Photo: King William Street, looking north from Victoria Square (circa 1907).
South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia.
It covers some of the most arid parts of the country.
With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia’s states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population.
South Australia shares borders with all of the other mainland states, and with the Northern Territory; it is bordered to the west by Western Australia, to the north by the Northern Territory, to the north-east by Queensland, to the east by New South Wales, to the south-east by Victoria, and to the south by the Great Australian Bight.
Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant.
Today, it is known for its fine wine and numerous cultural festivals and tourism.
The state’s economy is dominated by the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries.
Unfortunately, in recent years, the State’s large car manufacturing industry has been sent off-shore.
Above we have some fascinating photos from around 1900.