Newsletter 27 October 2022
HCSA Fellowship 2023: Applications now open
The HCSA Fellowship provides support for all Australians researching and writing in an area of South Australian history. The HCSA Fellowship was launched on 21 August 2020 in association with the State Library of South Australia and through the generous support of donors, including the Marsden Szwarcbord Foundation. Applications close 30 November.
Submissions may be made by email to [email protected]
The HCSA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 November 2022, 6.00 pm at Historian Hotel, Coromandel Place, Adelaide, for a 6.30 start.
The night will include a talk to be given by Wakefield Press Essay Prize winner Stephen V Graham on his paper ‘Open Doors: The Art of Charity in the Promised Land’.
All are welcome.
Stuff The British Stole
Premiering Thursday 1 November at 8:00pm on ABC TV and ABC iview, this show unravels the memories behind six iconic and priceless objects taken by the British Empire - and meets those who want them back.
You can watch the trailer on Youtube here.
Labour History Society SA: Francis Walter Lundie - In Support of the Worker
The SA LHS General Meeting will take place at 2pm, 6 November 2022, at the Box Factory, Regent Street South. Phillip John Armanas will be presenting findings from his study of Francis Walter Lundie's life. His presentation will particularly focus on Lundie's involvement with the South Australian Labor Party, the AWU, and other associated unions.
Further information on Facebook
View the event flyer here (pdf).
Historic self-guided Magill Walk and Historic Magill Wesleyan Cemetery Guide
Burnside Historical Society recently completed two brochures for self-guided walks in the Magill area. Pdf versions of these brochures are available below:
Historic Self-guided Magill Walk
Historic Magill Wesleyan Cemetery Guide
Agora: Contested Histories
The latest edition of the History Teachers' Association of Victoria's Agora is now available. Articles discuss how to conduct classroom discussions of contested histories that are inclusive rather than adversarial, how a school decolonised its library, how the 'White Australia' policy was contested in public debate at the time, and many other topics.
Further information and purchase here.
SA Medical Heritage Society Meeting
Featuring Dr. Jacqueline Jepson speaking about her father, the late Professor RP Jepson. 27 October 2022, 6pm, Royal Society Rooms, Adelaide.
Further information available here (pdf flyer)
Planning System Implementation Review Update
On Monday 17 October 2022, the Planning System Implementation Review's Expert Panel released three discussion papers, and registrations opened for a series of engagement workshops. The workshops and papers are available on the website here.
The panel remains open to receiving general submissions on issues pertaining to the review. Submissions close on Friday 16 December 2022. Submissions can be sent the following ways:
- Via email: [email protected]
- Via post: Attention: Expert Panel, GPO Box 1815, Adelaide SA 5001
- Via phone: 08 7133 3222
History Trust SA interim relocation
As of 7 October, the History Trust of South Australia has concluded its last business day at the Torrens Parade Ground.
Effective Monday 17 October, the interim headquarters for the History Trust will be at Level 12, 77 Grenfell Street while they explore options for longer-term headquarters.
Draft Information Governance Guideline and Self-assessment Tool
State Records SA is updating their Information Management policies for South Australian government agencies. In 2019 the Information Management Strategy 2019-2022 and the Information Management Standard were published, and since that time several new supporting standards have been developed.
They are seeking feedback about their draft:
Information Governance Guideline (pdf)
Self assessment tool (download)
Comments can be provided to [email protected]
Public consultation will close on COB Monday 5 December 2022.
Friends of South Australia's Archives September Newsletter and AGM
The FSAA has released their latest newsletter, which is available here.
The AGM will be held 9 November 2022, 6pm, at the Box Factory Community Centre.
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
IFLA Survey: Value of Heritage and Special Collections
The Rare Book and Special Collections Section of the International Federation of Library Associations has launched a short and anonymous survey to investigate what standards, norms, practices, laws, and research exist around the world to measure the different values of heritage and Special Collections. This is with a view to draft and publish a report that can be a guide to cultural heritage institutions.
Get further information and complete the survey here.
Kernewek Lowender Cornish Festival 2023: Dressing the Graves
"Dressing the Graves" ceremonies will be held during the Festival to remember and honour the lives of ancestors buried in Moonta, Wallaroo, Kadina, and also Greens Plains West Coast Cemeteries.
The Dressing the Graves Committee is looking for nominations from people who have ancestors buried in these cemeteries who would like to remember and honour their lives at these ceremonies next year. The closing date for nominations is 31 October 2022. Information on nomination criteria and all other enquiries can be addressed to:
Coordinator of Dressing the Graves
PO Box 280
Moonta SA 5558
or via email: [email protected]
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.
