1. Aborigines Protection Board

    The South Australian Aborigines Act Amendment Act (1939) established a board ‘charged with the duty of controlling and promoting the welfare’ of Aboriginal people. 

    Historical Organisation | By Margaret Macilwain | late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century

  2. Adelaide City Council

    The Adelaide City Council has a history spanning over 170 years of service to its citizens.

    Historical Organisation | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  3. Adelaide Steamship Company

    The Adelaide Steamship Company was Australia’s largest shipping company and one of South Australia’s most successful business ventures.

    Historical Organisation | By Lindl Lawton, South Australian Maritime Museum | 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  4. Adelaide Theosophical Society

    Aimed at reviving ‘ancient wisdom’ as an antidote to modern materialism and promoting universal brotherhood, the Theosophical Society (TS) was founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott in New York in 1875. It gained a foothold in South Australia on 26 May 1891 when, during a lecture tour, Olcott and seven ‘truth-seekers’ from the professional classes established Adelaide lodge. 

    Historical Organisation | By Jill Roe | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  5. Adelaide Workers’ Homes Inc.

    Providing housing for ‘industrious and deserving’ workers since 1899

    Historical Organisation | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Southeast corner | 1890s, 1930s, 2010s

  6. Advanced School for Girls

    The pioneering Advanced School for Girls of 1879 evolved to be a central part of Adelaide High School from 1908.

    Historical Organisation | By Alison Mackinnon AM | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  7. Anglican Church

    An important shaper of South Australian society, particularly in religious circles, education, welfare, the professions and politics.

    Historical Organisation | By David Hilliard | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  8. Australian Democrats

    The Australian Democrats have been arguably the most successful minor party in Australia’s political history and one that (unlike the National party or the DLP) consistently performed best in South Australia.

    Historical Organisation | By Jenny Tilby Stock | early twenty–first century, late twentieth century

  9. B Seppelt & Sons

    At the height of its activity in the 1890s, the wine company of B Seppelt & Sons was the largest in Australia. In 2007 an Australian consortium called The Seppeltsfield Estate Trust bought the Seppeltsfield winery with a view to maintaining its winemaking traditions and reputation for hospitality. 

    Historical Organisation | By Angela Heuzenroeder | 1820s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1930s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

  10. Baptist Church

    Baptists are a much higher proportion of regular churchgoers than the rest of the state’s population

    Historical Organisation | By David Hilliard | 1830s, 1840s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  11. Boarding Out Society

    The origins of foster care for disadvantaged children

    Historical Organisation | By Mary-Louise Geyer | 1860s, 1870s, 1880s

  12. Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd

    South Australia has very close historic and daily links to the mining and processing activities of BHP Billiton.

    Historical Organisation | By Bernie O'Neil | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  13. Cheer-Up Society

    The Cheer-Up Society comforted servicemen during two world wars after which its facilities became a migrant hostel in Elder Park.

    Historical Organisation | By Margaret Allen | First World War, Second World War

  14. Chinese School

    Over more than 40 years the Adelaide City Mission provided English-language teaching for Chinese men in the hope of facilitating their conversion to Christianity. No other metropolitan mission in Australia ran such a school.

    Historical Organisation | By RC Petersen | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  15. Christian Churches

    Its small number of independent evangelical congregations has dwindled to only the one remaining in rural South Australia.

    Historical Organisation | By David Hilliard | 1840s, early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  16. Christian Science

    The First Church of Christ, Scientist, traditionally regarded as unorthodox, has a wider influence than its numerically small size suggests

    Historical Organisation | By David Hilliard | North Terrace | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  17. Churches of Christ

    When is a denomination not a denomination?

    Historical Organisation | By Judith Raftery

  18. Coopers Brewery

    Coopers Brewery has survived where many others have failed; it is now the only Australian-owned major brewing company.

    Historical Organisation | By Alison Painter | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  19. Democratic Labor Party (DLP)

    With little electoral support and no success in winning seats, the DLP’s role in South Australian politics was brief and ineffectual

    Historical Organisation | By Dean Jaensch | late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  20. Farmers and Producers Political Union (FPPU)

    One of the three state political parties to form the Liberal Union in 1910, the FPPU began on 10 August 1904 at a general Show Week meeting in Adelaide of small farmer groups.

    Historical Organisation | By Jenny Tilby Stock | early twentieth century

  21. FH Faulding & Co.

    From a humble origin to major international status within the pharmaceutical industry

    Historical Organisation | By Peter Donovan | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  22. German Club

    Der Deutscher Verein was founded on 15 July 1854, at a time when German migrants constituted 7–10% of the non-Aboriginal population of South Australia.

    Historical Organisation | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia

  23. Good Neighbour Council

    The South Australian branch of the Good Neighbour Council was founded in 1949. Its aim was to assist in the assimilation of migrants into the Australian way of life with equal benefits for the nation and themselves. 

    Historical Organisation | By Kate Walsh | late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  24. Housewives’ Association

    Quite an association in promoting issues affecting housewives, children and the home, addressing women’s issues and protecting the consumer

    Historical Organisation | By Ruth Donovan | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  25. League of Loyal Women

    The League of Loyal Women was formed in South Australia on the 20 July 1915 and was primarily designed to utilise the domestic skills of women to provide men fighting overseas with homely comforts.

    Historical Organisation | By Jack Evans, History SA | 1900-1910, 1910s, First World War

  26. League of Women Voters

    The League of Women Voters (so named from 1939), earlier entitled the Women’s Non-Party Political Association, was established in South Australia in 1909 by Lucy Morice. Its main object was the removal of legal, economic and civil inequalities between men and women.

    Historical Organisation | By Dr Helen Jones | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  27. Lord Mayor's Charitable Committee

    The Lord Mayor's Charitable Committee ran from 2000-2003, fulfilling the public role normally taken up by a Lady Mayoress. 

    Historical Organisation | By Karin Dunsford, HerStory Project | 2000-2010

  28. Lutheran Church

    Unlike other settlers in South Australia, the first Lutherans were mostly non-English-speaking religious refugees.

    Historical Organisation | By David Schubert

  29. Methodist Church

    Several of the brands of Methodism introduced to colonial South Australia merged in 1977 to become the Uniting Church.

    Historical Organisation | By Arnold D Hunt | Hindley Street | 1830s, 1840s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  30. Mothers' and Babies' Health Association

    Could the problem of infant mortality be dealt with by giving expert advice to mothers? The Mothers’ and Babies’ Health Association certainly thought so.

    Historical Organisation | By Judith Raftery | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

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