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The History Council of South Australia (HCSA) speaks for history in this state.  We are the peak body in South Australia, providing a representative voice on historical issues, celebrating and raising the profile of history in South Australia. Incorporated in 2003, HCSA evolved from an informal 'History Alliance' initiated by the History Teachers Association of SA in the mid-1990s. Our organisation members include the main bodies concerned with history in this state and many regional historical societies; there is also provision for individual membership.


**Consider entering an essay for the Wakefield Companion  to SA History Essay Prize.  Nominations close 5pm Friday 16  December. Access more information from here


**Listen to our  2016 Annual Lecture presented by Dr Ian Coates from the National Museum of Australia The Encounters exhibition - the view from the inside. Listen now



Congratulations to our 2015 Wakefield Prize winner:

Rachel Harris from the University of Adelaide.

Rachel's essay is titled South Australia's wartime economy and women's welfare in conflict : the experiences of female munition workers and members of the Australian Women's Land Army in SA, 1940-1945

Congratulations to our 2016 South Australian History Award winners:

South Australian Life-long History Achievement Award:  Mr Brian Samuels and Emeritus Professor Wilfrid Prest

South Australian Regional History Award - Mr Greg Slattery

Emerging South Australian Historian of the Year - Ms Cendall Slattery

You can learn more about the judges citations and award winners contributions to history by reading the media release




These annual awards honour the achievements of South Australian historians. Three awards and an essay prize recognise individuals for outstanding research and scholarship and acknowledge their broader contribution through teaching, leadership, mentoring and community involvement. 



**Vale John Bannon, past President of the History Council of South Australia




  • South Australian History Awards 2016

    3 August 2016 Invitation only

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  • Annual General Meeting 2016

    15 September History Council’s 14th AGM, followed by the Wakefield Prize winner presenting a short talk.

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  • The Life and Work of CJ Dennis

    Sunday 25 September 1.30pm, Gladstone

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  • Nominations for Wakefield Companion to SA History Essay Prize

    Nominations must be received by 5pm Friday 16 December 2016.
    Prize consists of $500 cash and a book voucher from Wakefield Press.

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