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Hospitals, nursing homes and public health in South Australia: Finding articles

Sources for historical information about South Australian health services. Includes information about where to find hospital records.

Rua Rua Hospital

Ru-Rua Hospital later Methodist Memorial Hospital, Roberts Place, North Adelaide 1909. B 5372.

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Periodical articles

Cabbages and kings: selected essays in history and Australian studies. vol.19, 1991 pp.94-115. Helen Brinkman, Sue Chennell and Lisa McIntosh 'Magill Home - 1917 to 1987.'

Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia. no. 22, 1994, pp. 82-97. Lesley Abell. 'Holidays and health in early twentieth century South Australia.'

Portonian. December 1998, p.15. 'Report on Maternity Homes in the Port Adelaide District, 1933.'

South Australian Government Gazette. 4 March 1852, p.152. Gazettal of new building on north parkland to the westward of the Colonial Hospital as a lunatic asylum.

South Australian Homes and Gardens. March 1951, pp.30-31. 'McBride Maternity Hospital.' Notes on the history of the building 1856-1951.

The South Australian public service review: the official organ of the Public Service Association of South Australia. 29 September 1947, pp.6-8. Government Institutions No.5 - 'A great Hospital Royal Adelaide has served Adelaide well for 106 years.'

South Australian Year Book. No.14, 1979, pp. 250-267. Health. including hospitals.

To locate more journal articles, access the State Library's eResources page.

Newspaper articles

Selected South Australian newspapers, published prior to 1955, have been digitised as part of the National Library of Australia’s Trove website.

Further newspaper articles may be identified by using the Manning index to South Australian history, especially:
Adelaide - Hospitals
South Australia - Health

Adelaide - Public health