Newsletter 16 December 2022
HCSA 20th Anniversary Book
Submissions to the HCSA 20th Anniversary Book have closed, however, we are still open to any late ideas that could be included. If you are a financial member that missed the original call, or have an idea for a short piece on a unique aspect of SA history that is under 600 words, please email: [email protected]
HCSA AGM 2022
A successful AGM was held on Wednesday 2 November at the Historian Hotel, Adelaide. There were around 30 attendees, a new General Committee was organised, and most of the Executive Committee members stayed on for another term. President Gillian Dooley gave an annual report which you can read here.
Stephen V. Graham also gave a fantastic presentation on his Wakefield Press Essay Prize winning paper, titled 'Open Doors: The Art of Charity in the Promised Land'. Many thanks to everyone involved, and here's to a productive year ahead!
Have your say: University Merger
Discussions are proceeding once again about merging the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. The State Government is seeking views from the public via a short survey.
Complete the survey here.
Friends of South Australia's Archives
The December newsletter is now available, including an overview of the recent AGM, information on access to Section 42 Packets created under the Real Property Act, and more.
Read the newsletter here.
Flinders University Cultural Heritage and the Law Summer School 13-17 February 2023
In 2023 the topic 'Cultural Heritage and the Law' (ARCH8017) is being offered as an intensive summer school. The topic is available to enrolled Flinders University students as well as individuals who wish to take it as a short course (fees apply).
For further information please see the flyer here.
The History Trust of South Australia has a new education website
Featuring resources to engage students and support educators in teaching and learning South Australian history.
Check the website out here
Law Reform and the Death of Dr. Duncan
Fifty years ago, the murder of Dr. Ian Duncan - a gay law professor who moved to Adelaide in March 1972 - sparked public outrage and major law reform.
Read this guest post on the Wakefield Press website
How the Overland Telegraph changed Journalism in South Australia
The ability to receive almost instantaneous news from the other side of the globe and print it in the morning paper changed journalism.
Read the story on the State Library of South Australia website.
Burnside Historical Society
At the General meeting on the 20th of February historian Skye Krichauff will be speaking on early relations between the Tarndanya people of the Adelaide Plains and European colonists, 1836-1840.
View the flyer for further information.
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
HCSA Membership Renewal
We at the History Council of South Australia would like to thank you for your support during the last year. You can renew your membership for the 2022-2023 financial year on our website here.
Lectures, exhibitions, and events
Crazy Bastard: A Memoir of Forced Adoption by Abraham Maddison
Derek Pedley abandons his 30-year journalism career on the brink of a breakdown, haunted by addiction, compulsion and obsession, and carrying the heavy baggage of a boy who found his adoption papers at 15.
When an anguished letter his mother wrote almost half a century earlier arrives five years after her death, it raises more questions than it answers. The man who was born Abraham Maddison embarks on a quest to find the truth, uncovering a story of heartbreak and lies that echoes the pain of tens of thousands of mothers and children, robbed of each other by Australia’s Forced Adoption era. Release: March 2023.
Further information in the media release
New Perspectives on the Greek War of Independence: Myths, Realities, Legacies, and Reflections, edited by Yianni Cartledge and Andrekos Varnava
Presents new research on the Greek War of Independence, connects the war to wider European and Asian history, and considers the importance of the Greek War of Independence for the present moment.
Further information and purchase through Springer
Dreamers and Schemers: A Political History of Australia by Frank Buongiorno
In this work, renowned historian Frank Buongiorno presents a social and cultural history of Australia's political life, from pre-settlement Indigenous systems to the present day.
Further information and ordering through Black Inc Books
Secrets of Dulwich and its nearby surroundings, by Polly Dundon
"Secrets of Dulwich" , a self published Coffee Table Book by Polly Dundon, has proved such a success that now she is " crossing over " to write past and oral history of neighbouring suburbs of Rose Park and Toorak Gardens.
Information is emerging so quickly that it is proving a great advance for researching and writing Book 2. People are buying for personal enjoyment and also as gifts for family members
Price is $40 and orders can be made by emailing "[email protected]" or calling 0432 633 994
Calls for papers
Journal Seeks Contributors on Oral Histories
The Editor of Agora is seeking contributions from historians for an upcoming issue on the theme 'Oral Histories'. Agora is the professional reading journal of the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria, so submissions need to target themes studied as part of the Victorian History Curriculum at any year level. As an indication, articles may outline:
• a case study of how oral accounts have informed knowledge about a particular history (Victorian Curriculum)
• the challenges of using oral history as a source
• the way digital technologies have changed the potential scope of oral histories
* how to construct a really strong oral history project
• interviewing techniques to make the most of an oral history opportunity
• a guide to oral history resources
• a review describing current thinking on a particular oral history or on the practice of oral history.
Submissions of up to 2000 words, plus references, are due by March 2023. Email a brief proposal to [email protected], and see the HTAV website here for contributor guidelines. By writing for History teachers you’ll be helping them to inspire their students to continue their History studies, and in some cases to become future historians themselves.
Forced Migration: Exiles and Refugees in the UK and British Empire, 1810s - 1940s
This volume focuses on the movement and settlement of political exiles and refugees from various parts of the world (including from the British Empire) in the UK and the wider British Empire from the 1810s to the 1940s, before the establishment of the United Nations Refugee Convention in 1951. Abstracts due 13 February 2023.
Further information on H-net
Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia (JHSSA) 2023
Submissions for the 2023 edition should be forwarded to the editor, Dr Carolyn Collins, at [email protected] by 1 March 2023.
The JHSSA publishes original articles on South Australia’s history, as well as book reviews.
Friends of South Australia's Archives Jack Cross Fellowships
Awarded annually to small history projects or to support students of South Australian history, who are pursuing a dedicated program of historical research in archives and history, with a focus in the use of South Australian archival resources. Applications due 31 March 2023
Further information here.
Biennial Australian Maritime History Awards
Sponsored jointly by the Australian Association for Maritime History and the Australian National Maritime Museum, there are two awards being offered:
The 2023 Frank Boeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize
To be awarded for a non-fiction book treating any aspect of maritime history relating to or affecting Australia, written or co-authored by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and published between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2022.
Download the nomination form here.
The 2023 Australian Community Maritime History Prize
To be awarded to a regional or local museum or historical society for a publication (book, booklet, educational resource kit, DVD, film or other print or digital media, including websites, databases and oral histories) relating to an aspect of maritime history of that region or community, and published between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2022.
Download the nomination form here.
Nominations for both close 30 March 2023