Development of a Seaside Suburb


Collections, exhibitions, South Australian history, Bay Discovery Centre, public programs, Holdfast Bay History Centre

The White Gloves Exhibition is on at the Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg, until 22 July 2012.

Glenelg saw the first European settlers arrive in 1836 and was where the Proclamation was read on 28 December 1836.  The town was named after Lord Glenelg by Governor Hindmarsh.  From humble beginnings where the new arrivals first inhabited tents and prefabricated huts, Glenelg has developed into South Australia’s premier seaside suburb with a rich and fascinating history.

The City of Holdfast Bay has a collection of objects, archives, photographs and paintings pertaining to the City of Holdfast Bay area which are of local, state and national significance.

The White Gloves Exhibition takes us on a historic journey displaying a selection of the rich collection of art and artefacts belonging to the City of Holdfast Bay.  Items on display include Mayoral robes, historic council documents, sporting memorabilia, engine models, and a selection of vintage wedding gowns.

The Holdfast Bay History Centre is the keeper of the City of Holdfast Bay Collection.  The Centre is a wealth of knowledge about the local district.


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