For thousands of years, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains have told their stories and kept their memories of this place alive in their oral tradition. Today, a greeting stone by Uncle Lewis O’Brien of the Kaurna people at the entrance to the State Library welcomes visitors to a place that also keeps the memories of the state alive.
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Learn how we are preserving and conserving the State Library's collection for future generations to explore and research.
The Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are presented every two years during Adelaide Writers’ Week as part of the Adelaide Festival. Entries for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are now open and close on Wednesday 31 July 2019. All works must have been first published, performed, screened or broadcast and made publicly available between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018.
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