South Australian Institute Building, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1876By Remembering the Past Australia / March 26, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
The South Australian Institute Building is one of Adelaide’s most historically significant buildings. The city’s first cultural centre has been a library, art gallery, museum, society meeting place and offices, place of adult education, administration headquarters and information centre. Constructed in 1860, it is the oldest cultural building on North Terrace. The State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia can all trace their origins to this building and the accompanying South Australian Institute organisation. The University Association held classes there prior to the construction of the University of Adelaide. [sahistoryhub.history.sa.gov.au]
Showing the South Australian Institute Building, Adelaide, South Australia. Original photo published 1876.
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