Organisations directory

View profiles of South Australian community museums and historical organisations. Search by keyword, organisation type, region or tagged topics to find places and collections of interest to you. Add your organisation to this directory by downloading and filling out the editable pdf form on your right and then email it back to us with the appropriate images. Or contact us for more information

Clare National Trust Museum

Built in 1851 as the police barracks and courthouse, the museum was originally Clare’s first public building.  It houses an extensive collection of Victorian costume, furniture, domestic memorabilia and photographs of the area with agricultural equipment and horse drawn carriages in the grounds.
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Clare Regional History Group

Housed upstairs in the old Town Hall's former council chambers and Mayoral parlour on Clare’s main street, this extensive range of local church, school, council, cemetery and BDM records, photographs, newspapers and publications covering the history of Clare and the surrounding villages has been gathered and preserved by this community group since the  1980s.
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Classic Jets Fighter Museum

Classic Jets Fighter Museum is South Australia’s only museum of military aviation.   Do a walk around inspection of classic jet and propeller driven fighter aircraft.  View displays of aviation memorabilia from the Pacific War up to the golden years of jet fighters. Follow the complex restoration of a US Navy marine Chance Voight F4U-1 Corsair fighter aircraft by the museum volunteers. Read more about Classic Jets Fighter Museum >

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Clayton Farm Heritage Museum

Come on a journey from the present to the past in agriculture. Clayton Farm is a farm that has stayed with the past. Old machinery, homestead and outbuildings allow people to see and learn about past farming methods or to reminisce. 

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Cleve Agricultural and Folk Museum

Housed in Cleve’s Old Council Chambers, the Agricultural and Folk Museum opened in 1972 and displays a collection of early pioneering artefacts from household articles to agricultural machinery, as well as an extensive collection of photographs and local records. 
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Cobdogla Irrigation Museum

See the world's only working Humphrey Pump restored along with a steam locomotive, a steam traction engine, stationary oil engines, tractors and machinery from the days of the early development of the irrigation areas; as well as the history of the nearby Loveday Internment camp, one of the largest in Australia. 

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Coromandel Valley & District Branch, National Trust of South Australia

Coromandel Valley & Districts Branch of the National Trust SA has an interest in Coromandel Valley and surrounding districts including Belair to happy Valley, and Upper Sturt, Iron Bank, Scott Creek through to Kangarilla. The Branch has leases over three properties: Gamble Cottage, Winns Bakehouse and the Watchman House, as well as being responsible for the Watiparinga Reserve. Read more about Coromandel Valley & District Branch, National Trust of South Australia >
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Crystal Brook Heritage Centre

Located in the town’s first double storey business house, the Crystal Brook Heritage Centre incorporates a unique underground bakehouse, a general store and a home for the business owner; and machinery sheds.  On display are items relating to Crystal Brook people, events and businesses and to general eras past.

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Crystal Brook History Group

Based at the former Council Chambers on Brandis Street, the group is committed to collecting local stories and reproducing historical photographs of local significance, especially community events, clubs, local families weddings etc for use by the community in historical research.

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Dublin History Group Research Centre

The Dublin History Group Research Centre is based in the historic Dublin Institute, on the corner of First and Sixth Street, the central hub of most social activities in the Dublin area since 1885. Dublin is a small town, 70 km north of Adelaide.
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East Torrens Historical Society

Based at Norton Summit, in the Adelaide Hills, east of Adelaide, the East Torrens Historical Society was established in 1982. The Society has a Reading Room and Library in the south-western corner of The Summit Community Centre.

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Echunga District Historical Society

The Echunga District Historical Society operates as a sub-committee of the Echunga Memorial Institute. It aims to uncover, preserve and publish history of the Echunga District in the Adelaide Hills. Read more about Echunga District Historical Society >
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Edithburgh Museum

Located in the old McGlew & Adams Produce Store next to the jetty, the museum has detailed displays illustrating the early settlement, industrial, social and maritime history of the area when this once busy port was a continuous hub of activity from the 1870s-1930s.

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Embroiderers' Guild of SA Museum

Established to make available a study collection representing as widely as possible the types and styles of embroidery of all periods and from all parts of the world for study and research, the Embroiderers' Guild Museum seeks to preserve the embroidery heritage of all South Australians from wherever they may have come.
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Encounter Bay Family History Group

Formerly known as the Victor Harbor Seniors On-Line Genealogy Group and the South Coast Family History Group, this self-help group meets at the Victor Harbor Library and aims to help one other discover their family histories, share research experiences, and provide a service to members of the public.

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Encounter Coast Discovery Centre

Relive the whaling, shipping and railway days of early Victor Harbor. Visit the museum and see how the early settlers lived and how the visitors holidayed. This is why it is so popular among tourists today.
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Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery

Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery is dedicated to early pioneer settlement and history in Eudunda and the surrounding district.

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Farina Restoration Group

Community group formed in 2008 to restore parts of the abandoned township of Farina along the Oodnadatta Track on the gibber plains of far north South Australia so that outback visitors can gain an appreciation of the town in its heyday during the boom years of the 1880s and 90s until its gradual decline after WWII. 

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Fleurieu Peninsula Family History Group

A genealogical group based in the Fleurieu Penininsula. Interests of members extends to countries all over the world.  Read more about Fleurieu Peninsula Family History Group >
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Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery

Believing in the power of art to excite the senses, inspire the imagination and foster new ways of thinking, Flinders University Art Museum (FUAM) is committed to preserving and developing the University’s historical and contemporary collections, and connecting people with them.

