Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Archives and Museum, Adelaide

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

daa/603

Geauthoriseerde naam

Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Archives and Museum, Adelaide

Parallelle vormen van de naam

Aandere naamsvormen

  • Royal Adelaide Show Museum
  • Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Archives Foundation of SA
  • RA&HS Archives and Museum

Soort

  • Business
  • Community

Contact

 

Lauren Gobbett

Soort

adres

Adres

Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville

Locality

Adelaide

Region

South Australia

Landnaam

Postcode

5034

Telefoon

08 8210 5218

Fax

08 8210 5222

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

Covering the Society’s 180-year history, the RA&HS Archives and Museum demonstrate just how important agriculture, horticulture and viticulture are to the fabric of South Australia. The Society is the organiser of the State’s largest event, the Royal Adelaide Show, and the archival material includes everything from showbags and souvenirs, to the history of woodcutting, sheaf tossing, livestock, wine, cookery and craft.

In the absence of a Department of Agriculture, the governments of the early colonial days welcomed and supported the Society's activities. They relied on them to:


  • organise trials to test farm machinery
  • stage competitions for pruning in order to cope with the rapid growth of the viticulture industry
  • advise them on essential services such as the opening up of export markets and make provision for quarantine laws
  • provide continuing educational and research facilities in other fields.

In 1870, the Register editorial reported "although formed originally to foster the Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural pursuits, the Society has now become a national institution."

Geografische en culturele context

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Organisatie structuur

Records management and collecting policies

Gebouwen

Bestanden

The records held date from 1856 to the present and are a valuable collection of South Australian history. Some of the information available includes:

  • Past Royal Show results
  • Correspondence
  • Minute books
  • Office records
  • Annual reports
  • Stud stock registers
  • Press cuttings
  • Catalogues
  • Artefacts, trophies
  • Ribbons, medals and badges
  • Posters, paintings and photographs.

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

Finding aids currently only available onsite.
'Sharing The Good Earth, 175 Years of Influence and Vision': History of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia written by Rob Linn, 2014.

Toegang

Openingstijden

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-5pm.

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

Open by appointment only, groups welcome.

Toegankelijkheid

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

reproduktiedienstverlening

Publiekruimten

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

6 May 2019

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville
Adelaide, South Australia 5034