Blog posts from History SA

Whyalla Museums

Amanda pops up to Whyalla to visit Mount Laura Homestead Museum, the Whyalla Maritime Museum and the Steel Cap Gallery, that collects the history of BHP in Whyalla.   Read more about Whyalla Museums >

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Celebrating Violets

Pauline attends the launch of a new interpretive sign celebrating the violet farms in the Adelaide foothills that played an important part in not only Violet Day but also South Australia’s commercial flower industry and contribution to local tourism.    Read more about Celebrating Violets >

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Peterborough Print Shop Rolling On

The South Australian mid-north town of Peterborough is well known as a railway hub - the place where three railway gauges came together opening up the railways in the region and adding greatly to the ability of local farmers to get crops to ports. Read more about Peterborough Print Shop Rolling On >

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Australian Made Museum

Tucked away in a residential street in Birkenhead is an interesting maritime themed museum. After hearing about Austbuilt Museum over many years, Amanda finally got to visit it. Read more about Australian Made Museum >

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Caring for Collections on Kangaroo Island

Pauline goes on the road with Artlab to help run a two-day Caring for Collections workshop for volunteers at community museums on Kangaroo Island. Read more about Caring for Collections on Kangaroo Island >

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Glencoe Goes Off With a Baaaang!

Can you use sheep to tell history?  The Sheep’s Back Museum at Naracoorte has been preserving and telling stories of the wool industry since the 1960s, but on the March long weekend Read more about Glencoe Goes Off With a Baaaang! >

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A rather ‘splann’ trip to ‘Little Cornwall’

Pauline and Amanda visit 7 community museums in two and a half days on a whirlwind field trip to the Yorke Peninsula. Read more about A rather ‘splann’ trip to ‘Little Cornwall’ >

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Lady Soldiers reclaiming their place in history

Pauline shares some memorable moments at a reunion of around 40 former women soldiers at a book launch at the South Australian Army Museum; and rediscovers an almost forgotten South Australian woman’s history (and meets a very special canine companion). Read more about Lady Soldiers reclaiming their place in history >

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Full on Day Out at Loxton Village

You would think I would see enough museums in the course of my normal work, but I couldn’t resist the draw of the Loxton Village Kids’ Day Out on 8 October during the school holidays and the chance to see the newly ins Read more about Full on Day Out at Loxton Village >

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Escapades into Costume Care

Pauline discovers some interesting historic costume, some in unexpected places, whilst on the road visiting community museums. Read more about Escapades into Costume Care >

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