"The object is not to place a scattered and half-barbarous colony on the coast of New Holland, but to establish…a wealthy, civilised society." Edward more..
On a hot summer's day, the 28th December 1836, at Holdfast Bay, Governor John Hindmarsh proclaimed the Province of South Australia. What the Governor and more..
In April 1851 the government granted the Destitute Board access to part of the barracks complex next to Government House on North Terrace. The destitute more..
South Australia was a planned colony with an emigration policy that depended on populating the colony with young, fit and healthy men and women. The selection more..
It was through the efforts of the clergy, philanthropists, politicians and middle-class men and women engaged in good works that charitable organizations more..
In 1865 William Townsend, politician and lay preacher discovered that there were thirty four destitute blind people living in the State. He established more..
In 1878 Mrs Julia Farr, the wife of the headmaster of St. Peter’s College, became concerned about the fate of people with incurable diseases who were more..
Estcourt House was built in 1883 near the beach at Grange, by Adelaide businessman Frederick Estcourt Bucknall. He lost the property in 1886 due to financial more..