1. Sailors' Aid Societies (Port Adelaide)

    Sailors' aid societies were first established at Port Adelaide in the 1860s to provide accommodation, entertainment, moral guidance and religious instruction to visiting mariners, and most remained in operation until the late twentieth century. 

    Historical Organisation | By James Hunter, History SA | 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  2. Schools' Patriotic Fund

    The Children's Patriotic Fund and Schools' Patriotic Fund were repsonsible for aiding the war effort on the homefront during the First and Second World War, respectively. They achieved this by mobilising school children across South Australia to contribute in any way they could towards the war effort. 

    Historical Organisation | By Jack Evans, History SA | 1910s, 1940s, First World War, Second World War

  3. Social Purity Society

    In July 1882 Rev. Joseph Coles Kirby of Port Adelaide Congregational Church delivered a series of lectures on what he termed the Social Evil – broadly interpreted as drinking, prostitution and other forms of sexual licentiousness. Those present, following a similar movement in England, agreed to form the Social Purity Society (SPS), to combat what they perceived to be an epidemic of vice.

    Historical Organisation | By Jim Jose | late nineteenth century

  4. South Australian Land Commission

    Acquiring and developing land holdings in a coordinated way assists in orderly expansion and growth

    Historical Organisation | By Judith Jeffery | 1970s, 1980s

  5. South Australian Liberal Party

    South Australia’s major non-Labor political party has gone from a record period of governing to years in the political wilderness.

    Historical Organisation | By Dean Jaensch | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  6. South Australian National Party

    The National Party: A changing party in a changing political, social and rural environment

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

  7. Street Naming Committee

    Colonial factions struggled over the names to bestow on Adelaide's streets

    Historical Organisation | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | 1830s

  8. The Adelaide Club

    Modelled on the gentlemen’s clubs that proliferated in London from the eighteenth century, the Adelaide Club resembles bodies established at about the same time in the capital cities of the other Australian colonies.

    Historical Organisation | By Dirk van Dissel | early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  9. TJ Richards and Sons Ltd

    This pioneer of the motor vehicle industry in South Australia was a mainstay of the South Australian economy during much of the twentieth century. 

    Historical Organisation | By David C Rich

  10. Unitarians

    Originally a liberal religious faith without dogma or creeds, Unitarians now emphasise the importance of free inquiry, tolerance of religious differences and individual spiritual exploration.

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

  11. United Trades and Labor Council

    Carpenters, tailors, bakers, carriers, cordwainers and coachmakers had formed unions within ten years of European settlement of South Australia, and by the 1870s there were thousands of union members in the colony.

    Historical Organisation | By Tom Sheridan | 1890s, 1910s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

  12. Uniting Church

    The third-largest religious denomination in South Australia arose through a relatively recent amalgamation of long-standing churches, but their strong traditions remain.

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

  13. Wattle Day League

    The Wattle Day League was responsible for campaigning to establish 'Wattle Day', a national day of celebration, within Australia and helped raise funds on the home front to help support Australian soldiers fighting in the First World War.

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

  14. Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

    Alcohol was only one facet of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union’s social reform agenda.

    Historical Organisation | By Margaret Allen | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  15. Women's Electoral Lobby

    The Women’s Electoral Lobby played a leading role in South Australia in campaigning for social services and legislative reforms on behalf of women.

    Historical Organisation | By Carol Bacchi | 1970s

  16. Workers' Educational Association of South Australia

    Institutions transplanted to Australia were not always successful but the WEA, brought from England, survived an early period of adaptation before becoming a significant South Australian educational institution.

    Historical Organisation | By Denis Binnion | early twentieth century

  17. Yalumba Wine Co

    The oldest family-owned winery in Australia, founded in 1849 near Angaston in the Barossa Valley by the Smith family.

    Historical Organisation | By Angela Heuzenroeder | late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  18. Young Men’s Christian Association and Young Women’s Christian Association

    Although their original evangelical impulse has diminished over time, the YMCA and the YWCA retain a liberal Christian ethos and promote healthy lifestyles

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

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