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HSSA Grants 2017

Applications for 2017 HSSA's Grants Scheme are now open.

Closing date is 27th March 2017.

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The Historical Society of South Australia (HSSA) exists for the primary purposes of promoting interest in and the study of South Australian history.

Since its foundation in 1974 the Society has stimulated public awareness of our history and heritage through engagement in public debates, by a program of monthly lectures and regular field trips, and in publishing quarterly newsletters and our academically refereed annual journal.

We strive to appeal to a wide audience, both in terms of their historical interests and ages.

Details of the monthly lecture program and our field trips can be found on this website.

I look forward to welcoming visitors, and new and returning members at all of our events.

Andrew Buxton, President
Andrew Buxton

The photograph shows members and friends on a past day long field trip

Keain Book Award

Nominations for the 2017 Keain Medal are now being accepted.
Nominations close 7th April 2017.

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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
  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. Enter via Fisher street. Visitors are always welcome.

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The next meeting is on 7th April at 7:30-9pm

Dr Tom Gara
The “Petrified Native” from Naracoorte: Aboriginal remains, fakes and con-men
About the Society

Foundation and Objects, Current Members of Council, Past Presidents ... click here
HSSA Annual Journal

Previous Issues, Indexes and Tables of Contents, Information for Authors ... click here

HSSA Resources

HSSA  Publications, Research Guides, Useful Websites ... click here
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HSSA  Membership Application Form ... click here