Past Events

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Descendants' and Friends' Day

Special event
Bookings are essential

Sun 9 April 2017, 1.30pm - 4.15pm

For descendants of service men and women and anyone interested in The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. The programme will feature speakers of interest. We encourage you to bring any family memorabilia but not weaponary, even if it has been decommissioned. For catering purposes please advise if you will be attending. The Army Museum will also be open from 12 noon. If you have not visited this outstanding museum recently we urge you to take the opportunity before before the SABWA event.

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SA Boer War Descendants' and Friends' Day

Special event
Bookings are essential

Sunday 9 April, 1.30 - 4.15 pm

Descendants' and Friends' Day for the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902.

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Open Cockpit & Aircraft Engine Run Family Fun Day

Special event

Sunday 9 April 2017, 9.30am - 5pm

Sit in cockpit of real jet fighter and hear roar of the historic aircraft engines and so much more fun for all the family ...

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Italian Migration to South Australia

Special event

Mon, 20 March 2017

Presentation by Daniela Rose. Numerically, Italians are the largest group from a non-English speaking background in South Australia. Over 20 000 are first-generation settlers and around 90 000 South Australians are of Italian descent. The Italian language is the most common language spoken at home after English. This presentation will give an overview of the history of Italian settlement in South Australia in the context of Italian migration in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will consider their reasons for migrating to South Australia, their settlement patterns and the influence they had on Australian society.

Dr Daniela Rose is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Italian Section in the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics at Flinders University. Her primary areas of research are the history of Italian migration to South Australia and ageing in a foreign land. Her best-known publication, with Professor Desmond O’Connor, is Caulonia in the Heart. She has also published numerous scholarly articles nationally and internationally. She has recently edited the volume Ageing between cultures: the experiences and challenges of Italian migrants in South Australia.

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.

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Strawberry Fair

Special event

19th March, 2017, 1-4pm

Explore the Museum, outdoor displays and grounds, be tempted with a delicious bowl of strawberries, Devonshire Tea and yummy strawberry delights. Browse vintage wares for sale, visit the ‘all things strawberry’ table, play old time games, smash the strawberry piñata, enjoy an ice-cream and visit the Gift Shop.

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Unveiling the Guards Brake Van 8394

Special event

Saturday18 and Sunday 19 March 2017

Rides behind diesel 801 with Centenary car 376 and GB 8394 ($3 adults) and rides behind Ken the little green diesel (no charge).


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Women of the River Country Exhibition

Exhibition

Exhibition launch Saturday, 18 March 2017, 2 pm; Exhibition on show 18 March to 24 April, 2017.

Follow the journey of these 19 remarkable women from across the Murray Darling Basin and discover how they have shaped history along our mighty rivers. Exhibition to be opened by Robert Bowring OAM, Chair Mannum Dock Museum Board.

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Collections MOSAiC Workshops

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2017

Come along to a Collections MOSAiC workshop in Adelaide to be held over three days in March 2017

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Coopers on Statenborough

Special event

Monday 20 February 2017, 7.30pm

Presentation by Alison Painter. This presentation covers the progress of Cooper & Sons from 1882-2002 when Thomas Cooper, and later his descendants, operated the brewery on Statenborough Street. For many years they retained the old way of brewing and everything in the brewery reflected this. As the business increased there was some modernisation of both plant and brewing methods, but the old Sparkling Ale and Extra Stout remained the same. Coopers remains a family company, but the move to the modern complex at Regency Park in 2002 was necessary and the differences from the old brewery are remarkable.

Alison has enjoyed a long association with Coopers having started work there as laboratory assistant to Max Cooper in 1960. In 1977 she left to study at Flinders University, subsequently completing an Honours Degree in history. Alison’s thesis was a history of Coopers and the brewing industry in SA which, with additions, became the first edition of Jolly Good Ale and Old. Since then she has written other brewing histories.

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.

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Dr Marvel's Medicine Show

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Sunday 19 February 2017 1-4pm. Talk 2pm prompt.

Dr Marvel returns by popular demand.

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