This exhibition will be opened by the Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, Mr Tony Piccolo.
In the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, horses, bullocks, donkeys and camels were relied upon to transport goods and people for the development and progress of farming, mining, industry and opening up new settlements.
As the railways expanded, bullock, donkey and camel teams gradually ceased to operate. Horses are still used today for stock work, police work, sport and recreation and as companions.
Sheep, crops, mining, wine making and manufacturing have been the basis of South Australia's economy. The consequences of climate change and uncertainties in the global economy are confronting us, but South Australians will rise to the challenges of the twenty first century with the resilience, courage, intelligence and innovation which have carried them through difficult times.
In celebrating past achievements, we also look forward to the future.