Newsletter 18 August 2022
Save the date for the HCSA AGM, to be held at the Historian Hotel, Adelaide, on 2 November at 6pm. The AGM will include Wakefield Prize winner Stephen V Graham as guest speaker, who will be discussing his essay. More information and an Eventbrite link to come.
HCSA Annual Regional Lecture
Save the date for the HCSA Annual Regional Lecture, to be given by Prof. Melanie Oppenheimer at Kapunda on 19 October. More information and Eventbrite link to come.
Wakefield Press Essay Prize: Open Doors: the Art of Charity in the Promised Land by Stephen V. Graham
This year's Wakefield Press Essay Prize has been awarded to Stephen V. Graham of UniSA.
The award-wining essay is available for reading on the Wakefield Press Blog 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.
Planning System Implementation Review
In response to concerns raised by local communities and industry groups, the Minister for Planning, Housing and Urban Development, the Hon. Nick Champion MP, has commissioned a review of South Australia's planning system and the implementation of recent reforms made to it. Over the next six months an independent panel of experts will review key aspects of the planning system and identify opportunities to encourage a more liveable, competitive, affordable, and sustainable long-term strategy for Greater Adelaide and the regions.
Learn more about the review via its website here.
History "Opened Many Doors": The Australian Historical Association's History Graduates Survey
A report on the careers of History graduates in Australia based on a 2021 survey of 800. The report gives prominence to the voices of respondents who articulate how their study of history has enhanced their workplace capabilities.
Read the report on the AHA website here.
Labour History news
The winter 2022 edition of the Labour History Society's newsletter is now available.
View it here (pdf).
Labour History AGM
21 August, 2pm, at the Box Factory on the corner of McClaren and Regent street, Adelaide. Featuring guest speaker Dr. Paul Sendziuk on: 'When Factories Close: General Motors-Holden Workers' Memories of Place and Community'.
Further information here (pdf).
Bernadette Bean SA Records Management Award Winner
Congratulations to Jenny Scott - retired archivist, librarian, and photographer.
You can read more about Jenny and her contributions and successes on the award website.
Baptist Church Missions Collections from Yuendumu
This post on the State Library website looks at this collection which was recently donated to the State Library.
Read the post here.
Sturt Street School is turning 140
Sturt Street School has a lot of history, and Polis - the new City of Adelaide Local History Group - is interested in contacting alumni and former staff who attended the school to hear their stories.
Please contact Kathleen Patitsas / Muirhead-Kern
phone: 0448 893 591
email: [email protected]
Lectures, exhibitions, and events
Adelaide University History Department Seminar Series Semester 2 2022
Mondays 12 noon, Stretton Room and online via Zoom.
The next seminar is on 22 August: 'Coercion and Capital in the Hellenistic Mediterranean' by David Rafferty.
Schedule and Zoom link available here (pdf).
The Overland Telegraph Line Website Launch and August events
This website aims to reframe the line's significance through a more inclusive cultural narrative by highlighting the consequences of the Line's path through Aboriginal country, and the vital role of other non-Europeans in its construction and along its route. August 22, 2022, 6pm.
Further information and registration via eventbrite
History Teacher's Association of South Australia 2022 State Conference: Challenging Perspectives
Featuring workshops presented by secondary, middle, and primary years teachers, as well as industry experts on the Australian curriculum. September 2, 2022. Registrations are now open.
Tickets available through Humanitix
View the conference flyer here.
View the workshops here.
Online: Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the art of Queenship
On the 'Cult of Gloriana' which elevated the queen to the status of a virgin goddess, aided by authors, musicians, and artists. Hosted by the National Archives UK. 7 September 2022, 7:30pm BST.
Further information and registration through eventbrite
Centenary of the Mallala War Monument
The committee of the Mallala Museum cordially invite you to join with the community to celebrate the centenary of the War Monument on Sunday October 16th. A service will commence at 12.00pm and a sausage sizzle lunch will be provided afterwards by the Mallala Lion’s Club. The Museum will be open after lunch.
View the Facebook event here
Flinders History Research Seminars: Semester 2
At present the seminars are being held online only.
