Past Events

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Family Fun Fair

Family activity

Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 July 2016, 10am-4pm

Children's entertainment, street theatre, song, dance, music, face painting, the great Aussie Wildlife tent and 3 separate train rides all included in the admission fee.

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Vienna-Shanghai-Burnside: The Preiss Family Life Journey

Special event

Monday 18 July 2016, 7:30pm

Presented by Wolfgang Victor Preiss who was born in Shanghai in 1944 to Austrian parents Josef and Katharina who, twice in their lives, found themselves refugees. All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.

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Fun and Fantasy

Special event

Sunday 17 July to Sunday 24 July 2016, 10am-2pm

From Mary Poppins to Pinocchio, add a Magic Pudding, then come explore and have fun

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13th Eastern Regional Historical Societies Seminar

Special event
Bookings are essential

Saturday 16 July 2016, 9am - 4pm

Hosted by Mitcham Historical society, meet other historical society members, enjoy a guided tour around Mitcham Historic Precinct at the 13th Eastern Regional Historical Societies seminar. 

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Confectionery with a Taste of Chocolate

Special event

Friday 15 July 2016, 7pm for 7.30pm start

Join the Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society for a history of chocolate and confectionery with guest speaker Barbara Santich, culinary historian and author of Enjoyed for Generations: Haigh’s Chocolates.

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The Encounters Exhibition - The View From the Inside

Special event

Thursday 14 July 2016, 5.30pm for 6pm start

The History Council of SA's Annual Lecture delivered by Dr Ian Coates, Head of Collections Development at the National Museum of Australia and co-Lead Curator of 'Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum'.  He will recount some of the stories behind the making of the exhibition and its legacies for the future. 

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Opening of Clare Valley Recycling Depot & Celebration of First 50 Years of Mills Freightlines

Special event

Sunday 10 July 2016, 1:30pm

There will be displays of the development of the Mills Company, an opportunity to see the recycling plant in action and some of the fleet vehicles.  Refreshments available.

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Goethe: A pre-Darwinian

Special event

Saturday 9 July 2016, 2pm

Join Dr Leon Bignold (University of Adelaide) as he outlines Goethe’s scientific works in comparison with other biologists of his era, with a view to whether or not the poet might allowed “forerunner of Darwin” among his laurels.

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Sir Hubert Wilkins- Republication of Undiscovered Australia

Special event
Bookings are essential

Monday 4 July 2016, 6:30pm for 7pm start. Finishes 9pm.

Launch of The Friends of the State Library's proposed republication of Undiscovered Australia (1928).  Guest speakers: Professor Corey Bradshaw, Adelaide University; Dr Stephen Carthew; Mark Pharaoh, Mawson Centre; Mark Gilbert, Friends of the State Library of South Australia.

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Once Upon a Time: Stories of South Australian Childhood

Temporary exhibition

Friday 1 July - Friday 5 August 2016, Monday - Friday 10 am-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm. Closed Saturday

Augmented with the Bishop's family toys from Mill Cottage Museum's own collection, History SA's travelling exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of children living in South Australia over successive generations, in both the happy and more challenging times. 

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