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Friday 26 June 2020
1 to 2 pm
Jervois Room, in the Mortlock Chamber on the North Terrace side (enter via Spence Wing Level 1)
Free, no bookings required
About the presenter

Community Learning Content Librarian

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Community Learning Team:
Phone: )08) 82077239

Be inspired by stories and images of forgotten South Australian women. What were the tragic events that placed Elizabeth Woolcock in the public eye? What inspired the courage and compassion of policewoman Kate Cocks? And why did all those World War One soldiers love Mrs Seager and her Cheer-Up girls? Join us as we remember these and several other near-forgotten South Australian women.

Whether they were shining lights, sinners, or sinned against, their stories are well worth hearing.


Image: Mrs Alexandrine Seager, founder of the Cheer-Up Society, circa 1919 [SRG 6/34/1]

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

You can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays. All upper levels of the Mortlock Wing will remain closed, including quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe by St Raphaels located on the ground floor in the glass foyer, but for now the cafe will remain closed but keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the latest updates.

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Find the event, tour or program you would like to book. On the page about the event, tour or program you will notice a yellow button called 'Book now' as well as registration cart on the page. 

Choose the number of tickets you need then follow the prompts by filling in your details. We use Eventbrite at the State Library for our event and education programs.

I can’t attend the event, how do I cancel my registration?

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