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

Zona de identificação

Identificador

daa/603

Forma autorizada do nome

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

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nome

Outra(s) forma(s) do nome

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

Tipo

  • Business
  • Community

Zona de contacto

 

Lauren Gobbett

Tipo

Endereço

Endereço

Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville

Localidade

Adelaide

Região

South Australia

Nome do país

Código Postal

5034

Telefone

08 8210 5218

Fax

08 8210 5222

Nota

área de descrição

história

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."

contexto cultural e geográfico

Mandatos/Fontes de autoridade

estrutura administrativa

Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos

Prédios

Acervos documentais

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.

Instrumentos de pesquisa, guias e publicações

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.

área de acesso

horário de funcionamento

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

Condição de acesso e uso

Open by appointment only, groups welcome.

Acessibilidade

área de serviços

serviços de pesquisa

serviços de reprodução

Áreas públicas

Zona do controlo

Identificador da descrição

Identificador da instituição

Regras ou convenções utilizadas

Estatuto

Nível de detalhe

Datas de criação, revisão ou eliminação

6 May 2019

Línguas e escritas

Script(s)

Fontes

Notas de manutenção

Pontos de acesso

Pontos de acesso

  • Agricultura (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Educação (Thematic area)
  • Ambiente (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Passatempos / Lazer / Desportos (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Área de transferência

Contacto principal

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