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

Gumeracha & District History Centre

For over thirty years Gumeracha & District History Centre volunteers have been collecting and filing information about the people and places of the Torrens Valley and are an invaluable source of local history for future generations.  Read more about Gumeracha & District History Centre >

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Hahndorf Academy

The town of Hahndorf started as a village of hard working German settlers. Discover how they lived and how Hahndorf has changed into the thriving Hills attraction it is now.

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Hahndorf Branch, National Trust of South Australia

This branch cares for Malcolm Wicks Reserve in Lenswood and offers history research, heritage protection, and tours of Hahndorf. 

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Hallett Historical Society

The Hallett Historical Society meets regularly in the History Room at the Hallett Hall and is actively involved in preserving and promoting the history of the area.
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HATs (Heritage Art Traditions)

Presenting programs of diverse cultural activities at the former historic Auburn Courthouse and Police Station (1859), now known as The Courthouse Cultural Centre.

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Hindmarsh Fire and Folk Museum

Housed in Hindmarsh's former volunteer Fire Brigade Building and Christian Chapel in the shadow of Adelaide United's Hindmarsh Stadium, the museum is run by volunteers from the Hindmarsh Historical Society and houses an extensive collection of memorabilia from the Brigade as well as items telling the story of the local area.
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Historical Society of South Australia

Established in 1974, the Historical Society of South Australia comprises people with an interest in history, professional historians, and academics – all of whom come together to share and learn about South Australia’s fascinating history.
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Historical Society of Woodville

Committed to discovering, preserving and displaying the evidence of the history of the Woodville community, the Historical Society of Woodville is currently based at the Fisherman's Wharf Markets, Port Adelaide, where they are exhibiting a display of historical items.  Read more about Historical Society of Woodville >

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History Council of South Australia

The History Council of South Australia (HCSA) is a peak body, providing a representative voice on historical issues, while working to celebrate and raise the profile of history in South Australia. Read more about History Council of South Australia >

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History of Science, Ideas & Technology Group (SA)

We aim to foster the recording of the history of science, ideas and technology and cooperate with other groups with common interests. We have about five meetings a year, held in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room in the Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, with a paper or papers followed by refreshments.  Our group is University-based but meetings are open to the public.

 

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History SA

History SA is a statutory authority reporting to Parliament through the Minister for the Arts. It was established in 1981 under the History Trust of South Australia Act (1981,1995) to encourage the research and public presentation of South Australian history and to safeguard South Australia’s material heritage.

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Hope Cottage Museum

Run by the Kingscote Branch of the National Trust of South Australia, Hope Cottage Museum offers a fascinating insight into the unique history and heritage of Kangaroo Island. 

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Jamestown Local History Centre

Located in the former primary school building, the collection includes local newspapers from 1878; family and local histories; cemetery records with headstone photos, birth, death and marriage records; photographs, scrapbooks, business and club records; oral history tapes; and a special feature: the Barbara Parri local history collection.

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Jamestown National Trust Museum

The people of Jamestown and District have supported their museum by donating a surprising variety of items of local historical significance.  What has a butterfly collection have to do with the First World War?  Why is the first Iron Lung displayed with items from the flour mill?  Come and see.  There are many other items on display.

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John McDouall Stuart Society

Formed in Adelaide in 1964, the Society aims to perpetuate the names and achievements of the great Australian explorer John McDouall Stuart (1815-1866), (the first European to discover the true nature of the centre of Australia), and his 33 companions.
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Kadina Farm Shed Museum

Owned and managed by the Kadina Branch of the National Trust of South Australia, the museum tells the story of Australian dryland farming, the local copper mining industry and the social history of Kadina, through thematic and photographic displays, across half a hectare of undercover exhibition space including the historic Matta House built in 1863.
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Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association

The Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association Inc aims to protect and promote South Australia’s oldest and most precious historic sites, which are all found on Kangaroo Island.

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Kapunda Museum

Housed in 1866 Baptist church, which was a technical school from 1948 till the 1960s, the Kapunda Historical Society's museum depicts the social and commercial history of Kapunda, the oldest copper mining town in Australia.  Read more about Kapunda Museum >

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Keith National Trust Museum

This former Congregational Church dating from 1910 has beautiful stained glass windows designed by the community which tell the story of Keith as well as displaying a collection of local history items including a stuffed wild dog which used to kill the sheep in the area.

