The society will host two special events in May as part of South Australia’s extremely successful About Time History Festival.
Saturday, May 18: Uraidla and Piccadilly Pictorial Kaleidoscope
Come and learn more about the historic districts of Uraidla and Piccadilly in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, at a special event showcasing two photographic collections, using the latest high-tech, big screen technology. Local historians and long-term residents will share their knowledge and personal memories as part of this special event – the latest in a popular series run every year by the society. Bring a plate of supper to share. Bookings required for groups only.
7.30pm to 10.30pm – Uraidla Primary School, 17 Kidney Street, Uraidla
For more information contact Ann Herraman – 0419 816 490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Lesley Richards – 08 8390 3390 or email email@example.com
Friday, May 31: South Australia’s First War: The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Stirred by his grandfather’s distinguished military service in the Boer War, historian Dr Tony Stimson has researched newspapers, private collections and South African battlefields to answer some profound questions. Who were the 230 men who enlisted? Why did they enlist? What were their experiences? Share Dr Stimson’s discoveries and engage with the Fighting Fourth at this special event.
Bring a plate of supper to share.
7.30pm to 10.30pm – RSL, Stirling sub branch, Apex Park road, Stirling.
For more information contact Ann Herraman – 0419 816 490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Carol Moore – 08 8408 0454 or email email@example.com
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The Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society is based in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia. The Society provides access to a wealth of information about the history of the area through its Local and Garden History Centre in Stirling.
Uniquely, the History Centre brings together the history of local people and the remarkable gardens which influenced the development of this region.
It is located in the new Conventry Library, an award-winning building and the hub of the local community, attracting more than 2000 visitors a day.
The History Centre opened in 2008 thanks to the help of an Australian Government grant under the Regional Partnerships Program, the Adelaide Hills Council and several generous benefactors. It features a public display and research area, with freely available research materials, and a large functional workroom and store room which houses the Society’s collection.
Volunteers are available to assist people with inquiries between 2pm and 4 pm on days the Library is open. So come and visit us, and learn more about this fascinating corner of South Australia and its remarkable history.
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