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Australia’s first state high school for girls

Posted on Friday 31 March 2017

Written By Corrine Ball | 31 March 2017 Australia’s first state secondary school for girls, the Advanced School for Girls in Adelaide, was estab...

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The Immigrants

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

Written By Catherine Manning | 24 March 2017 The Migration Museum in Adelaide is something of a hidden gem tucked behind the State Library on Kintore ...

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Fixing Adelaide’s polluting sewerage

Posted on Friday 17 February 2017

By Corrine Ball | 17 February 2017 In 1881, Adelaide became the first Australian capital city to be connected to a water-borne sewerage system. By 187...

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South Australia’s ‘Hell Afloat’

Posted on Friday 13 January 2017

Written By Nikki Sullivan | 13 January 2017 Between 1880 and 1891 the hulk Fitzjames, colloquially known as ‘hell afloat’, served as a Reformatory...

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Glass eyebath from the Destitute Asylum dig

Seeing clearly at the Destitute Asylum – an eyebath

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Written by Corinne Ball | September 20th, 2016 In 1983, before the Migration Museum opened, an archaeological dig was undertaken on the Kintore Aven...

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Ange Thaarup hat c1955

The Mad Hatter – Thaarup hat c1955

Posted on Monday 29 February 2016

Written by Corinne Ball | February 29th, 2016 Curator Amy writes about a stylish hat in our collection This hat was designed by the Danish-born Aage...

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Ceramic boat – the ocean and the wave

Posted on Friday 29 January 2016

Written by Corinne Ball | January 29th, 2016 Curator Corinne writes about an evocative and favourite artwork: At the Migration Museum we are lucky t...

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Sending Season’s Greetings

Posted on Thursday 17 December 2015

Written by Corinne Ball | December 17th, 2015 Curator Nikki tells us about a seasonal phenomenon – the Christmas card! It’s that time of yea...

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The patched Greek undershirt

A labour of love – patched undershirt

Posted on Monday 23 November 2015

Written by Corinne Ball | November 23rd, 2015 Curator Corinne writes about a shirt with an unusual history This astonishing garment is one of the mo...

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Liberty sun dress c1959

Liberty sundress – fashion over time

Posted on Wednesday 14 October 2015

MM volunteer Natalie writes about how fashions of the past are often the same as, but also different to, modern tastes It’s always hard to imagine w...

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