corner corner A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and Its Forerunners


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Journal Entry 1 by BibliophileOz from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, October 21, 2012

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ABOUT THIS BOOK:

This is the first published full-length history of an Australian state library written from its archives. It tells the story of the arrival in 1836 of South Australia’s library in a seachest which had to be dredged up from the bottom of the Port River before a book could be read; of the building up after 1859 of the earliest and most efficient book-box circulating system in colonial Australia; and of the part-conversion of the central voluntary institute into a state-run public reference library in 1884. 


Journal Entry 2 by BibliophileOz at Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, October 21, 2012

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Grabbed this at the Burnside Library book sale!

I had a quick look through this book and it looks like a very interesting history of the State Library of South Australia.

This was released outside the State Library of South Australia around 6pm on Monday 22nd October for Turn FIFTEEN of BookCrossing Monopoly. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Monday, October 22, 2012

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Yeah interesting read. Releasing on public transport 


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