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Kimba & Gawler Ranges Historical Society Museum

Founded in 1971, the Society aims to collect, archive and display local history items relating to Kimba and runs a heritage complex of eight historic buildings, various sheds housing agricultural collections and a separate museum interpretive centre, all set in a bushland setting.

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Kingston Pioneer Museum

Built in 1876, originally as a timber yard and general store, this National Trust museum features a shipwreck display, early years fishing memorabilia, family records, agricultural and domestic displays, photographic records, also includes horse drawn vehicles, small engines and telegram memorabilia.

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Lameroo Craft and Heritage Centre

Run by the Lameroo & District Historical Society, the museum is located in a former 1911 shop and dwelling. The displays include a replica early Community Hall, Lutheran Chapel, Post Office, Bank and Shops as well as collections relating to the Blacksmith, Farming, and other aspects of small town life.

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Latvian Museum

Housed in a 19th century stone-fronted villa, 3 km from Adelaide’s CBD, the museum reflects the heritage of the post WW2 immigrants who brought their culture and art to South Australia from Latvia.  On display are various art forms using traditional designs such as ceramics, wood carvings, textiles, jewellery and national costumes.     

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Lobethal Archives & Historical Museum

A German pioneer museum which tells the story of both the German and English history of South Australia, the building also contains the original Lutheran Seminary dating from 1845, the earliest Theological college in Australia and the oldest still in existence in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Lock and Districts Heritage Museum

Housed in an old police station alongside a complex of other buildings, the museum displays a variety of war, farming and housing equipment as well as historic photographs of the area.

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Louise Flierl Mission Museum

A collection of artefacts and historic photographs of mission of the Lutheran Church of Australia in Papua New Guinea, and more recently in South East Asia since 1886.  The museum is housed in the old St Paul’s Hahndorf Lutheran Church building (circa 1858); it highlights the influence of the Word of God on the people, heritage and culture of our partner churches. 

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Luhrs Cottage Preservation Society

A restored and authentically furnished 1840s German pug cottage and schoolroom, once the home of the first Lutheran schoolteacher in the Barossa Valley’s Light Pass district.

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Lutheran Archives

The Lutheran Archives is the official repository of historical material relating to the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). It holds records of the present LCA, as well as records of the earlier Lutheran synods in Australia which in time amalgamated to form the present LCA.
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Lyndoch & District Historical Society

The Historical Society aims to preserve the history of Lyndoch and surrounds and is based at the Lyndoch Library. Colonel William Light named Lynedoch Vale and the Barrosa Range (both later mis-spelled) on 13 December 1837 while camped near the current town of Lyndoch. By 1839 Lyndoch had become the first European settlement of the now famous Barossa Valley.

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Macclesfield History Group

We are interested in the collection, preservation, research, writing and publication of all aspects of history relating to the Macclesfield district and hold exhibitions and display at local events.

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Maitland Museum

Maitland Museum is located in the former school building and residence which opened in 1877 and closed in 1979.  Learn about the local Aboriginal people, the district schools and German pioneers.  See the cereal heritage shed, barley shed, power house, blacksmith shop and much more. Read more about Maitland Museum >

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Mallala Museum

The Mallala Museum houses items of both local and national significance. A comprehensive photographic interpretive and memorabilia displays, an extensive collection of farm machinery and household items, an exhibition dedicated to those who served, highlighting the role played by the RAAF No 6 SFTS, which operated during World War Two.
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Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre

Major display and collection areas are the D A Wurfel Grain Collection, the Gum Family Collection of farming machinery and memorabilia, a significant collection of printing machines and drawers of letterpress and the roles that women have played in the development of the mallee region.

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Mannum Dock Museum of River History

Located on the banks of the River Murray in the historic river port town of Mannum, the museum incorporates the Paddle Steamer Marion, the historic Randell Dry Dock, the Key's Beam Engine, Arnold Art Gallery and the Mannum Visitor Information Centre.

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Marble Hill

Former summer residence of the Governor of South Australia from 1880 until it was destroyed by the 1955 Black Sunday bush fire. Formerly managed by the National Trust and Department of Environment and Heritage, since 2009 it has been in private ownership, but can be enjoyed through regular open days and an annual picnic. 

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Marion Historical Society

Marion Historical Society members learn about, preserve, celebrate and help others learn about the history of the City of Marion.

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