Who We Are

The History Council of South Australia Inc (HCSA) speaks on behalf of all history and heritage issues not only South Australian or Australian history, although that is the main interest of many member organisations.

HCSA has a key advocacy role and is able to represent and support its members by advocating to government and government agencies and through the media. We celebrate and raise the profile of history by publishing articles and letters, hosting forums and lectures and presenting Historian of the Year Awards. Distinguished speakers are invited to present the HCSA’s Annual Lecture. In recent years this has been held in a regional centre as well as in Adelaide. The Awards honour the achievements of several South Australian historians annually. We also administer the Wakefield Press Essay Prize and the HCSA Fellowship (which began in 2020).

We share information and support the events and news of our member organisations by publicising them on our website, in newsletters and via social media.

HCSA is associated with a wide range of organisations and networks through its members, particularly Committee members who are closely linked to key organisations, as well as via the events it organises or participates in. These history events include History SA's 'About time' month and the State History Conference, talks, walks and shows co-presented with libraries, universities and history groups, and sending a delegate to the annual meeting of state History Councils at the Australian Historical Association's conference.