Tandanya at Unley Museum

Please join us for the launch of Tandanya A special exhibition of Aboriginal artworks and artifacts from the collection of Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Thursday, 20th February 2020, 5-7 pm Unley Museum 80 Edmund Avenue, Unley

Annual General Meeting 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the Historical Society of South Australia will take place on Friday 3 April, before the General Meeting. Members will be asked to approve changes to the schedule of fees so that annual fees, effective in 2021, become: Individual: $45 Family: $55 Concession: $40

February Meeting

The next Society meeting is on Friday 7 February: Dr Michael Duke on Arabana and the Ghan: The story of an Aboriginal people and their involvement with the Old Ghan Railway from 1884 to 1983. The Old Ghan was a magnificent feat of engineering, taking the Age of Steam through an arid landscape from Adelaide … Continue reading February Meeting

New Book by Patricia Summerling

Historical Society of South Australia Council Member Patricia Summerling has a new book on Bert Edwards. Albert Augustine Edwards, usually referred to as ‘Bert’, was one of Adelaide’s most flamboyant characters. Reputedly the illegitimate son of Charles Cameron Kingston, premier of South Australia, he was born in obscurity in the slums of Adelaide’s West End … Continue reading New Book by Patricia Summerling