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