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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.


** Nominations are open for the 2017 South Australian History awards .  

Nominations close Wednesday 26 April 2017.  More information on how to nominate can be found here.


**Consider entering an essay for the 2017 Wakefield Companion  to SA History Essay Prize.  Nominations close 5pm Friday 15  December 2017. 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






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




  • History Council of SA 2017 Awards Nominations

    26 April nominations due for the History Council of SA's 2017 awards.

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  • South Australian History Awards 2017

    31 May 2017

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  • Camels, cockerels and governors. Thinking with the photographs of EL Mitchell.

    Illustrated talk by Dr Joanna Sassoon
    Date and time: Monday 27 March 10.30-11.30
    Where: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library SA
    Cost: Free

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  • Nominations for Wakefield Companion to SA History Essay Prize

    Nominations must be received by 5pm Friday 15 December 2017.

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