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Involvement in the promotion of South Australia's history

Graham was employed for 7 years, 1987-1994 by the History Trust of South Australia HTSA and based at the South Australian Maritime Museum SAMM with periodic stints at the Migration Museum, Old Parliament House and Community History Division of HTSA. His role was that of graphic and display designer and photographer.

Graham also had broader involvements in the promotion of historic Port Adelaide. He contributed graphic and display design to projects for the Port Centre Project, an initiative of the Port Adelaide City Council and the Premier's Department of South Australia. The role of the organisation was up to oversee the promotion of the Port Adelaide Historic Precinct. This area is one of the most unique historic sites in the country, protecting the most contiguous historic streetscapes in Australia.

Other involvements relating to the history of South Australia were the Falie Project responsible for the marketing of the sail training vessels, Falie and One and All, a reconstructed replica ketch of days gone by, based in inner Port Adelaide.

Publication Design work for the History Trust of South Australia and the South Australian Maritime Museum

Many publications were designed for the History Trust of South Australia including a quarterly magazine, Community History, South Australia, below left. A one-off soft cover book was produced for the Community History Unit of the History
Trust of South Australia, the project managed on their behalf
by Mr Brian Samuels, the State's foremost authority on history. The book contained some of the most significant material from the magazine over a period of time and related to the history
of regional South Australia.

Publications were also regularly produced for the South Australian Maritime Museum and the Migration Museum.
The example, below right is the cover of the SAMM Souvenir and Information booklet.

 

Slide Show above – photographic montage of Port Adelaide's Historic Precinct

The photographs displayed in the slide show above are the results
of Graham's intimate involvement and immersion in the historic and contemporary life of Port Adelaide as it related to SAMM.
All images copyright Graham Abraham and History SA.

Graham's workplace 1987-1994

When at the South Australian Maritime Museum Graham
worked on the upper floor of the Weman's Building in which the
Museum's design studio was located. From time to time Peter Templeton, the Museum's conceptual display and construction designer also worked here especially when larger exhibitions were being designed and implemented by both designers.

Top left: Weman's Building in 1885 – Henry Weman and sailmakers at the front. Top right: Weman's Building in 1992 – Graham at work in the South Australian Maritime Museum's design studio, upper floor.
Lower left: Weman's c1990, four years after the South Australian Maritime Museum was opened. Lower centre: view across Lipson Street from the upper floor studio – the Bond Stores housing the
South Australian Maritime Museum.
Lower right: also across Lipson Street from the Weman's Building – more or less as it was more than 100 years ago.

 

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