Past Events

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Second Annual Olive Oil Day

Special event

Sunday 6 November 2016, 12noon - 5pm

Join us for a picnic and market day at Beaumont House to celebrate the establishment of the Olive Oil industry in South Australia. Built in 1849, Beaumont House was home of the first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide, Bishop Augustus Short, and later Sir Samuel Davenport, politician, horticulturist and founder of the olive oil industry in SA.

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Unley Libraries Festival

Special event

Friday 4- Saturday 5 November 2016

Unley Libraries are celebrating their 50th birthday this year and they’re celebrating in style.  The Unley Libraries Festival will include a vintage fair, demonstrations, workshops, storytelling, exhibitions, live music, a book launch, family movie and an abundance of family entertainment.

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Blue Jeans and Jungle Greens

Temporary exhibition

1-30 November 2016, Tuesday - Friday 1-4pm

Blue Jeans Jungle Greens examines both the conflict in Vietnam and the anti-war campaign on the home front, as well as other social movements of the time. This display draws on the stories – and the photo albums – of South Australians, and reminds us of the power of the past in people’s lives. 

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Crafers Primary School 150th Anniversary

Special event

Saturday 29 October 2016

Celebrate Crafers Primary School's 150th anniversary at their School Fete.  Rides, games, delicious food and wine and live music.

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Making History: The Peterborough Project

Special event
Bookings are essential

Friday 28 - Saturday 29 October 2016, (+ optional activities on Sunday 30 October)

Join us in Peterborough for an exciting weekend working alongside the local community in one and a half days of participatory workshops and activities. Our theme for the event will be local history, and together we will explore innovative ways to share and interpret these stories.

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Advanced Oral History Workshop: create audio and visual presentations

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Thursday 27 October 2016, 10am-4pm

Create audio and visual presentations with yoru oral history recordings

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Bravest of the Brave

Travelling exhibition

Monday 24 October and Wednesday 30 November 2016

Hosted by Peterborough History Rooms at Peterborough Town Hall, History SA/Veterans SA's travelling exhibition Bravest of the Brave tells the story of eight South Australian men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their heroic deeds during the First World War (1914-1918).  

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The State of that Bed: Display and Interpretation of Textiles in the English Country House

Special event

Monday 24 October 2016, 4-6pm

Principal Textile Conservator at Artlab Australia Kristin Phillips will talk about the textiles she saw in English country houses with particular emphasis on the State Bed, whilst attending the Attingham Summer School in England last year funded by a Copland Scholarship.

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Government House Open Day

Special event

Sunday 23 October 2016, 10am - 4pm

House and gardens open to public as part of Open State, ten days of collaboration, innovation, ideas and enterprise 28-27 October 2016

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Ripples of Reflection: ARSL-SA Centenary Art Exhibition

Temporary exhibition

Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 October 2016, 10am-5pm (till 8pm on Monday 24 and Friday 28 October)

Visit RSL-SA/NT’s inaugural Art Exhibition in its Centenary year exhibited in the Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, from October 22 – 30 during Veterans Health Week. “Ripples of Reflection” is an emotional and provocative journey of discovery of oneself through the eyes of emerging and professional artists that have an ADF connection.

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