Organisations directory

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Melrose Heritage Museum

Discover this area’s unique history featuring the Nukunu Aboriginal people, European settlement from 1844, copper mining, police and judiciary, Goyder’s Line and stories of the First and Second World Wars. 

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Military Historical Society of Australia (SA Branch)

Formed in 1966, the South Australian Branch of the Military Historical Society of Australia meets monthly at the Keswick Barracks on Anzac Highway.  Other events are also organised during the year and members receive the quarterly journal of the MHAA and have opportunity to attend their biennial conference.

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Mill Cottage Museum

An old pioneer home built in 1866 for Joseph Kemp Bishop which stayed in the same family for nearly a hundred years.  Now owned by the City of Port Lincoln Council and curated by the Southern Eyre Peninsula Family & Local History Group, it is one of Port Lincoln’s few remaining early buildings and is in the beautiful setting of Flinders Park.

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Moculta District History Society

The Moculta District History Society promotes the history and heritage of the Moculta district in the Barossa Valley and meets bi-monthly at Moculta Primary School. 

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Morris Register of SA

Originally the Morris 8/40 Club, formed in 1973, we became the Morris Register in 1978 and is the oldest Morris Register in Australia.

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Mount Barker Local History Centre

The Mount Barker Local History Centre is located at the Mount Barker Community Library and contains an extensive collection of material of use to both local and family history researchers that relates to the area covered by the District Council of Mount Barker and surrounding areas.

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Mount Gambier History Group

Sharing a former school building with other community groups, the Mount Gambier History Group aims to locate, preserve and promote the built heritage, local history and family history of Mount Gambier and surrounding districts. 
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Mount Gambier Old Courthouse

Mount Gambier Branch, National Trust of South Australia manages the Courthouse Museum.  Built in 1865, the courthouse is used to tell aspects of Mount Gambier’s legal history, including the staging of occasional ‘mock trials’ for visitors. 

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Mount Horrocks Historical Society

The Mount Horrocks Historical Society was formed in 1983 to preserve, record and research the history of the area from Sevenhill to Leasingham (now including Auburn and Undalya) in South Australia.  It owns and maintains John Horrocks Cottage, the oldest stone building north of Gawler. 
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Mount Laura Homestead Museum

Complex of buildings including 1922 sheep station homestead telling the story of the early days of Whyalla, an original BHP workman’s cottage of 1914, an engine shed and the Telecommunications Museum with a range of historic items from the overland telegraph era to modern satellite communications. 

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Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society

The Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society has its own Local & Garden History Centre inside the award-winning Coventry Library in Stirling, providing a wealth of information about the history of the area. Volunteers are available to assist people with inquiries in afternoons when the Library is open and also run a public program of events throughout the year. 

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Mount Pleasant District History Room

Located in Mount Pleasant's Soldiers' Memorial Hall, the History Room contains a collection of archives and photographs relating to the previous Mount Pleasant District Council region, and includes the townships of Palmer, Tungkillo, Mount Pleasant, Springton and Eden Valley.
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Mount Torrens & District Community Association

Encouraging the preservation of the buildings, sites and environs of our historic State Heritage Listed town of Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills and improving the town's amenities.

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