Goodness, we’ve seen a lot in the last couple of months! Allison visited Loxton and Raukkan (formerly Pt McLeay on Lake Alexandrina) to talk about a possible community history wiki project. She also visited the people at Mallala with Kate Walsh to evaluate their wiki experience. (If you haven’t had a look, yet, check it out: http://mallala.nowandthen.net.au/index.php?title=Main_Page ). In the same week (she covered a lot of kms in those three days!), Allison visited Brinkworth with Geoff Speirs to talk about their railway history walking trail (and had a lovely lunch at Fred and Barbara’s– thanks!) It was a glorious day for taking a wander along the stretch of railway line and learning about the impact of the railway on the town.
Pauline and Allison went to Hahndorf to see the Louise Flierl Museum. This is a lovely collection of artwork and objects from Papua New Guinea. It documents the experiences of Lutheran missionaries to PNG – worth a look if you are in the area – best to phone ahead to make an appointment. When we were in Hahndorf, we caught up with Melinda Rankin from Hahndorf Academy – and had a look around the Hahndorf Academy shop – great art and craft pieces!
We’ve also been talking to people about accreditation and grants – and visited the Embroiderers’ Guild, Ayers House, the National Trust (SA) and Beaumont House and the South Australian Aviation Museum.
We’re talking to a few organisations about joining the CMP – and have visited Norwood Football Club to discuss this.
The South Australian Police Historical Society’s Tony Kaukas invited us to come and have a look around their museum at Thebarton (next to the Adelaide Gaol). We spent an entertaining and enlightening couple of hours with Tony and Kevin Beare, exploring SA’s police past.
And we’ve had some visitors – Pat and Les from Penneshaw and Max and Enid from Pinnaroo dropped in to say hello.
To top it off, we hosted the ‘Opening Doors’ workshops, where we managed to catch up with a number of others.
And that’s all before History Week started!