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Adelaide (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

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A View of Adelaide, 1910 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082C/6
Scope and Contents

285 x 165 mm. A rather darkly printed black and white photograph looking towards South Adelaide from Montefiore Hill, with the Adelaide Oval at the bottom of the hill. An almost identical viewpoint to Y3082A/13, although taken from a higher position. The towers of the Post Office and Town Hall can be seen right of centre, with the Mount Lofty Ranges encircling the town.

Dates: 1910 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Adelaide, a French steamer, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022P/33
Scope and Contents

Showing the steamer moored at Adelaide Harbour.

Dates: 1901
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Adelaide, from Post Office Tower, looking South-West, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/6
Scope and Contents

260 x 205 mm. A view out over Franklin Street, to the edge of the city, but with open country in the distance, and a timber yard behind Franklin Street.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Adelaide from the Hills, 1870 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y308B/169
Scope and Contents

216 x 168 mm. A view from the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Little of the city can be discerned but the picture shows cultivated fields on the plain outside the city.

Dates: 1870 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Agricultural College, Roseworthy, near Adelaide, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/41
Scope and Contents

260 x 205 mm. A three-quarter front view of the brick building, with students standing in front. The Agricultural College at Roseworthy is the oldest in Australia, founded in 1884.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Botanic Gardens Adelaide (Centre Walk), 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/35
Scope and Contents

260 x 200 mm. A view down the central path of the gardens, with statues and a fountain in the centre. After a false start in 1839, the real beginning of the Adelaide Botanical Gardens was in 1855 when a committee was formed and a site of 40 acres on the South Bank of the River Torrens was chosen for the Gardens. The gardens opened to the public in 1859.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Botanic Gardens, Adelaide (Small Lake), 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/37
Scope and Contents

260 x 205 mm. A view across the small lake, with pampas grass growing on an islet in the centre, towards the lawn where a man in white stands beside a tall tree.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Botanic Gardens, Adelaide (The Rosary), 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/36
Scope and Contents

265 x 200 mm. A view of the rose garden, with two greenhouses in the background.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Childrens’ Hospital (Front), 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/14
Scope and Contents

260 x 200 mm. A view of the building with nurses and children standing on the first floor verandah. A similar design, although considerably larger and more ornate, to the public school in Grote Street (Y3082A/9), and with a large central fleche. Designed by Charles McMinn (1844-1884) but his part of the extended hospital was demolished in 1967.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Circulating Library, Adelaide, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/11
Scope and Contents

260 x 205 mm. A front view of the two storey building, with a central portico supported by four columns.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Diary, 1928-06-01 - 1928-11-26

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 353/1
Scope and Contents The primary function of the Empire Tour was to impress the party with the prosperity and economic potential of the Dominions. Kelsey reported on many visits to farms, agricultural colleges, research stations, industrial sites and commercial centres. As an engineer, he was particularly interested in mines, factories and power stations. The party also toured many sites of natural beauty as well as museums and galleries. Kelsey recorded his impressions of the people he encountered and their...
Dates: 1928-06-01 - 1928-11-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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General Post Office and Telegraph Station, Adelaide, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/4
Scope and Contents

260 x 200 mm. A view of the Post Office building from Victoria Square. The Post Office was begun in 1867, Prince Alfred laying the foundation stone during his tour of Australia, and completed in 1872. The tower behind the Post Office belongs to the Town Hall, built in 1866. Both buildings were designed by the Architectural partnership of E.W. Wright and E.J. Woods.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Gold rush watercolours

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 391
Scope and Contents These small painted figures, animals and scenes illustrating the Australian gold rushes were created by an unknown artist. The donor W.H. Carter recorded in a letter filed with the collection, 'They were given to my mother in Adelaide at the time of an early gold-rush by a local artist about the year 1851.’ They may be the work of George Hamilton (1812-1883), who emigrated to Australia from England in 1839 and became a clerk in the South Australian Treasury in 1848, an inspector of mounted...
Dates: 1851
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Government Printing Office, Adelaide, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/10
Scope and Contents

260 x 200 mm. A three-quarter front view of the printing office, an imposing three-floor bluestone building. With a pony trap standing in front of the building.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Group of Natives in Exhibition Grounds, Adelaide , 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/1
Scope and Contents

265 x 200 mm. Showing a group of about 60 Aboriginal Australians in European dress. There is a policeman standing to the left.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Highlights of Adelaide, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 320/1/30
Scope and Contents

A guide to Adelaide prepared for Royal Visit Year.

Dates: 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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King William Street, Adelaide, 1870 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y308B/171
Scope and Contents

216 x 166 mm. A view looking down William Street, Adelaide’s main thoroughfare, with horse cabs lined up in the centre of the street and the towers of the Post Office and the Town Hall visible on the skyline.

Dates: 1870 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lake, Zoological Gardens, Adelaide, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/40
Scope and Contents

260 x 205 mm. A view across the lake, with a small fountain in the centre and animal houses beyond. A rockery behind the lake has a Union Jack upon which is written ‘Mount Wallaby’.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lists of names and addresses of the members of the Adelaide and Perth Associations as at 1st January, 1945, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/30/4
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

These records relate to various associations formed in Australia, India, Ceylon and South Africa by residents of Malaya displaced by the war. They provided information and assistance to evacuees, civilian internees, and prisoners of war.

Rules of the organisations, lists of members, minutes of meetings, memoranda, circulars, indemnity records and related correspondence (343 sheets).

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reels 8237-8.
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Local Court House, Adelaide, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/8
Scope and Contents

260 x 195 mm. A front view of the court, with an imposing Roman Doric portico, which stands in King William Street. Built for the Police Court in 1867, when William Hanson was Colonial Architect, it became the Local and Insolvency Courts in 1891.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Menu for Parliamentary Banquet, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 320/1/32
Scope and Contents

The menu for the banquet at Parliament House, Adelaide, 23 March 1954, in honour of the Royal Visitors.

Dates: 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Museum and Public Library, Adelaide (West Wing), 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/12
Scope and Contents

260 x 195 mm. A view from one side of what is now the Jervois Wing of the State Library of South Australia. An ornate building, with towers and roofs in French Renaissance style, it took from 1879 to 1884 to build, although the wing of the building shown here, housing the Art Gallery, was opened in 1881. A statue of Robert Burns now stands at the nearest corner. Design of the building attributed to G.T. Light (1838-1911).

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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New Offices (Government), Adelaide, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/5
Scope and Contents

260 x 200 mm. A three-quarter front view of the building from Victoria Square. The building was completed in 1881.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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North Terrace, Adelaide, looking East, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/3
Scope and Contents

260 x 200 mm. A view down the street, which was at this time predominantly residential, with tramlines and a horse tram in the distance. North Terrace lies directly south of and parallel to the River Torrens and has always been a sought-after area of Adelaide. The building nearest the camera is the Adelaide Club House, designed by E.A. Hamilton and completed in 1864.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Parkside Hospital for the Insane (North Front), near Adelaide, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3082A/19
Scope and Contents

260 x 200 mm. A view of the buildings with gardens in front. The west front of the building is at the right of the picture, with a wing to the left not seen in the previous photograph.

Dates: 1890
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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