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Telling Our Stories Alexandrina History on Film

The Telling our Stories Alexandrina digital stories project was launched on 26 May.  The enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people settled in to the Strathalbyn Town Hall to view the inaugural screening of ten short films.  The films focus on different aspects of local history from the Alexandrina C

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Bathing Box Beauty

The Bay Discovery Centre has been recognised for a new exhibition providing unique insights into the beach and social culture of the Glenelg area.

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Once Upon a Time travelling exhibition launched

Once Upon a Time: Stories of South Australian childhood is the latest travelling exhibition from History SA.  It offers a glimpse into the lives of children living in South Australia over successive generations, in both the happy and more challenging times. It is intended to motivate people to share their community’s own unique stories of what it was like growing up in their particular town or region.

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One Small Comment, Seven Years of Work

The Melrose District History Society took on a major project to transcribe a series of significant diaries and got through them in the end!

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Gallantry exhibition opens at new City Library

History SA/ Veterans SA’s new joint travelling exhibition Gallantry, telling the stories of the brave actions of five South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross and George Cross in the Second World War and the Vietnam War, opened on 1 April at Adelaide’s new City Library.

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BOB is on the move again

History SA/Veterans SA’s travelling exhibition Bravest of the Brave, which tells the moving stories of the eight South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War, has been to several venues this year already and will be spending ANZAC Day at Colonel Light Gardens RSL, while the replica version will be at Victor Harbor RSL.

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New Storeroom opened at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

A new collections' storeroom is opened at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, Port Lincoln funded by a History SA Community Museums Program grant 

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Digitisation for Preservation & Access workshop

35 participants from South Australian community museums, archives and history groups attend popular free Digitisation for Preservation and Access workshop funded by a National Library Community Heritage grant.

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Willunga 175 Celebrations Begin

On Australia Day a large crowd gathered at the Willunga Courthouse & Slate Museum for the official launch of year-long celebrations to mark the 175th anniversary of the establishment of Willun

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Anniversary of Surveying the Simpson Desert

Fifty years ago a team of public servants endured freezing night time temperatures and water rations to accurately survey the southern Simpson Desert.  An exhibition on at the Mortlock Library commemorates their journey.

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