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First Boer War contingent 1899

In 2014 the Historical Society of South Australia (HSSA) celebrated 40 years of discovering and promoting South Australian history. Over the decades, public awareness of our history and heritage has grown considerably. Major events, such as the State’s 150th in 1986, have contributed to this renewed interest. The upcoming marking of the centenary of the Anzac campaign (and World War I in general) is likely to generate a new wave of interest. The growing interest in Anzac Day and what it represents is notable as it is engaging many younger Australians who may not otherwise have any real interest in our past.

The HSSA’s 41st program of lecture meetings and other events is now available here and other events will be notified during the year. Each year the Society presents 10 lectures which are free and everyone is welcome to attend. We strive, I think successfully, to present a varied range of topics delivered by speakers who are authorities in their particular fields of research.

I look forward to seeing both long-time supporters and new members at our events during the coming year. Finally, a reminder that membership fees for 2015 are now due; the form is available here and will be posted to existing members along with the year’s program in January.

Do enjoy learning more about South Australia’s history through the Society.

Dr Geoffrey Bishop

The photograph shows the first South Australian contingent for the Boer War marching along King William Street in 1899 [State Library of SA B10411]
  Our next speaker

Friday 1 May

Philip Jones
‘Behind the Doors’: an art history from Yuendumu

Program 2015

ach month 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. Visitors are always welcome.

Click here for the 2015 program.
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