Image: Head and shoulders shot of man in front of flaking brown paint on wood

Adam Paterson

Adam is a curator at the South Australian Maritime Museum where he works on exhibitions, research, the collection and online content. He has a Phd in Archaeology and a passion for the history of Port Adelaide. Adam is the voice of the Maritime Museum on twitter and the person behind the Living in Port exhibition and app.

Work at Port Adelaide wharf c1930, South Australian Maritime Museum Photographic Collection

Class, grit and touch screens

Often overlooked and unnamed class exists in Australia. It is present in the homes we buy, the cars we drive, the schools we attend, the type of employment we have, and what we know about culture, high, popular or otherwise. Usually it doesn’t seem that important, maybe because we surround...