Newsletter 29 September 2022
Call for Interest: HCSA 20 Year Anniversary Book Project
Dear HCSA members, 2023 marks 20 years of the HCSA, and you are invited to express interest in contributing to a commemorative anniversary book. Submissions will be short pieces (up to 600 words + 1 image) that showcase a unique aspect of South Australian history. If you are interested in participating, please send your name, contact details and a brief description (1-2 sentences) of what you or your organisation may wish to contribute by 30 September 2022. Please also make sure you are a current financial member of the HCSA.
Notification of papers’ acceptance will be sent out in November 2022, and first drafts will be expected by February 2023.
Additionally, we are also looking for experienced prospective editors to volunteer to join our book sub-committee. If you are interested, please send through a brief description of your editing/publishing experience, and how much time you can offer to the project.
All expressions of interest or questions can be directed to our secretary: [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’.
Please make sure you membership is up to date beforehand, you can renew here.
Please book at Eventbrite here.
Further information here (pdf)
All are welcome.
HCSA Annual Regional Lecture
Save the date for the HCSA Annual Regional Lecture, 'Vivian Bullwinkel and the Bangka Island Massacre: 80 Years On' by Prof. Melanie Oppenheimer at Kapunda on 19 October.
View the event flyer here.
Further information and registration through Eventbrite
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]
Labour History Society SA
The Labour History News Spring edition for 2022 is now available.
Read it here (pdf)
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]
Visit the Protect Our Heritage Alliance on their website
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.
The scope of the Panel’s review includes the:
- Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016;
- Planning and Design Code and related instruments, as it relates to infill policy, trees, character, heritage and car parking;
- ePlanning system, to ensure it is delivering an efficient and user-friendly process and platform; and
- PlanSA website, to check usability and ease of community access to information.
The Panel is now open to receiving general submissions on issues pertaining to the review. Submissions close Friday 16 December 2022. Submissions can be sent:
- Via email: [email protected]
- Via post: Attention: Expert Panel, GPO Box 1815, Adelaide SA 5001
- Via phone: 08 7133 3222
Lectures, exhibitions, and events
Forum: Local Heritage Advocacy, and how to do it well
With council elections looming, now is a perfect time for thinking about how we do local heritage advocacy, and how we do it well. The National Trust of South Australia is bringing together strong local advocates to discuss how we make the protection of our natural and built heritage prominent issues in our local community, and in the minds of local government candidates. They will be hosting an online forum, scheduled for October 5, 6 - 7.30pm.
Further information and registration through Eventbrite
2022 J C Bannon Oration: Volunteering for the Ages
Hosted by St. Mark's College, this year's J.C. Bannon Oration will be given by Professor Melanie Oppenheimer FASSA. Melanie Oppenheimer is a historian and researcher at the Australian National University, and member of Volunteering Australia’s National Strategy for Volunteering Council and Chair of its Research Working Group.
Further information through the event's website.
Talking History: The South Australian Frontier and its Legacies
Join Dr. Skye Krichauff, Associate Professor Rob Foster and Mandy Paul as they share the research findings on the South Australian Frontier and its Legacies Project. The project aims to map the nature and extent of conflict between Aboriginal people and settler-colonists on the South Australian frontier (from the beginnings of colonisation to 1900).
This free public lecture is part of the History Trust of South Australia's Talking History lecture series.
October 18, 2022. 6.00pm - 7.30pm. Napier building, G04 Theatre, University of Adelaide.
Further information and registration through Eventbrite
Rachel Perkins' The Australian Wars
This documentary series, available on SBS On Demand, covers the battles fought on home soil as the colonial frontier pushed forward, and First Nations peoples resisted.
On ABC Radio National's Screen Show, Rachel talked about how early European settlers openly discussed the war on Aboriginal people.
Listen to the episode on ABC here.
Historical Society of South Australia
Guest speaker: Rob Kirk - 'Dr John Woodforde ... and Six Parrot Puddings - about early Colonial Adelaide through the eyes of Dr John Woodforde, survey doctor (and later Coroner), or early hospitals, lunatic asylums, public hangings and soirees at Government House' October 7 at 7.30 - 9pm at Burnside City Uniting Church, Tusmore. Non members $5.
Art of the Willunga District's Built Heritage
The Art of the Willunga District’s Built Heritage exhibition presents original artworks of heritage buildings, historic sites and events in the Willunga District. Artists include Anton Riebe, Valerie Wright, Horace Trenerry and GF Gregory and other past and living artists.
The exhibition will be on display in the City of Onkaparinga Arts Centre from 16 September to 24 October.
Interview with author Leah Lui-Chivizhe
Author of Masked Histories: Turtle shell masks and Torres Strait Islander people, Leah Lui-Chivizhe was interviewed by ABC on how the masks themselves drew her to the story.
Listen to the interview on ABC
Ikarian Migration 1900 - 1945
A lecture by Yianni Cartledge. To be held 23 October at 2pm, Ikarian Hall, 24 Arthur street, Unley.
Hindmarsh Housing Community Action 1981-83
The Hindmarsh Residents Association Community Archive Group has made available a pdf of their exhibition panels from their East Street Picket event. The event was about residents' actions to save working class homes in Bowden and Brompton when they were endangered with ongoing demolition in the 1980s.
View the panels here
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
Seminars are now back on in room 115 and online.
The next seminar for this semester is Sandra Kearney of Flinders University on ‘The questions asked and the answers found: letters to and from the South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau in the First World War’. 14 October.
View the seminar schedule here (pdf).
Microsoft Teams link
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
Calls for papers
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.
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
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