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The Historical Society of South Australia Inc

President Geoffrey Bishop
Terry Saunderson

The Society aims to
dot.gif (57 bytes) Promote the collection, preservation and classification of source material of all kinds relating to South Australia.
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dot.gif (57 bytes) Promote the interchange of information among members of the Society by lectures, readings, discussions, field trips and exhibitions.
dot.gif (57 bytes) Arouse interest in and promote the study of history, especially that of South Australia and Australia.
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The web site is organised into the following pages. Please use the buttons above or the links below to navigate through the site.

Calendar Our Discovering SA's History and Visiting SA's History Program for 2013
Grants Scheme Details and Application for for the Society's Grants Scheme 2013
Journal Index Index to the Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia. Published yearly. Articles and reviews relating to our history.
List of background material relating to the history of South Australia.
Program Index

The following is a complete list of all lectures, field trips, seminars, film and music evenings, dinners, conferences and other functions of the Historical Society of South Australia from 1974 to 1999.

Bookshop Back issues of journals and Insights for sale.
Membership form
Journal Contributors Documents to assist those wishing to learn more of the preparation of the Society's Journal.
Past Presidents A list of Past Presidents of the Historical Society of SA
Links Useful links to other related sites


Each month the Society meets to hear intriguing stories and colourful accounts of our state’s 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 Society’s 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 Australian history.

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.



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