Our Footy, Our People, Our Stories | State Library of SA | 3 Jun – 16 Oct 2022

Our Footy, Our People, Our Stories at the State Library of South Australia

The great moments and achievements of the SANFL 

Immerse yourself in 145 years of great moments and achievements of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in this exciting new exhibition, Our Footy, Our People, Our Stories. The State Library is pleased to be partnering with the SANFL History Centre to bring this part of South Australia’s sporting history alive.

Curated by Mark Gilbert, State Library, you can see highlights such as:

  • a seven-metre wide panoramic photo of a football match at Adelaide Oval
  • hours of video highlights of SANFL football
  • sketchbook from GW Cox jewellers showcasing their Magarey Medal designs dating back to 1932
  • rare items from the SANFL History Centre’s vast collection, including medals, posters, photographs, trophies and fan memorabilia
  • images from the scrapbooks of goalkicking icon Ken Farmer and two Magarey Medals from the Library’s collection.

Many of us enjoy the rivalry of the SANFL but now we come together to explore and cherish the history of the competition, the characters, colour and controversy of the last 145 years.

Design Your Own Footy Gear

During your visit be inspired by the team guernseys and jumpers on display and design your own team uniform at their activity table.  If you can’t make it to the State Library you can also download and print the activity sheet at home HERE.

Dates & Times:

Opens 3 June 2022 to 16 October 2022.  Free entry.

  • Monday to Tuesday: 8am to 7pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5pm
  • Closed public holidays

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SLSA website 

What:  Our Footy, Our People, Our Stories

When:    3 June – 16 October 2022

Where:  Treasures Wall, Spence Wing (Level 1) State Library of SA | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

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Image Source: SLSA website


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