australia. The building of the house began in 1852 by Arthur Hardy & was the first gentleman’s residence to be built on the road to Mount Lofty
The Founders of South Australia
Booklet: The Founders, Theoretical Colonizers & Pioneers which was the inaugural address to the Pioneer’s Club in 1935 by Dr Archibald Grenfell Price. The Pioneer’s Club is now the Pioneers Association of South Australia.
Mitcham Village Sketchbook
Mitcham Village Sketchbook with drawings by Pamela Oborn and text by Christine Chinner.
Fossil Remains of Lake Callabonna
Fossil Remains of Lake Callabonna Vol Pt 1 & 2 by E C Stirling & A H C Zietz. This includes the physical features of the lake & a new genus of fossil with a description of the manus & pes of diprotoden australis.
No: 4626001 & 4626002
King William Street
Photocopies of streetscapes of King William Street & North Terrace from the National Library of Australia.
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