Should your house be unnamed, not included on State Heritage lists, or unlikely to have been featured as an example of style of architecture, or if you have decided to limit the time spent on research, you may wish to restrict your searching to:
To the sources listed above add the following sources.
Catalogues of published material: Check entries under the name of the house e.g. Collingrove; the suburb, town or district; the house owners' names for family histories or biographical works; subject headings such as Architecture-South Australia Architecture, Domestic-South Australia-Beaumont, Historic Buildings-South Australia-Southern Vales.
General Archival Subject Index: Check entries under the: name of the house or locality.
South Australian newspapers: Check for advertisements at time of sale of home, reports of weddings, anniversaries, events in the neighbourhood. Newspapers are not often indexed, so dates of events need to be known.
Maps: Information Desk staff can help with maps which show the early settlement of an area which may suggest a construction date for a house. Old Fullers maps held at the State Library and at the Lands Titles Office give information relating to the subdivision of the metropolitan area. Aerial photographic maps are available for the second half of the 20th century and can show individual houses.
Information on historic public buildings in South Australia, compiled by HF Bierbaum of the then Public Buildings Department. Includes materials from local histories, Cyclopaedia of South Australia, Parliamentary Papers, and archival material. The Bierbaum Index can be retrieved from storage for use in the Somerville Reading Room.
Bonython, John. Classical houses of South Australia (research paper), 1968.
Schenk, John. Concrete houses of Walter Charles Torode (research paper), 1987.
Jackman Gooden Architects.1873-1934. Records of Jackman Gooden Architects Limited, known as the Jackman Gooden Collection, comprising plans by English & Soward, English Rees and Garlick & Jackman. BRG 238
Andrews, Brian. Gothic in South Australian churches, 1984.
Apperly, Richard. A pictorial guide to identifying Australian architecture: styles and terms from 1788 to the present, 1994.
Architecture in South Australia, 1960. (chiefly illust.)
Berry, D.W. Pioneer building techniques in South Australia, 1981.
Burden, Michael. Lost Adelaide: a photographic record, 2002.
City of Adelaide Heritage Study. Items recommended for inclusion on a City of Adelaide Heritage Register. B10917305 (Rev. ed.) Adelaide: Dept. of Planning and Development, 1986. 8 vols.
City of Adelaide Heritage Study. City of Adelaide Heritage Study: documentation of additional listed items, 1986.
Colwell, Max. Heritage preserved with the National Trust of South Australia, 1985.
Dancker, F.W. Modern dwellings: 100 selected designs, 1904.
Elliott, Joseph. Our home in Australia: a description of cottage life in 1860, 1984.
Gunton, Eric. Gracious homes of colonial Adelaide, 1983.
Gordon Young et al Hahndorf ,1981. 2v.
Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide. Editors: Susan Marsden, Paul Stark and Patricia Sumerling, 1990.
Houses around Adelaide Honorary editor: F.D. Wallace van Zyl, 1964.
Langmead, Donald. The evolution of folk architecture in South Australia. Thesis, 1974.
Liston, Carol. Researching old buildings, 1986.
McDougall, Katrina. Winery buildings in South Australia, 1836-1936. Part 1. The Barossa Region, 1980.
McDougall, Katrina. Winery buildings in South Australia, 1836-1936. Part 2. The Southern Districts, 1983.
Manual of architectural history sources in Australia. Edited by David Saunders, 1981. v.1 p. 305-533 South Australia.
Marsden, Susan. Business, charity and sentiment: the South Australian Housing Trust, 1936-1986, 1986.
Morgan, E.J.R. Early Adelaide architecture 1836 to 1886, 1969.
Newnham, William H. Old Adelaide hotels sketchbook, 1971.
Page, Michael F. Colonial South Australia: its people and buildings, 1985.
Page, Michael F. Sculptors in space: South Australian architects 1836-1986, 1986.
Persse, J. N. House styles in Adelaide: a pictorial history, 1981.
Pikusa, Stefan. The Adelaide house 1836 to 1901: the evolution of principal dwelling types, 1986.
Preserving historic Adelaide. Ed. by Colin Bond and Hamish Ramsay, 1978.
Queale, Michael. Adelaide's architecture and art: a walking guide, 1996.
Regan, Des. How to trace the history of your house, 1990.
Robertson, E.G. Adelaide lace, 1973.
Royal Australian Institute of Architects, South Australian Chapter. Architecture SA 1970-1980, 1980. (chiefly illust.)
Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, Touring Department. Touring Adelaide's history: a gazetteer to some of the early buildings and other places and points of historical interest in the Adelaide area, 1974.
South Australia's heritage. Ed. by Jenny Walker, 1986.
Warburton, J.W. Sustaining our heritage: the story of Civic Trust awards and brickbats, 1971 to 1984, 1986.