During the First World War, thousands of South Australian men and women contributed to the war effort in France and on the Western Front.
To mark the centenary of the 1918 victory and to recognise and understand the enduring connections formed between France and South Australia, Flinders University’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is organising a public event titled South Australians in France.
The South Australians In France team aims to search through metropolitan and regional South Australia for war-era artefacts. South Australians In France has created a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SAinFrance/ presenting some of the fascinating finds that have already been collected, to prompt more people to make contact and present their family heirlooms from the French battlefields.
The most significant objects will be presented at a South Australians In France public event in Adelaide on 23 and 24 February 2018, being organised by Flinders University’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. It will reflect the style of an Antiques Roadshow event, enabling French scholars and Australian experts to interact with the public to tell the stories behind their families’ World War I relics.
Be a part of this exciting project, first by ‘liking’ or ‘following’ our Facebook page. Then post a picture of your WWI object and add a brief description of its history.
The Victoriana Society of South Australia invites you to attend an event to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Alfred the Duke of Edinburgh to Adelaide. Step back in time and join us for a luncheon at the Adelaide Town Hall. Enjoy re-enactments of toasts, speeches and musical performances from the Prince's actual visit as well as a fascinating visual presentation by renowned author Stephen Measday. Members of the Victoriana Society will be dressed in period costume bringing the era to life.
Learn how to plan and record professional interviews. Workshops introduce participants to the practice and methods of doing an oral history interview and provide equipment training on digital recorders.
15 - 27 October, 2017
Weekdays 10 am - 4 pm;
Weekend 10 am - 3 pm;
Thursday 19th October 10 am - 8 pm
An exhibition displaying 150 years of the history of Fidler & Webb. Established in 1858 the store 'grew and prospered with the district'. The display also includes information on the lives of the founders Caleb Fidler and Samuel Titus Webb.
Spring is in the air, a lovely time of the year to visit our beautiful gardens. Take time to visit 13 rooms in the Museum, 4 pavilions, working blacksmith, police cell and laundry. Live music, sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea and plants for sale. Gift shop is open and stocked with unique craft. Enjoy wandering and exploring this unique historical site.