Adelaide in 1914
This exhibition presents a snapshot of life at the University and in Adelaide in the year that World War I was declared.
The University was a much smaller place, both in acreage and the number of students, faculties and degrees offered.
Adelaide was emerging from the Victorian era into a world of technological innovation and social change, but suffering from years of drought. Silent movies, sport and theatre provided diversions.
The first Army units drawn from South Australia were formed in August and despatched to Egypt before the end of the year.
Patriotic support quickly gathered and the Cheer Up Society formed, while South Australians of German descent were interned at Torrens Island.
Date/Time: 27th October – 31st December 2014
Location: Rare Books & Special Collections, Barr Smith Library, Level 1 South
Cost: Free – all welcome
Contact: Cheryl Hoskin,
Rare Books & Special Collections Librarian,
Barr Smith Library,
The University of Adelaide
+61 8 8313 5224