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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 nominating someone for a 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


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

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 2015 South Australian History Award winners:

South Australian Life-long History Achievement Award:  Mr Tom Gara and Mr Graham Jaunay

South Australian Historian of the Year - Mr Peter Donovan

South Australian Regional History Award - Mr John Mannion

Emerging South Australian Historian of the Year - Ms Carly Osborn




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. 





  • 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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