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The HSSA's Grants Scheme is unavailable in 2018.

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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.

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

Adrian Brown, Acting President

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

Keain Book Award

The 2016 Keain Medal for was awarded in May.
Nominations for the 2017 medal were due by April 6 2018

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We invite you to join the Historical Society of South Australia

Click here http://www.hssa.org.au/httpdocs/Membership%202018.pdf to download the Membership Application Form

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 City Uniting Church, 384 Portrush Road, Tusmore. Enter via Fisher street. Visitors are always welcome but are asked for a $5 donation - includes supper.

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The meeting on 
4th of May
7.30 -9.00pm features

Dr Lynn Arnold:

Raggers and radicals: Uni in the 1960s and 1970s
(includes Annual General Meeting)

The meeting on 1st of June features

Dr Carol Lefevre:

Quiet City:
Walking in West Terrace Cemetery


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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