South Australia - Folk Museums and local Family History Centres
If your family lived in the area, a local folk museum might just hold some material about them! At the very least you would gain an understanding of their environment enabling you to turn your genealogy into family history.
A thematic museum will certainly assist your understanding of daily life in the past. Likewise if you seek information about a vocation you may find a facility that specialises in this aspect of history.
There is a comprehensive listing of Museums and Local History Centres on this site. There are no actual links to sites here, but the listing does give you an idea of just what is available in your area of research.