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SA Greats for Christmas
Ideal Stocking Stuffer
SA Greats – the stories
behind the North Terrace plaques

Grants Scheme 2015
Each year HSSA awards grants of up to $1000 for suitable projects relating to South Australian history
 Applications for grants in 2015 closed on 3 November 2014
Click here for more information about the scheme and applying for 2016 grants
HSSA 40th celebration

The major event for the Society during 2014 was the celebration of its 40th anniversary. The Society held its first public lecture in July 1974. It was given by Professor Eric Richards who was invited back to present our first lecture for the present year.

The 40th anniversary event was held at the Burnside Civic Centre on Sunday 30 March 2014 and was addressed by three former officeholders – Brian Samuels, Vice-President 1974-78, 1989-95; Ron Gibbs AM, President 1974-79; and Helen Pearce, President 1980-82.
It is rare in this age of rapid communication for a volunteer society to flourish for as long as our group. I trust that all our members and visitors will continue to enjoy the Society’s lectures, visits and tours, and the friendships that have been made through a mutual involvement and an interest in Australia’s history.

In 1887, one of my favourite writers, Robert Louis Stevenson, wrote in an essay titled The Day After Tomorrow: ‘History is much decried: it is a tissue of errors, we are told, no doubt correctly, yet the worst historian has a clearer view of the period he [or she] studies than the best of us can hope to form of that in which they live.’

Dr Geoffrey Bishop
  Our next speaker

Friday 6 February

Professor Emerita Margaret Allen
Forgotten Connections:
India and South Australia, 1880s-1940s

Calendar 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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