The next seminar for this semester is Dr Jane Carey (University of Woolongong)
‘Confronting the legacies of race in Australian women’s and feminist histories: the case
of eugenics and birth control’, 26 August.
View the seminar schedule here (pdf).
Microsoft Teams link
Exhibition: Journey to South Australia
Part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival August 2022. This exhibition is a special collection by renowned maritime artist John Ford OAM. It features ships important to the early colonisation of South Australia.
Further information and program of events on the Genealogy SA website.
The Bicentenary of George Tramountanas-North's Birth
The first Greek emigrant in South Australia, regarded as the pioneering grandfather of the Greek Orthodox community of SA. This year marks the 200th anniversary of his birth, and the Tramountanas-North Association is celebrating. Held over the weekend of 29-30 October, expressions of interest due 19 August.
Further information here (pdf flyer).
Oral History Australia Biennial Conference: 'Oral History in Troubling Times: Opportunities and Challenges'.
Registrations are now open for the 2022 OHA Biennial Conference to be held in Launceston, Tasmania, 13 - 16 October 2022.
Further information via the OHA website
Our footy, our people, our stories: 145 years of the SANFL
Featuring highlights of the SANFL History Centre such as photographs, guernseys, trophies, and video. 3 June to 16 October 2022.
Further information via the State Library website
Around the country
The Defiant Anti-conscriptionist: The curious life of E.H. Coombe by Helen Hennessy, Patricia Booth
Tells the story of Ephraim Henry Coombe, a man who, with no more than six years of formal schooling, became a journalist, newspaper editor, and member of parliament. Representing the Barossa District for a total of 14 years, he advocated for proportional voting, women's suffrage, the extension or the railway to country towns, and against the closure of Lutheran schools during the First World War. However, it was his steadfast anti-conscription stance that lead to his persecution. To be released 10 October 2022.
Read the media release here.
The Whispering Wire: Tracing the Overland Telegraph line through the Heart of Australia by Rosamund Burton
A story of history and travel which traces Rosamund Burton's journey tracing the 3200km Overland Telegraph Line from Adelaide to Darwin. As the author moves across the continent, she shares stories and histories which are sometimes brutal.
To be released 10 October 2022.
Read the media release here.
Trusted: Children, Aspirin, and a Deadly Mystery by Karen Starko
A memoir-exposé of Karen Starko's discovery of the link between aspirin and Reyes Syndrome - a devastating illness described by Dr. RDK Reye and colleagues at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, 1963. To be released 20 November 2022.
Read the media release here.
Unmaking Angas Downs, by Shannyn Palmer
A new work of history that seeks to unmake mythologies of pioneers, pastoralism, and possession in the Northern Territory. Angas Downs is a pastoral station in Central Australia, but pastoralism is only a fraction of what has happened there. Like all places it has accrued people and stories, in multiple layers, over time. Listening to Tjuki Tjukanku Pumpjack and Sandra Armstrong, two Aangu with deep and abiding connections to Angas Downs, a very different kind of place emerges from that conjured in myths and histories of pioneers and pastoralists
Further information and preordering via Melbourne University Press
South Australia 1919-1939: Essays from the PHA (SA)
This collection of essays from the Professional Historians Association (PHA) is available for sale. Contact Peter Donovan to obtain copies. Cost $45, ordinary postage $9.55.
Email Peter at [email protected]
Calls for papers
The League of Red Cross Societies in Historical Perspectives 1919-1991
For a two-day symposium to be held at the IFRC, Geneva, 15-16 June 2023. Abstracts due 9 September 2022.
Further information here (pdf).
Australasian Mining History Conference 2022 held in Burra, South Australia September 18 - 25.
Further information and abstract template on the AMHA website.
Information circular no.1 available here.
Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize, Australian Historical Studies
Awarded to the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 2022 Australian Historical Association Conference. The winner receives a two year subscription to Australian Historical Studies and a $250 book voucher for Routledge Books.
Submissions due 30 September 2022.
Further information on the AHA website
South Australian History Fund 2022
Now open for applications! Providing over $5,000 to communities, organisations, and individuals annually, the grants provide support to projects, research, or publications that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of South Australia's rich history.
Applications close 21 August 2022.
Further information on the History Trust's grants page
Apply through the SmartyGrants portal here.