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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.