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Monday to Thursday

Term 1 Fully Booked
Term 2 available now
10 to 11.30 am
Up to 30 learners
Meeting point

Ground floor glass foyer

Free, no bookings required
Supervision ratios
1:15 Years 8 to 12
About the presenter

Facilitated by an experienced Educator for school groups.

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Community Learning Team:
Phone: (08) 8207 7239

Learn about their experiences through primary sources including photographs, letters, diaries and digitised collections. In this hands-on session, learners may use the State Library's iPads or their own device as they are given research tips to find information about their World War One soldier or nurse. They will also have opportunities to wear a soldier's or nurse's uniform of the era and to go behind the scenes to view original World War One sources.

Suggested reading

Explore collections items related to South Australians at War during World War One.

Discover their experiences through sources including photographs, letters, diaries and digitised records from the South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau.

NB.  This program no longer visits the Basement.

What do the programs cost?

  • All State Library education programs are provided free of charge.
  • All equipment and materials costs are covered by the State Library.

What pre-visit information will we receive?

  • An email will be sent to the booking contact person to be distributed to all the attending teachers and adults. This will include all pre-visit information relevant to the booked program.
  • Early years and primary programs will also receive an email invitation for the children.

What happens on arrival?

  • Arrive prior to the start of the program, so that students can eat and access toilet facilities located on the ground floor behind the lift.
  • If the weather is inclement a shelter area is located on the eastern side of the building between the State Library and the Museum’s armoury building.
  • A staff member will meet your group in or near the main entrance (refer to your program booking).

What should we bring to an education program?

  • Medication may be carried by the adult supervisor in a backpack.
  • Please arrange name tags for early years and primary students.
  • Devices are provided by the State Library, but we encourage senior secondary students to BYO devices.
  • Students who wish to join the State Library and receive a library card need to do so before visiting the library and request the card to be mailed to them.
  • Students wishing to access photocopying services will need to bring money.
  • Storage is available to accommodate school bags or food/drink crates.

Do you have teacher tips for visiting the State Library for research?

  • Discuss research topics with your students and the types of resources that might be useful.
  • Students may wish to access a Library Guide relevant to research topics.
  • Involve the school librarian in your students' research projects.
  • Allocate sufficient time at the State Library for your research.
  • Some collection items are in storage but you can request an item to be retrieved from storage via the catalogue before your visit. Find out more about the retrieval service.
  • If you are intending to stay to use the resources after your program, you will need to book electronic database computers for your students to use.