BRINGING THE PAST TO LIFE
Each month the Society meets to hear intriguing stories and colourful
accounts of our states lively past. New discoveries about South Australian history
are often first revealed at these meetings. The speakers can be professional historians or
dedicated amateurs but they are always experts in their subjects. Question time afterwards
and discussions during supper add further interest to the evenings. Admission is free and
visitors are always made welcome.
The past is also brought to life on our field trips when members can
retrace the footsteps of the pioneers in city streets, suburban parks and country towns.
In recent years we have visited churches, mines, pubs, historic homes, public buildings,
cemeteries and even a former sewage farm.
Members receive a copy of the Societys annual Journal
which features substantial, well-researched articles and book reviews and has the
reputation of being one of the finest publications of its kind. The bi-monthly Newsletter,
History SA, keeps members up to date with Society news, containing information
about forth-coming lectures and field trips, a diary of events and exhibitions in and
around Adelaide and illustrated articles exploring little-known aspects of South
HSSA publications, such as S.A.'s
Greats: the men and women of the North Terrace plaques and Insights into
South Australian History, Volumes I and II, are available at our
meetings, as are other books and pamphlets to interest members.
If you have any queries or would like more information about the Historical Society of
South Australia, please phone the Secretary, Mr
Terry Saunderson, on (08)
8354 2736 during business hours.