Stories from the stacks
Explore the stories that make us from the collections of the State Library of South Australia
‘Kookaburra sits on the telegraph wire…’
How did Australian children connect with the Overland Telegraph? Find out in this unique story that takes a look at how children were involved with the Overland Telegraph Line.
Heroes of the skies
Discover the amazing story of the England to Australia air race of 1919, won by two of South Australia’s favourite sons, Captain Ross and Lieutenant Keith Smith, and their crew.
Great Air Race of 1919: Curator talks
Watch episodes of Stories from the Stacks featuring items from the Sir Ross and Keith Smith collection. Presented by Carolyn Spooner, Librarian at the State Library of South Australia and curator of the Heroes of the Skies exhibition held in 2019.