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Forest Range and Lenswood History Group

Discovering the history of the people and places of the Forest Range and Lenswood district.

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Fort Glanville Historical Association

Fort Glanville is the most complete nineteenth-century colonial fort in Australia. It is the only fort with its original artillery guns and has the largest artillery gun in Australia. See members of Fort Glanville Historical Association in South Australian Permanent Artillery uniforms performing military drills and demonstrating cannon and carbine firing. Guided tours available.

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Fred Teague's Museum

Small collection belonging to legendary outback character Fred Teague (1912-1994) consisting of local geological and mineral specimens, Aboriginal artefacts as well as extensive range of items relating to European settlement in the Flinders Ranges.  Housed inside the Mobil Service station which Teague began as Hawker Motors in 1952 and is now also the Hawker Visitor Information Centre.

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Friedensberg Historic German School Museum

Take part in an authentic German schoolroom experience including saluting the flag, singing German songs, writing in pen and ink, even the cane! The Friedensberg Historic German Tour also includes the unique Herbig Tree and the heritage-listed Friedensberg cemetery with headstones in olde German script

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Friends of Glenthorne

A volunteer group, incorporated in 1998, working to preserve the natural and cultural assets of historic Glenthorne Farm at O'Halloran Hill, and promote community awareness and create public education programs highlighting the property's significance to the history of South Australia.

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Friends of Lutheran Archives

The Friends of Lutheran Archives (FoLA) is a group whose goal is to encourage the collection and preservation of archival material and to promote the work of the Lutheran Archives. Become a Friend of the Lutheran Archives.  Read more about Friends of Lutheran Archives >

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Friends of Mawson

The Friends of Mawson are an association of individuals and organisations who are united in an endeavour to promote the name of Sir Douglas Mawson and all he stood for.

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Friends of PS Oscar W

Come aboard Paddle Steamer Oscar W and experience plying the River Murray in a steam powered vessel built in 1908.

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Friends of South Australia's Archives

Holding two public functions a year, the Friends of South Australia’s Archives encourages the preservation of historical records, assists the keepers of public and private archives in South Australia, and represents the concerns of users of the archives. Read more about Friends of South Australia's Archives >

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Friends of the PS Industry

Visit this historic paddle steamer built in Goolwa in 1911 by the South Australian government to keep the Murray River navigable for trade.  Moored beside the Visitor Information Centre in Renmark, one can either inspect the boat when in dock or take a river cruise. 

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Friends of Torrens Island

Launched in 2012, this group aims to preserve, conserve, promote and enhance the environmental, historical and cultural heritage of Torrens Island which is located in the Port River Estuary between the Lefevre Peninsula and Barker Inlet, about 15 km northwest of the Adelaide city centre in South Australia. Read more about Friends of Torrens Island >

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Gawler Environment & Heritage Association

Gawler Environment and Heritage Association (GEHA) is active in campaigning and projects concerning environment and heritage issues in Gawler and surrounding areas. Read more about Gawler Environment & Heritage Association >

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Gawler National Trust Museum

Housed in the town’s oldest public building, the heritage-listed Telegraph Office, the museum tells the story of the early settlers to the post war migrants who came to live in Gawler, South Australia’s first country town.
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German Australian Connections Network

Network made up of people from all universities in Adelaide as well as groups such as Friends of the Lutheran Archives and South Australian Museum.

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Gladstone History Group

The Gladstone History Group have set up a comprehensive display regarding the town’s heritage through articles, photos  and memorabilia at the Southern Flinders Discovery Centre.   Read more about Gladstone History Group >

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Glenbarr

Imagine the life of Scottish forebears, the fun of Girl Guides, saluting the flag, saying grace before meals, playing dress-ups, games by lamp-light or swapping yarns by an open fire. Nowadays visitors reminisce over memorabilia, while cattle still graze in the paddocks.  Visit Glenbarr Homestead to catch a glimpse of lifetimes past.

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Glencoe Woolshed

Built in 1863, the Glencoe Woolshed is a 36 stand shearing shed, unique for never being converted to mechanised shearing and has hand adzed arched blackwood beams, a beauftiful example of rural architecture, currently run by the Glencoe branch of the National Trust of South Australia

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Glenelg Historical Society

The Glenelg Historical Society promotes the protection and preservation of buildings, works, movable cultural heritage and sites of historical significance in the precinct of Glenelg, together with the commissioning of historical research and historical discourse.  Read more about Glenelg Historical Society >

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Goolwa Library Local & Family History Room

First opened in 2004, the history room is located in a corner of Goolwa Library and contains not only local history books but also a collection of newspaper articles; photographs; pamphlets and oral histories organised and indexed by volunteers. It is an excellent resource for local and family historians.

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Goolwa National Trust History Centre

An interpretive exhibition and archive of documents, artefacts and images relating to Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island and Currency Creek from pre European settlement to the present day.
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Government House

The oldest Government House in Australia, it began to be constructed in 1839/40 near the site of the original thatched Government Hut, built for Governor Hindmarsh by sailors from HMS Buffalo. There were major extensions in the latter half of the 19th century. The house and gardens are open to the public at certain times of the year. School tours can also be arranged. 

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