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Anzac Bites

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Sunday 23 April 2017, 1-4pm

We honour our ANZACS and acknowledge local involvement through diverse displays. Be involved in our Anzac biscuit bake-off, details on website 

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Launch of the Prospect Air Raid Shelter Gardens

Special event

Sunday 23 April 2017, 2pm

You are warmly invited to the launch of the re-vamped Prospect Air Raid Shelter Gardens by the Mayor of Prospect Mr David O’Loughlin

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Myponga History and Art Display

Exhibition

Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 April 2017, 10am-4pm

A display of the history of Myponga, Myponga Beach, Wattle Flat and Hindmarsh Tiers as well as a display of local artists. 

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Easter Sunday at The Village Loxton

Special event

Easter Sunday 16 April, 11am to 3pm

Spend easter Sunday at family and community day at the Village Loxton.

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Introduction to Oral History Workshop

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Monday 10 April 2017; 10 am - 3.30 pm

Learn how to plan and record excellent, professional interviews! Workshops introduce participants to the practice and methods of doing an oral history interview, and provide equipment training on digital recorders.

The workshop is suitable for:

.  Members of community groups and history groups

.  Local and community historians

.  Professional historians

.  Writers

.  Students

.  Genealogists

.   Anyone wanting to record an interview, and who would like to do it properly.

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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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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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Ayers House After Dark

Guided Tour

Fridays 7 April, 12 & 26 May, 2 & 30 June 2017 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Step back in time to 1876. Join Butler (Mr Wilkins), Housekeeper (Mrs Galvin) and Cook (Mrs Jenkins) on this special visit to Ayers House. The Master and Lady are out for the evening and staff are ready to show you through the house as they prepare for an upcoming State Dinner. Tours are conducted by candlelight.

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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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