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HSSA Grants 2016

HSSA's Grants Scheme for 2016 has closed and all applicants have been advised
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Kapunda Tour Group 2015

In 2014 the Historical Society of South Australia (HSSA) celebrated 40 years of discovering and promoting South Australian history. Over the decades, public awareness of our history and heritage has grown considerably. Major events, such as the State’s 150th in 1986, have contributed to this renewed interest. The marking of the centenary of the Anzac campaign (and World War I in general) has generated a new wave of interest and engaging many younger Australians who may not otherwise have any real interest in our past.

The HSSA’s 41st program of lecture meetings and other events has now concluded. Each year the Society presents 10 lectures which are free and everyone is welcome to attend. We strive, I think successfully, to present a varied range of topics delivered by speakers who are authorities in their particular fields of research. The program for 2016 will be posted here in the new year and I look forward to seeing both long-time supporters and new members at all of our events.

Andrew Buxton, President

The photograph shows members and friends at Anlaby Station homestead during our visit in September 2015

We invite you to join the Historical Society of South Australia

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Please complete this form and send it with your payment to:
The Treasurer, Historical Society of SA Inc
PO Box 519, Kent Town SA 5071
  Our next speaker

Friday 5 August

Denise Schumann
An unlikely Alliance: Women’s suffrage and Wesleyanism in South Australia

Program 2016

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Each month from February to November the Society meets to hear intriguing stories and colourful accounts of our state’s lively past. Meetings are held in the Burnside Community Centre, cnr Portrush and Greenhill Roads, Tusmore. Visitors are always welcome.

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