Reference guides

The City of Adelaide's Archives Collection holds a wealth of records, documents and information dating back to 1840 when the Council, Australia's oldest, was first formed.

This series of Reference Guides has been created by the team at the Archives office to assist you in locating the items you need. Each guide has been specifically tailored to match common search types.

Historic city hotel records

The City of Adelaide Archives Collection contains a variety of records relating to hotels in the vicinity. Researchers can use this reference guide to help with their searches.

Street traders

This reference sheet lists the many references to Street Traders across the City of Adelaide archives.

The Smith Survey

Learn about the historic Smith Survey and view the complete works as found in the City of Adelaide Archives Collection.

Town Hall concert records

The Adelaide Town Hall has always been a popular venue for concerts. This reference guide will help you research the City Archives for information about concerts held there.