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Christmas is coming

It seems that Christmas and the end of 2013 are nearly upon us. Read more about Christmas is coming >

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On the Boot: Yorke Peninsula museum visits

With harvest about to start, Amanda headed for Yorke Peninsula last week to catch-up with several museums in the Community Museums Program. Visits to Yorke Peninsula are great because there are so many museums that are fairly close together, yet each has a distinctive focus. Read more about On the Boot: Yorke Peninsula museum visits >

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Tracking down Semaphore's miniature railway history

The NRM is searching for any stories, photos or other information about a miniature railway that used to run at Semaphore during the 1940s and 50s. It was very unique because the track looped over the beach and water, and carousel horses carried the train passengers during the 1940s. Read more about Tracking down Semaphore's miniature railway history >

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Countdown to Christmas

Yes, it is happening, Christmas is coming!  For us it will be sooner as we prepare for our bi-annual Touch of Christmas Past, which commences on 1st December.  This is our 6th Christmas event and the volunteers agree their favourite.  Research has been in progress, this years theme is Christmas C Read more about Countdown to Christmas >

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Dental Floss and Pool Noodles

Pauline goes on the road with Artlab to help run a Caring for Collections workshop in Clare for community museums and historical groups in the region  Read more about Dental Floss and Pool Noodles >

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Sarah's Sad Story Remembered

Pauline visits Prospect Hill for a moving ceremony marking the 170th anniversary of finding the remains of young Sarah McHarg who went missing in 1841; and ponders on the plight of early migrants.  Read more about Sarah's Sad Story Remembered >

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An Emotional Homecoming

Pauline witnesses a touching informal repatriation of some of the earliest photographic images of named indigenous Australians as two prints of 19th century photographs held in a UK collection are returned to the Wanganeen family in South Australia  Read more about An Emotional Homecoming >

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To Whyalla and Back Again

Amanda took a break from South Australian History Fund grant enquiries and headed up to Port Pirie and Whyalla. Read more about To Whyalla and Back Again >

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Walkway Storage Solution

Sometimes a museum needs to create storage wherever it can - Axel Stenross Maritime Museum have done just that using the space between two buildings. Read more about Walkway Storage Solution >

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No batteries needed – or electricity it seems!

Yesterday I had my first chance to visit this year’s school holiday event at the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum. It was a stormy day and the electricity supply had been off for a couple of hours in the middle of the day. Candles were out to help light the Museum. Read more about No batteries needed – or electricity it seems! >

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