Newsletter 26 May 2023


History Trust Future Fund Appeal
The History Trust announced the commencement of its 2023 Future Fund Appeal on Monday 15 May 2023. The Future Fund will support a number of History Trust Projects, including:

  • Greater access to South Australia's history through new online education resources for students and teachers for all metropolitan, regional, and remote schools
  • Renewing permanent exhibitions at History Trust museums
  • Growing and preserving the State History Collection

You can read more on the Future Fund and donate here.

Matthew Flinders: the man behind the map
This website by Associate Professor Gillian Dooley brings together publications on Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N.
You can take a look at it here.

Marion Historical Society has closed
Most of the functions of the Marion historical society are now undertaken by the Marion Heritage Research Centre (MHRC).

Labour History Society SA
The society has published their Autumn 2023 edition of Labour History News.
You can read it here (pdf).

Petition: Save the Historic and Heritage-Listed Thebarton Police Barracks
The State Government of South Australia has announced its intention to build a new Women's and Children's Hospital upon a site belonging to the Heritage-listed Thebarton Mounted Police Barracks - a complex of Historic buildings located alongside the Old Adelaide Gaol.
View and sign the petition here.
Read about the project on InDaily here

Lectures, exhibitions, and events

Wilson History Oration 2023
Eminent environmental historian Dr. Margaret Cook will explore the ways history can engage with the public, the media, other professions, and policy. Join us as we consider these themes during one of our greatest crises in history: the climate emergency. Online and free, 8 June 2023, 5.30 - 7pm.
Further information and registration here.

2023 Musicological Society of Australia Conference: Open Borders: The Future of Music Research
Being held 29 November to 2 December 2023, Adelaide.
Further information available here.

Great Australian Stuff
Presented by Tony Armstrong, this new series reveals the surprising, strange, and sometimes dark history of Australia's most iconic stuff.
Watch the series on ABC iview here

History Festival Poster (002)

The RSL: A Time to celebrate
A statewide South Australian oral history program and exhibition interviewing and documenting the lives and stories of veterans, their partners, and war widows to preserve and celebrate their sacrifices and contributions whilst protecting and serving their country.

The program is in its third year of documentation of oral histories. You can listen to them on Podbean here.

The photographic exhibition is on from May 9 to June 18, in the State Library's Institute Room, Institute Building, North Terrace. Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm. Weekends 12 - 5pm. Free Entry.

Friends of Lutheran Archives Events
The friends of Lutheran Archives have events coming up in the next few months, including:

Missionary Christian Gottlob Teichelmann: a life of patient endurance with speaker Christine Lockwood on 29 June.

Further information on the Lutheran Church of Australia website

Back to Sturt Street School
An exhibition to celebrate the 140th year of Sturt Street School is opening in May

Back to Sturt Street School An Exhibition to celebrate the 140th year of Sturt Street Community School. A school so beloved by its community that they helped reopen it in 2004, after the State Government closed it in 1996. Minor Works Building Community Centre, 22 Stamford Court Adelaide, 5000. Exhibition open May 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31. 9.30am - 5pm. Enquiries Kathleen Patitsas P: 0448 893 591 E: kathleen@athleenpatitsas.com or The Greek Orthodox community P: 8231 4307 E: gocsa@gocsa.org.au
Back to Sturt Street School Presented by POLIS, the local community history group Exhibition Launch Friday 5th of May 5.30-8pm At the Miner works building Community Cenre. 22 Stamford Street, Adelaide, 5000. A welcome celebration and evening of story telling for old scholars, former staff, and students. Friday 26th of May, 5.30pm - 8pm Refreshments provided for both Enquiries Kathleen Patitsas P: 0448 893 591 E: kathleen@athleenpatitsas.com or The Greek Orthodox community P: 8231 4307 E: gocsa@gocsa.org.au

The Pioneer's Association of South Australia
The association has released their calendar of events for 2023.

Book an event by emailing your details to [email protected]. Please include the event code i.e. (E23-02)

For further information, including payment details, view the events page on their website here.

View the full events calendar here (pdf).

Ahlan wa Sahlan (welcome): Hospitality in Arabic Culture
This new exhibition at the Migration Museum features the inviting and vibrant traditions of Arabic speaking cultures. 4 February - 31 July 2023.
Further information on the Migration Museum website.

