The History Hub creates an opportunity to connect with Adelaide’s past and record its present. The Hub includes the Adelaide Picture Collection which offers over 1000 photographs dating from the mid-19th Century. Among the images are views of City streets and buildings, parks and people, and various civic events, services and infrastructure. The History Hub had dedicated spaces at both the City Library and North Adelaide Library and Community Centre.
The Adelaide Ghosts and Ghouls Walking Tour
The tour explores the stories behind Adelaide’s alleged hauntings and crimes, while shedding light on some our city’s more chilling history. The tour is a collaboration between paranormal investigator Allen Tiller, sound recordist Anthony Frith, and Adelaide City Libraries. It was designed and developed based on research from Allen’s history residency at the libraries in 2016, along with a range of ghost stories brought forward via public consultation sessions.
Explore the self-guided audio tour at:
Remembering My Streets
Help us save historic memories! Let us capture your important stories or memories and share them with the community.
New theme each month.
Reserve a History Hub Computer
Come in and explore the City Library’s History Hub resources. You can book a dedicated History Hub computer for your individual historical research.
The Adelaide City History Hub is running a community-based photographic digitisation project.
Be part of recording Adelaide’s past by bringing in your own historical photos (pre 2000) relating to Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Trams, North Adelaide Streets or Victoria Square. These will be scanned and uploaded to the Re-Live Adelaide digital collection and available to view from the library catalogue.
To have your photos scanned and included in the Re-Live Adelaide digital collection, bring your photos to your nearest Adelaide City Library or Community Centre.
View the Re-Live Adelaide Collection now!
Read about the project here:
8 August - Time to Start Sharing Our Finds
DOWNLOAD TO READ: Time to Start Sharing Our Finds
1 August - Out and About
DOWNLOAD TO READ: Out and About
25 July - Before the Glenelg Tram there was the Glenelg Train
DOWNLOAD TO READ: History Hub Volunteer Angeline Buckler Investigates
18 July - Memories!
DOWNLOAD TO READ: Steven's third weekly update
11 July - A Quick Resource Guide to the City’s Photo History
DOWNLOAD TO READ: Steven's second weekly update
3 July Update – Re-live Adelaide is Alive!
DOWNLOAD TO READ: Steven's first weekly update here
Become a Volunteer
Share your love of history and become a History Hub Volunteer! You will have the opportunity to run one-on-one training of the City Library’s online historical resources with members of the public, along with getting hands-on with scanning and cataloguing projects.
History Hub, City Library, Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall, Adelaide (via Francis Street or Da Costa Arcade).Back to Top