Open Letter to the Premier Re: Planning Review
Professor Warren Jones AO, Convenor of the Protect our Heritage Alliance (POHA), is preparing an open letter to the Premier on the new Expert Panel's review of the Planning and Design Code.
After years of frustrating and flawed consultation on the Planning, Development, and Infrastructure Act (2016) and the Planning and Design Code, a 14,000 signature petition was presented to the Parliament in April 2020. Subsequently, a comprehensive report was handed down by the Legislative Review Committee (LRC) in November 2021. The report addressed all the issues included in the scope of the new review but is seemingly being ignored.
This open letter will be asking the Premier to instruct the panel to reference the LRC Report and its recommendations and ensure that there is formal community representation in the review process of the PDC.
Professor Warren Jones can be contacted at [email protected]
Lectures, exhibitions, and events
Live and Learn: The Mayor's Ball of 1897
Part of the new series by the State Library of South Australia. This event will feature a slideshow of collection items setting the scene for the ball, pianist and historian Ben Nicholls talking about the music, and costume historian Sandy Whitelaw talking about the clothing of the era.
15 November, 11am - 12,30pm, Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building.
Further information and bookings via the State Library website.
Online seminar series: 'Refugee objects'
Dr Moya McFadzean - Crafting Absence: how art gives voice to absent stories, and Dr Mary Tomsic - Photo Album Woven Cover: Connecting family, documenting work, and depicting displaced people in Germany after WWII. 4 November.
Further information and registration via their website
Discovering History: Immortals
Artist Clayton Tremlett and LaTrobe PhD scholar Livia Kennedy discuss the impact of visual culture on masculine and ANZAC identity. 10 November, 5.30pm - 6.30pm AEDT
Further information and registration via Eventbrite
Seminar Series: Labour History - Looking Ahead After Sixty Years
The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History has made their recent seminar series available online.
View the seminars on their website here.
Historical Society of South Australia
November's guest speaker is Beth Robertson on The Dark Inheritance of Edward Stirling - descendant of slavery, colonial settler, and father of Sir Edward Charles Stirling. Friday 4 November, 7.30-9pm at Burnside City Uniting Church, Tusmore. Visitors are welcome, non-members $5. The HSSA Journal will be issued to members after the meeting. As this is the last of the lectures for 2022, we look forward to a rest as we prepare the programme for 2023.
Heroes of the Skies: The Great Air Race
The State Library of South Australia is presenting a new series of stories that delve into the history of South Australia. This first story celebrates the anniversary of 14 October, when the crew first took off in the Great Air Race of 1919.
View it online here.
Flinders History Research Seminars: Semester 2
Seminars are now back on in room 115 and online.
The next seminar for this semester is Dr Chris Holdridge (North-West University)
‘Western Australian convicts and global genealogies of immigration control, 1850–1870’. 28 October.
View the seminar schedule here (pdf).
Microsoft Teams link
Whispering Wire: Tracing the Overland Telegraph Line through the Heart of Australia by Rosamund Burton
23 October 2022 marks the 150-year anniversary of the historic operation of Australia's first international telegraph service, the Overland Telegraph Line. This book interweaves history and travel adventures as the author traces the 3200km Overland Telegraph Line from Adelaide to Darwin.
Further information here (media release)
Secrets of Dulwich and its nearby surroundings, by Polly Dundon
The product of a two-year research process, this book offers readers a detailed and captivating look into the depths of the suburb's rich history.
Get your copy for $40 via email at [email protected] or calling 0435 246 448
Calls for papers
HERITAGES: Past and Present - Built and Social
What we mean by heritage today is an open and diverse question. This conference seeks papers on heritage from various standpoints: art and architecture historians concerned with preservation; architects and urban planners engaged with placemaking; cultural theorists and social historians documenting objects, places, people and events. Abstracts due 25 November 2022. Prague, Czech Republic. Live presentations via Zoom welcome.
Further information on the conference website.
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.
XX ISA Conference 2023
The conference to be held in Melbourne, June 2023, will include a panel titled Learning from the Past: Historical Approaches to Labour Strategy and Their Contemporary Applications.
Further information on the panel and submitting an abstract here.
View more panels on the history of sociology at this conference 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
Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia: Editor needed for 2023
There is an active Journal committee. The Editor receives a fee from the Historical Society of South Australia.
For further information, contact through their website