Book releases

The Pirate Bushrangers by Allen Tiller
A true story of murder, robbery, and bloodshed across three Australian States. Patrick O’Connor and Henry Bradley were convicts sent to Port Arthur in Tasmania. Both were noted for increasingly bad behaviour and sent to the notorious penal colony on Norfolk Island to be broken. After serving their time in the infamous Norfolk penal colony, they were transported back to Tasmania within weeks of each other. They met again as 'ticket of leave' men and began a murderous rampage in northern Tasmania as bushrangers. They stole a ship at Circular Head van Diemen’s Land becoming pirates, sailed to Cape Schanck, and returned to bushranging in Victoria, where they were eventually caught and hanged.
This is the story of the pirate bushrangers who for 40 days were two of the most brutal, bloodthirsty villains in southern Australia’s history
Further information and purchase through Amazon

Haunted Salisbury: South Australia by Allen Tiller
The culmination of many years of research into the haunted history of Salisbury, South Australia by award-winning paranormal historian, Allen Tiller. In this book, Allen Tiller investigates the origins of historic local hauntings and crimes, Salisbury’s founding, and the people who shaped the City of Salisbury, some of whom, are now alleged to haunt the places they lived and worked.

Allen Tiller is a university-educated, award-winning paranormal historian from Gawler, South Australia. He was a member of the cast of the television show Haunting: Australia, and the best-selling author of The Haunts of Adelaide: Revised Edition, and Haunted Adelaide, the first book in this series about hauntings, history and crimes in Australia.


Secrets of Dulwich, by Polly Dundon
The first print run of Secrets of Dulwich, which had sold out, is now back for sale with another 60 copies available.
Because of the support and encouragement of book 1, Polly has now started on 'Secrets of Dulwich, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, and beyond.' which will be available late 2023.
For further information contact the author at [email protected] or 0432 633 994.

Calls for papers

2023 Australasian Drama Studies Conference: Archives, Artists, and Absences
Being held 27 November to 1 December 2023, Adelaide.
Further information here.

AAHANZBS Conference: Learning from the past
Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) 14th Annual Conference, 30 November – 1 December 2023. The conference is seeking submissions addressing the theme 'Learning from the past'. Abstracts due 7 July 2023.
Further information about the conference through the University of Sydney
Further information about the call for papers here (pdf)

Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM) Conference 2023: Second Opinions
To be held in Adelaide, 12-15 July 2023. Abstracts on any topic related to the history of health and medicine in any period or region are encouraged.
Further information available on the conference website here.

Journal of Australasian Mining History CFP
Submissions due 1 July 2023
Further information available here.


Editorship of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
The Royal Australian Historical Society is looking for a new editor for its biannual journal, the Journal of the royal Australian Historical Society. The appointment will be made before the end of this year by the RAHS Council. The new editor will receive a handover from the current editor Christine Yeats and the History House Team before starting in February 2024 to help prepare the June 2024 issue. The editor is supported by an Editorial Board, Publications Committee and the History House Team. Applications due 31 August 2023.
For further information please contact [email protected]

ANU Australian Studies Institute Visiting Fellowships Program 2023-24
The Visiting Fellowships Program brings early and mid-career researchers to the ANU campus to conduct and share research that promotes the study of Australia or transnational and comparative research involving Australia. Applications close 4 June 2023.
Further information on the ANU website

Federation of Australian Historical Societies Awards
The FAHS has two annual awards that are currently open for nominations: the Fellowship Award and the Merit Award. Nominations for both close 31 July 2023.
Further information on the FAHS website

Bernadette Bean South Australian Records Management Service Excellence Award
Looking to celebrate current, new, and past outstanding SA practitioners, teams, students, researchers, historians, volunteers, and others in the areas of records management, archives management, and history, cultural heritage, museum or library collections management. Nominations are now open until 8 July 2023.
Further information on the award website.

Friends of Lutheran Archives Annual Research Fellowship
Open to emerging or established researchers, resident in Australia or abroad, and engaged in small or large research projects on any topic utilizing the resources of the Lutheran Archives. Applications due 9 August 2023.
Further information and application form through the Lutheran Church of Australia website

Lizzie Russel Oral History Grant Scheme
For financial members of Oral History Australia SA/NT, this grant aims to foster small oral history initiatives in South Australia or the Northern Territory. Applications close June 30.
Further information on the Oral History Australia SA/NT website

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