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State Library of South Australia
The history of the State Library of South Australia predates the colony of South Australia itself, as it was included in the South Australia Act on 14 August 1934.
The first books were brought to South Australia in an iron trunk, and arrived on 18 December 1836. Of these books, about 40 have survived and are still in the State Library, known as the Gouger Collection.
Lose yourself in the extensive collection of books and documents, visit one of the temporary exhibitions, or meander in the harry-potter-esque buildings such as the circulating library and the Mortlock Chamber.