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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.

** Congratulations to our 2017 Historian of the year award winners.  See some images of the occasion and read the media release.

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

**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

Congratulations to our 2016 Wakefield Prize winnerDr David Faber from Flinders University. David's essay is titled FG Fantin : a historical legacy retrieved.

**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




  • Doing History

    Monday 7 August 5.30-7.30
    Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio
    State Library SA

    School students, history teachers, and community groups coming together to ‘do history’. What’s new? What’s next?

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  • Whalers in South Australia : History, archaeology and culture contact

    Friday 11 August 6pm-8pm
    Victor Harbor Library
    Bringing together historical and archaeological perspectives, this lecture treads challenging ground between cultural contact and nineteenth-century labour relations, unravelling what it meant to be a useful and productive whaler in 1830s South Australia, and how whaling may have affected Ngarrindjeri/Ramindjeri cultural traditions.

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  • Australian Lives : An Intimate History

    Saturday 9 September 4.30pm-6pm
    Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of SA
    This special event is presented to you by the History Council of South Australia, in conjunction with Oral History Australia SA/NT Branch.

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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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