Who were YOU in the 1990s?

Celebrate SA History month this May

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Recognise a few faces in this montage?This May we’re having a Ninetiespalooza in the library. There’s a call out to customers to send us their 1990s photos, to add to our ‘Who were YOU in the 1990s?’ photo album.

Staff from Tea Tree Gully Library have blown the dust off their old photo albums and uncovered evidence of their 90s lives. There’s baby snaps, school days, frilly formals, moody university shots and of course, the daggy family photos – everyone’s got one it seems.

You can also relive 90s video games from May 16-22, when a special Timezone parlour will be set up in the library.

You may also enjoy:

  • Author talk: Women at Gallipoli
    Tuesday 10 May
    Historian and author John Howell will speak about the role of women in the Gallipoli conflict
  • Brandy to box wine: a history of Angoves Tea Tree Gully 
    Wednesday 11 May
    Join wine expert Roger Wyatt for a fun and informative evening that will look at the history of wine
  • History at 100km per hour
    Friday 13 May
    Uncover the history of one of Adelaide’s greatest transport systems as you speed along the O-Bahn.
During History Month this May, loads of events will be taking place all over South Australia, including walks, talks, tours, exhibitions and performances, in what is the biggest program ever.Download the free app ‘History Festival’ for iOS and Android and use it to plan your itinerary, receive event reminders, get directions, make a booking and more.

SA History Festival Manager Allison Russell says, ‘Make the most of May: it is your best chance for time travel.’ It’s one of the best times of the year to get stuck into the history of the incredibly rich and diverse state that is South Australia.

See the full SA History Month program here

Safe Four Wheel Driving – provided by the 4WD Club of SA

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Are you looking to explore the outback when you retire, or something to do in a friendly environment on weekends? Perhaps you have a 4WD and have yet to venture off-road?

Discover the exciting world of four wheel driving at a special info session provided by the South Australian 4WD club. Topics covered will include:

  • Why join a 4WD Club?
  • Responsible 4WD activities
  • Driver training
  • Trip destinations
  • Insurance
  • Potential dangers and how to deal with them eg recovering stranded vehicles

Free event.

Book online or phone 8397 7333.

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Author Event – Wed 14 October, 6.30pm

Join author Maureen Mitson for this special event, where she will launch her first full-length novel Beatrice’s Commonsensical Approach, a story focusing on SA’s pioneering female political activist Mary Lee.

A delicious wine and cheese supper will be provided.

Bookings are essential. Please phone 8397 7333 or book online

Bravest of the Brave Exhibition

This moving exhibition tells the stories of the eight South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross in World War I.

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It will be on display for everyone to see in the Tea Tree Gully Library throughout October and tells the personal stories of eight ordinary men who on one day of their lives, under extraordinary circumstances, demonstrated extraordinary heroism for their comrades and country.

All of the men have some kind of connection to South Australia. Some were born or educated here, some enlisted here, while others lived here either before or after the war.

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The eight men were Arthur Blackburn, Phillip Davey, Roy Inwood, Jorgen Jensen, John Leak, Arthur Sullivan, Lawrence Weathers and James Park Woods. They came from all walks of life, both from the city and the country. Among them was a lawyer, a banker, a former miner, teamster and a vigneron.

Although it serves to commemorate their bravery and sacrifice, Bravest of the Brave nevertheless attempts to also show how the war affected these men for the rest of their lives.

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Bravest of the Brave is one of many projects that has been prepared to commemorate the centenary of World War I in 2014. The exhibition gives an introduction to World War I and South Australia’s part in the conflict, a brief history of the Victoria Cross and a short profile of each of the eight men.

It will be on display throughout October.