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Search by keyword, date, event type and/or by region to find out about history events being held across South Australia. To list an event on the calendar please complete the events form below and email to us at the History Trust.

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What's on

Barbara Rowney: A Passion for Textiles

Temporary exhibition
Bookings are required for groups

Friday 21 July 2017 - September 2018, Tuesdays 10am-2pm

A chance to see some of the exquisite objects in long-time guild member Barbara Rowney’s collection which range from small textile fragments to complete costumes. 

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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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South Australians in France

Special event

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 February, 2018

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.

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How To Do An Oral History Interview

Workshop
Bookings are essential

6 November, 2017, 10 am - 3.30 pm

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.

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Fundraising Garden Party for the Mary Mackillop Museum Redevelopment Project

Special event
Bookings are essential

Sunday 29 October 2017, 2-5pm

Enjoy entertainment and fund raising activities throughout the afternoon in St Joseph's Convent Gardens. Afternoon tea will be served.

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150th Anniversary of the Visit of His Royal Highness Prince Alfred

Special event
Bookings are essential

Sunday 12 November 2017, 11.30 am - 2.30 pm

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.

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Fidler & Webb Exhibition

Exhibition

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.

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