Spotlight Series: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


06 September 2013–03 November 2013

10am – 5pm daily
North Foyer, Ground floor



Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the celebrated author of the Sherlock Holmes series, arrived in Adelaide on 21 September 1920. He was on a four month lecture tour of Australia and New Zealand on the subject of spiritualism.

His visit included time at the South Australian Museum with then Director Edgar Ravenswood Waite, and the two also visited Humbug Scrub, north east of Adelaide.

This Spotlight display follows Conan Doyle’s time in Adelaide, introducing us to people he met, and museum specimens he encountered, which later influenced his stories.