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Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum underway

The Old Highercombe Hotel Museum has now well and truly changed its name to the Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum. Read more about Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum underway >

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New Shed Open To Public

The new horse-drawn buggy annexe is open for visitiors, although it is still a work in progress. The official opening is set for February 2015. Read more about New Shed Open To Public >

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Doll Collection Donated

A well known Millicent identity, Mrs Joyce Galwey, was an avid collector of dolls. In her memory, the family has donated over 100 dolls for our display at the local Museum. Read more about Doll Collection Donated >

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Christmas High Tea

Santa is here ........... it is now Christmas countdown! Read more about Christmas High Tea >

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Museum Wins South East Tourism Award

The Millicent Living History Museum took out this year's StatewideSuper tourism award for the Limestone Coast. Members of the committee attended a gala evening, where they highlighted the contributions of all the volunteers who run and are involved with the Museum. Read more about Museum Wins South East Tourism Award >

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A rather ‘splann’ trip to ‘Little Cornwall’

Pauline and Amanda visit 7 community museums in two and a half days on a whirlwind field trip to the Yorke Peninsula. Read more about A rather ‘splann’ trip to ‘Little Cornwall’ >

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Ships and Trains

Some cruise ships now include Port Lincoln in their itineraries, sailing into Boston Bay just after sunrise and docking at the main jetty. On these occasions up to two thousand passengers and several hundred crew descend on the town for the day. Read more about Ships and Trains >

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A fine day for a Vintage Fair

Today we celebrated the 160th anniversary of the Highercombe Hotel. It was a fine day (a little hot) for a Vintage Fair. Read more about A fine day for a Vintage Fair >

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Lady Soldiers reclaiming their place in history

Pauline shares some memorable moments at a reunion of around 40 former women soldiers at a book launch at the South Australian Army Museum; and rediscovers an almost forgotten South Australian woman’s history (and meets a very special canine companion). Read more about Lady Soldiers reclaiming their place in history >

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