1. Climate

    Climate was and still is an important factor in how and where South Australia first settled. 

    Historical Subject | By Peter Schwerdtfeger | 1800-1810, 1830s

  2. Dunn, Mr. John

    The father of Mount Barker, John Dunn lived a long and successful life as a miller, merchant and philanthropist in South Australia.

    Historical Person | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | 1800-1810, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s

  3. Maritime Exploration

    The rapid European maritime exploration of South Australia takes place in the early 19th century

    Historical Subject | By Robert Sexton | 1790s, 1800-1810

  4. Flinders, Matthew

    Matthew Flinders, British explorer, charter of South Australia's coast and namesake of Flinders University

    Historical Person | By Robert Sexton | 1790s, 1800-1810

  5. Matthew Flinders Memorial

    A statue to honour Matthew Flinders, the first explorer to circumnavigate Australia, was a long time coming in Adelaide

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1790s, 1800-1810, 1840s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1930s

  6. Baudin, Nicolas

    French cartographer, Nicolas Thomas Baudin surveyed and named much of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island coastal areas.

    Historical Person | By Robert Sexton | 1800-1810

  7. Paint Box

    This paint box is believed to have belonged to soldier, public servant and explorer, Captain Charles Sturt.

    Collection Item | 1800-1810, 1830s, 1840s

  8. Fisher, Mrs. Elizabeth

    Mrs Elizabeth Fisher was Mayoress of the City of Adelaide from 1840-1842, and again from 1852-1854.

    Historical Person | By Cheryl Williss, HerStory Project | 1790s, 1800-1810, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s

  9. Lazarus, Mrs. Julia

    Julia Lazarus was Mayoress of the City of Adelaide (married to the Mayor) from 1855-1858.

    Historical Person | By Cheryl Williss, HerStory Project | 1800-1810, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s