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The History Council of South Australia Inc (HCSA) speaks on behalf of all history and heritage issues not only South Australian or Australian history, although that is the main interest of many member organisations.

HCSA has a key advocacy role and is able to represent and support its members by advocating to government and government agencies and through the media. We celebrate and raise the profile of history by publishing articles and letters, hosting forums and lectures and presenting Historian of the Year Awards. Distinguished speakers are invited to present the HCSA’s Annual Lecture. In recent years this has been held in a regional centre as well as in Adelaide. The Awards honour the achievements of several South Australian historians annually.

We share information and support the events and news of our member organisations by publicising them on our website, in newsletters and via social media.

HCSA is associated with a wide range of organisations and networks through its members, particularly Committee members who are closely linked to key organisations, as well as via the events it organises or participates in. These history events include History SA's 'About time' month and the State History Conference, talks, walks and shows co-presented with libraries, universities and history groups, and sending a delegate to the annual meeting of state History Councils at the Australian Historical Association's conference.


  • 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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