Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society has a new website.

We have changed our format, updated our content and added a wonderful new section called ‘Gateways’.

Please click here to go to our new site at:


Please update any bookmarks you may have saved in your browser.

You can access all of the content from this site on the new site and this site will be taken off-line in the near future.

Please contact the centre if you have any difficulties with the new website.

Phone: 08 8339 8236

Email: mldhsinc@gmail.com


Our “Gateways” project was launched during the Society’s 40th birthday celebrations on 20th May. We are pleased to announce that with the assistance of an Adelaide Hills Council grant we will soon be introducing a new website with a focus on interacting with our community and providing gateways which invite your contributions to our archives. We have also purchased new digital audio recording equipment to re-invigorate our oral history collection. Any members or potential members who would like to train as interviewers for this important project are invited to contact the Society.

Genealogy in June

Our next event features 3 speakers on topics related to Genealogy, sure to be of interest to the beginner or expert in this fascinating field of historical research


Your guide to our events in the coming year.  Plan now to attend.

Event details are subject to change, but all coming events will be notified on our home page.


Sir Edward Stirling – surgeon, scientist and politician – recalling the man who died 100 years ago on 24th May

An illustrated talk by Dr Joy O’Hazy about one of Stirling’s early residents and member of the family after whom our town was named.

24th May at the Coventry Library

Details on the attached flyer

Moving ahead in our programme of events, after the High Octane MkIII evening on 29th March, we look forward to Boer War Historian, Dr Tony Stimson, presenting another of his detailed and interesting talks on Friday 5th April.

For anyone with an interest in motorcycling in the past or present, for daily transport, for fun and relaxation, for competition or just because, here are 2 great events coming up in March 2019


Well, It’s our final event for 2018 time to join us for another delightful evening with Janet Leitch as she shares with us all,  the “The Stories and Songs of Christmas”.  

Janet entertained us at last year’s final event and because everyone had such a marvellous time, she has agreed to return to entertain us again with another evening of fun, friendship and delightful music. Put the date in your diary now as this is a night you shouldn’t miss!
When:         Friday 30th November 
Where:        Coventry Library , Stirling
Time:           7.00 for 7.30pm
I attach the flyer for your information and we look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event.
Kind regards
Lyn Fullgrabe
xmas 2018

Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society Inc.

Eastern Regional History Seminar – November 9th,10th and 11th November 2018.

Coventry Library, Stirling: Cotton Memorial Hall, Mylor: Scott Creek War Memorial Hall, Scott Creek, SA

Hosted by Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society in collaboration with Mylor and Scott Creek, Bradbury and Longwood History Groups


Interested Members of Historical Societies are invited to attend some or all of the activities scheduled during this 3 day event.  The details are attached as links at the bottom of this invitation.  Please RSVP using the Registration Form.


“I am pleased to advise that the Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society Inc. will host the biennial Eastern Regional History Seminar on the 9th, 10th and 11th of November 2018. This biennial gathering will be held in three venues in Stirling, Mylor and Scott Creek with the MLDHS as the lead organization in collaboration with the Mylor and the Scott Creek, Bradbury and Longwood History Groups.

The program has been designed around three themes:- review of the World War One Centenary years and reflection on the aftermath;  the features of small regional towns and communities; and sharing of ideas and strategies to assist program development and future growth of local history groups.

The format of the program is highlighted below. Invitations to each event have been attached. We hope that you will be able to attend all of these events as each will provide greater insight into the great events which have shaped the development of Australia, the responses of local communities and the importance of the work which local history groups and societies undertake on a voluntary basis on a regular basis.

We look forward to your wholehearted participation in this important event. Please contact me if you have any questions. We have also printed a hard copy flyer which will posted shortly to delegates for broader distribution”.

Yours sincerely,

Ann Herraman

Dr Ann Herraman

President, MLDHS

M:  0419 816 490   

Invitation: Remembrance Day Address 9th November 2018 

Invitation & Program: All Day Seminar 10th November 2018

Invitation: Strategies for the Future Workshop 11th November 2018

Registration Form Eastern Regional History Seminar

This presentation entitled “Tried, Tested & True” is being hosted jointly by the Friends of the Library Stirling and the MLDHS with the guest presenter Liz Harfull sharing her stories of treasured recipes and untold stories from Australian Community Cookbooks.