The History Council of South Australia proudly presents their 2016 Annual Country Lecture in association with Gladstone History Group and Rocky River Historic & Art Society of Laura. Dr Philip Butterss (Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide) author of An Unsentimental Bloke, the Life and Work of CJ Dennis, will talk about the life CJ Dennis, and the influences which his writings have had on several generations of Australians.
The garden at Beaumont House will be open to the public under the Open Gardens SA scheme. Come along and discover the lovingly restored gardens and learn about the early history of theses experimental gardens and the remnant olive grove.
Guest speaker Professor Chris Daniels, University of South Australia will take a look at the role played by trees and gardens in creating sustainable communities by using the environmental history of Adelaide as a case study.
Monday 19 September - Thursday 22 September 2016, 1-4pm
Celebrate the 150th birthday of one of Victor Harbor's oldest buildings - the former Customs and Stationmaster's house, now a museum run by the National Trust. There will be a display of heritage photos of the house as it was from 1866 onwards into the 20th century.
Saturday 17 September 2016, 10am - 9pm; Sunday 18 September 2016, 10am - 4.30pm
All aboard the Steampunk Festival, now in its third year at the National Railway Museum. A mixture of antique dress-up, fascinating displays and exhibitions, weird science, theatre, smoke machines, live music, best dressed prizes, trade stalls and plenty of photographic opportunities. Steam trains Bub (free) & Peronne ($3) running both days. Open Saturday until 9pm.