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  Discovering SA's History

The Historical Society of South Australia meets on the first Friday of the month from February to November in the Burnside City Uniting Church. Each meeting features a presentation from an invited speaker.

Our speakers come from all walks of life and are well versed in their subjects. They speak for about 50 minutes and questions are encouraged at the conclusion of the talk or during the supper which follows.

Meetings commence at 7:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome. Non members are asked to make a small donation of $5 (includes supper)

In addition to the monthly meetings, the Society organises field trips and other activities during the year in our Visiting SA's History program. Click here for details

  Burnside Cty Uniting Church
Speakers Corner 1918Speakers Corner,
Botanic Park, 1918

[SLSA PRG 280/1/18/70]
  Discovering SA's History –   Our Guest Speakers in 2018

2 February – Michael Wohltmann

The Great War and the treatment of German-Australians in South Australia between 1914-1919

2 March - Bruce Munday
Those wild rabbits: how they shaped Australia

6 April – Perry Snodgrass
Why artists came to "The Land of Promise" during 1836 and 1837

4 May  – Dr Lynn Arnold
Raggers and radicals: Uni in the 1960s and 1970s
(includes Annual General Meeting)

1 June – Greg Drew
Reinterpretation of the discovery of Captain Bagot's Mine, Kapunda

6 JulyDr Pam Smith and Alan Burns
South Australian horses in the Great War: the forgotten history of No 9 Remount Depot, Glenthorne 

3 August – Emeritus Professor Wayne Sampson
Early history of dentistry in South Australia 1836-1936

7 September – Dr Rhondda Harris
True crime in early Adelaide: stories from the journal of the first governor of  the Adelaide Gaol

5 OctoberDr Jeff Nicholas
The Political Economy Club (1821), The Reform Club (London) and the streets of Adelaide

2 NovemberBas de Groot
Re-enacting the past: the Adelaide Regiment of  Volunteer Rifles, 1862- 1865
 (followed by End-of-Year Celebration)

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