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Small Project Goes a Long Way

A small injection of funding from the South Australian History Fund has helped the MLC/Annesley Old Scholars Association start on the path of organising their textile collection within their museum premises at the Annesley School Greenhill Road site.

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Grants to Community Museums Announced

We are pleased to announce that through History SA’s Community Museums Program (CMP) grant fund 29 projects have been supported for 2016, totalling $148,177.

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Pozières Bayonet presented to South Australia

Yesterday an Australian First World War bayonet from the French battlefields of Pozières was presented to the citizens of South Australia at a poignant ceremony at Unley's Soldiers Memorial Garden.

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Celebrating Centenarians

A short series of films 'Celebrating Centenarians' was recently launched by Resthaven Inc, a collaborative project with the University of South Australia funded by a Positive Ageing Grant from SA Health's Office for the Ageing.

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South Australia's Railways and the World War Years

New exhibit South Australia’s Railways and the World War Years launched at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.  

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Community Heritage Grants Recipients 2015 announced

Eight community history groups in South Australia have been awarded federally funded Community Heritage Grants (CHG) amounting to $54,560 in the National Library of Australia’s CHG program it was announced today.  Overall, 75 grants were awarded Australia-wide in 2015, totalling $438,710.

CHG provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

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Golden Thread exhibition celebrates 50 years of Embroiderers' Guild

The Embroiderers’ Guild of SA Museum’s new exhibition 'Golden Thread' was officially launched on Friday 14 October coinciding with the Guild’s 50th birthday celebrations this year. It was launched along with another special ‘Golden Challenge’ exhibition on display in the gallery at the rear of the premises, the result of the members’ challenge to create a work using a square of gold coloured silk.

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Neddy Symbol of Ardrossan History

The official arrival of ‘ Neddy’ to Ardrossan took place on the 21st August at his new home at the Gundersen Reserve. M.P. for Grey, Rowan Ramsey with the assistance of Mr. Alec Lock unveiled the plaque listing sponsors of the project.

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South Australian History Fund 2015 Grants

The South Australian History Fund (SAHF) is closing on 17 August. History SA welcomes applications from community groups for small projects, publications and research projects.

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