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Old Adelaide Treasury Tours

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Friday 17 February 2017 at 2pm, Sunday 26 February 2017 11am and 1pm.

Explore the old Adelaide Treasury, one of Adelaide’s oldest and most significant historical sites. It was here that gold from the eastern states was stored to be smelted into the Adelaide Pound. 

The tour includes the former Cabinet Room of the South Australian Government that is in its original condition, underground tunnel areas original to the building and much more!

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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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Unveiling the Guards Brake Van 8394

Special event

Saturday18 and Sunday 19 March 2017

Rides behind diesel 801 with Centenary car 376 and GB 8394 ($3 adults) and rides behind Ken the little green diesel (no charge).


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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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Bay to the Battlefield

Temporary exhibition

Saturday 25 April 2015 - Sunday 11 November 2018

From the Bay to the Battlefield, is a First World War commemoration project funded by the Australian Governments ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program. Visit sites in and around Holdfast Bay, discover large scale imagery, and read the unique stories of the men and woman who served in WW1, and once lived in Holdfast Bay.

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Summer Sundays at Beaumont House

Special event

Sundays 15 January, 19 February & 19 March 2017. 11am - 5pm.

Experience a 1920s garden party at 'Summer Sundays at Beaumont House' held in the beautifully restored and extensive gardens of Beaumont House, treat yourself to a devonshire tea on the veranda and browse our exclusive craft stalls.

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Collections MOSAiC Workshops

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2017

Come along to a Collections MOSAiC workshop in Adelaide to be held over three days in March 2017

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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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