Newsletter 22 July 2022
Vale Sue Lear
It is with deep sadness and shock that we share with you the loss of Sue Myfanwy Lear.
Sue passed away unexpectedly on Friday 15th July 2022.
Sue became a member of Genealogy SA in 2014, and President in 2019 - it is in this role that she grew the Society to be one of the largest family history societies in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sue will be remembered by the Society for her vibrant and enterprising energy, drive, good humour, and her absolute love for family history.
Our thoughts are with Sue’s family whom she adored.
(From Genealogy SA)
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.
Historical Society of South Australia
The next meeting of the HSSA will be held 5 August, 7.30pm at Burnside city Uniting Church, Tusmore.
Featuring speaker Professor Philip Payton on 'Vice Regal Wives and Gubernatorial Reputations'.
Further information on the HSSA website
Uluru Statement from the Heart Campaign Update
Pat Anderson, President of the First Nations Voice campaign, shared an outline for a campaign at a zoom meeting arranged by the Search Foundation
View the outline here.
SA Medical Heritage Society General Meeting
Featuring Speaker Professor Steve Milanese on 'The history of Manual Therapy and Adelaide's unique role'. 28 July, 6pm, at the Royal Society Rooms, Morgan Thomas Lane, off Kintore Avenue, Adelaide. Members and guests welcome.
Replies to Joy Copeland at [email protected]
Close to the Bone
Written and directed by Malcolm McKinnon and Jared Thomas for ABC TV and for the South Australian Museum, Close to the Bone is a film exploring the legacies of violence from South Australia's pastoral frontier. It is going to air on 24 July, 7.30pm on ABC channel 24, and then again on Compass, screening screening at 6.30pm on the 31st July, which is on ABC2.
The latest issue of Agora is now available. On the theme of Modern History, articles examine topics including, but not limited to:
- Ukrainian sovereignty during the Russian revolution
- the rise and spread of fascism as far as Australia
- myths about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
- British intelligence documents during the Cuban Missile Crisis
- the secrecy involved in nuclear weapons testing in Australia
- The Australian Women’s Weekly as a source revealing how Australian women engaged in Cold War politics
- the changing nature of work
- how to teach the Holocaust in an age-appropriate, safe and meaningful manner
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]
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.
Hindmarsh Redevelopment & the Community Strategy Plan in the 1980s
As part of the History Festival 2022, the Hindmarsh Residents Association Community Archive Group produced a display on redevelopment of Hindmarsh in the 1980s. The display is now available as a PDF.
View it here.
Lectures, exhibitions, and events
Flinders History Research Seminars: Semester 2
Held Fridays, 11.15am - 12.30pm in Room 115, Social Sciences South (Bedford Park) and via Microsoft Teams.
The first seminar for this semester is Professor Rachel Ankeny (University of Adelaide): 'From local biology to global sequencing and back again: how native organisms create bridges in contemporary Australian biosciences' on 29 July.
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.
Discovery event with Jade Ryles: how World War II altered the relationship between Australian children and their families
28 July 2022, 1pm, Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, level 3, Barr Smith Library. $10 per person, students free.
Bookings by 27 July.
Further information and booking info via the Adelaide Uni website
Cypriot Migration to Australia and the Story of the Corsica 1951-52
A lecture by Professor Andrekos Varnava, professor of British Imperial and Colonial History, Flinders University. Sunday 21 August, 2pm, Cyprus Community Hall, 6-8 Barrpowell Street Welland. Free entry.
Talking History Online: Jennifer Cockburn in conversation with Simon Royal on Writing for his Life, her biography of Stewart Cockburn
26 July 2022, 6.30pm.
Further information and registration via Eventbrite
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
Beacons by the Sea: South Australian Lighthouse Logbooks
The National Archives of Australia has recently digitised logbooks from four South Australian lighthouses. This talk will teach you how to access these records as well as talk about some of the stories they reveal about their workers and keepers. 26 July 2022, 12pm - 1pm. Hetzel Lecture theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia.
Further information and registration via Eventbrite.
Author Talk: Vice-Regal Wives and Gubernatorial Reputations
The HSSA August meeting will feature a presentation by Phil Payton on his book Vice-Regal: A history of the Governors of South Australia. 5 August, 7.30 - 8.30pm, Burnside City Uniting Church. Entry by gold coin donation at the door.
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
Overland Telegraph Sesquicentennial Symposium and lecture
The symposium will feature a round of speakers presenting newly researched information about the Overland Telegraph Line. 21 July 9.30am - 1pm. Allan Scott Auditorium, University of South Australia, City West Campus.
Further information and registration via Eventbrite
Flyer available here (pdf).
The OT-150 website is publishing a host of information in original short articles called "telegrams" to longer papers called "monographs". There are also resources for researchers such as reproductions of documents and lists of diaries and workers. These are all available on their website's library.
Visit the OT-150 website
And the Clock Struck Thirteen, by Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien and Mary-Anne Gale
The story of Kaurna man Uncle Lewis O'Brien and his family. An esteemed Aboriginal elder, Lewis O'Brien worked as a fitter and machinist for thirty years, before joining the SA education department as an Aboriginal education liaison officer in 1977.
Further information and purchasing through the Wakefield Press website
New perspectives on the Greek War of Independence: Myths, Realities, Legacies, and Reflections, by Yianni Cartledge and Andrekos Varnava
This book marks the 200-year anniversary of uprisings in the Ottoman Balkans between February and March 1821, which became known in the west as the beginnings of the Greek war of Independence (1821-1832), and led to the formation of the modern Greek state.
Further information and preordering through Amazon
August in Kabul, Andrew Quilty
Told through the eyes of witnesses to the fall of Kabul in August 2021, authored by one of few Western journalists who stayed in Kabul as the city fell.
Further information and preorder through Melbourne University Press
Dr. John Woodforde and Six Parrot Puddings, Rob Kirk
This book looks at the first 30 years of the colony through the diary of Dr. John Woodforde, one of the first settlers in Adelaide and doctor to the survey party of Colonel William Light. The author, Rob Kirk, is a descendant of Dr. John Woodforde, and is hosting a talk and book launch. 22 July 2022, 10am, Sanders Hall, 121 Main South Road, Yankalilla.
Free event, for bookings please contact Yankalilla and District Historical Society via [email protected] or 0417 856 963.
Further information here (flyer)
Calls for papers
Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) Conference 2022: Connections and relations. Abstracts due 22 July 2022.
Further information via the ANZHES website
Inaugural Hunar Conference: Art/Conflict. Submissions close 22 July 2022.
Further information via the Hunar website
David Nichol Smith (DNS) Seminar for Eighteenth-Century Studies: Marine Worlds of the Long Eighteenth Century (in-person, ACU Melbourne). Submissions close 1 August 2022.
Further information via the seminar website
Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference: Tenuous Histories and Provable Pasts: How Legal Historians Create Knowledge. Submissions close 15 August 2022.
Further information via the ANZHLS website
Australasian Mining History Conference 2022 held in Burra, South Australia September 18 - 25. Early bird registration deadline 22 July.
Further information and abstract template on the AMHA website.
Information circular no.1 available here.
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.
Casual History Convenors, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW
Casual teaching opportunities available in term 3, 2022. Two courses (ARTSS2271 Inventing Modern Australia, 1900 to Now, and ARTS2272 The European World, 1500-1800) have casual convenor vacancies. Applications due 12 August 2022.
Please contact the UNSW History convenor Dr. Zora Simic for more information: [email protected].