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A guide to historical sources held within the northern areas council

This useful guide collated by the Northern Areas History Group provides a useful guide to the organisations and records held in the area 

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History Council Banner 

The History Council Banner  banner, designed by Alison Fort, seeks to represent something of the diverse historical themes, locations and periods in which members of the History Council are interested and involved. 

As the peak body for history in this state we represent a broad membership, including secondary and tertiary history teachers whose professional concerns embrace  history in the broadest sense. So while the selection of images has a strong SA bias, it is not restricted to South Australian subjects. 

Images were drawn mainly from South Australian collections, but also from interstate and overseas. We are most grateful to the various rights-holders for permission to reproduce these images.

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History Council Website Images

Each main page of this website features a distinctive pictorial image of South Australian life. Most of the original photographs reproduced here date from the first half of the twentieth century. 

The one exception depicts a relatively new aspect of the rural landscape in a state committed to reducing its former reliance on energy generated by fossil fuels.We are most grateful to the State Library of South Australia, National Archives of  Australia and a private collector for permission to reproduce these images.

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  • 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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