Tuesday, December 11, 2012

History's home

Pictured above are Levels 1 and 2 of the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia. These provide quiet study areas and internet access. The ground floor houses exhibition bays that open a window into the history and culture of South Australia, featuring the people, places, issues and events that have contributed to the State's development.

Mr John Andrew Tennant Mortlock (1894-1950) was the eldest son of William and Rosye Tennant Mortlock, a wealthy pastoralist family, whose residence at Mintaro near Clare was Martindale Hall, made famous through the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock.. He was educated at Glenelg Grammar School and St Peter's College in South Australia, and at Jesus College, Cambridge University.

In honour of a substantial bequest from him, the Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA) resolved that a percentage of the South Australiana Collections would be housed in the wing and named the Mortlock Library of South Australiana. The Mortlock Library was opened in 1986.

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11 comments:

Gary said...

Beautiful library!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome library, Valerie!! I'm a great lover of libraries and this is one of the most beautiful I've seen! I could get happily lost there! Terrific capture! Have a wonderful week!

Fun60 said...

What a wonderful library. I think I could just lose myself in there.

bettyl said...

When I clicked to open the larger version of the photo, I was simply amazed at the beauty of this place! Wow!

Jesh St Germain said...

Amazing -could spend all day here with so much light:)

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice to have the natural light through the skylight. This looks and sounds like a great place to explore the secrets of South Australia. :)

Andrea said...

What an awesome and fantastic library, if I am in that vicinity, i might only leave the place to look for food! amazing

ladyfi said...

That is some building! Great shot.

Dianne said...

Wonderful converging lines .... spot on!

eileeninmd said...

What am awesome library! I would love to spend some time there. Great shot!

NixBlog said...

Wonderful shot of this great library, Valerie.

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