Mrs Holden’s Holden to stay in SA
SA Maritime Museum
by wboyd
3M ago
The much-treasured Mrs Holden’s Holden – a 48-215 model also known as the Holden FX – will be staying at the National Motor Museum permanently following a State Government acquisition to preserve a part of the State’s history. It comes as visitor numbers to the museum jumped by 42 per cent over the past financial year – from 44,456 in 2021-21 to 62,884 in 2022-23 – with specialised collections driving the jump. Mrs Holden’s Holden was owned by a private collector, and through a generous long-term loan, has been on display at the National Motor Museum but the owner’s desire to sell the car ris ..read more
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From Asylums to Community Care and Beyond – Human Rights and Mental Health: Lessons from History 2023 Jennifer Cashmore Oration
SA Maritime Museum
by amarrapodi
3M ago
Understanding the intersection between mental health responses and human rights will be the focus of the Jennifer Cashmore Oration, Wednesday 6 September 2023, at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). The History Trust of South Australia is proud to present the Jennifer Cashmore Oration featuring Dr John Brayley MBBS FRANZCP, Chief Psychiatrist at SA Health. South Australia’s Chief Psychiatrist, Dr John Brayley MBBS FRANZCP, will deliver his oration “From Asylums to Community Care and Beyond – Human Rights and Mental Health: Lessons from History,” taking his au ..read more
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: BOARD MEMBER
SA Maritime Museum
by amarrapodi
3M ago
Job Title: Board Member, History Trust of South Australia Location: Adelaide, South Australia Remuneration: Board members receive remuneration in accordance with the South Australian Government’s Board Remuneration and Allowances Framework. The History Trust of SA are seeing expressions of interest to join the Board as a member The Minister for Education, Training and Skills, Hon. Blair Boyer MP, is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals to join the History Trust of South Australia Board as a non-executive member. The successful candidates will be advocates for history in South A ..read more
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New North Terrace home for History Trust of South Australia
SA Maritime Museum
by amarrapodi
3M ago
Today the History Trust of South Australia announced Security House L2, 233 North Terrace, Adelaide, as its new headquarters. It will occupy the entire second floor of Security House, appropriately located on Adelaide’s premier cultural boulevard, from April/May 2023. After 18 years at the Torrens Parade Ground, the History Trust has temporarily relocated to level 12, 77 Grenfell Street, enabling the Department for Veteran Affairs, Returned Services League (RSL) South Australia, Vietnam Veterans Association, Air Force Association, and Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill to achieve t ..read more
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Australia Day: a history
SA Maritime Museum
by cmanning
3M ago
Australia Day has been the centre of political debate in recent years with arguments for changing the date and calls to rename 26 January Invasion Day or Survival Day and cases for maintaining the status quo on the other. The first argument puts the case that choosing 26 January to celebrate ignores more than 60,000 years of Australian history, and is choosing a day that will always be problematic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The latter argument is that 26 January marks the beginning of what we have become as a nation. With the commentary running hot once again this y ..read more
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AS04 Digital Content Producer
SA Maritime Museum
by amarrapodi
3M ago
Job Title: Digital Content Producer Full-Time Equivalent: Full-Time (1 FTE) Are you a skilled digital storyteller and content creator looking to work in the cultural and education sectors?   The Opportunity:  The Digital Content Producer reports to the Manager Education Programs and is responsible for providing digital content creation and design services for the History Trust of South Australia in support of education and public engagement projects across the History Trust and its museums. Key components of the role:         &nb ..read more
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History Festival of wonderment returns for 2023
SA Maritime Museum
by amarrapodi
3M ago
Event registrations are now open for South Australia’s History Festival, 1-31 May 2023. This state-wide festival is unique in the world, bringing together communities, collectors, clubs, historical societies, and museums large and small, to showcase their passion for history in a month-long celebration. South Australia’s History Festival is a major initiative of the History Trust of South Australia and brings together around 400 event organisers hosting almost 600 events across our state. The theme for the 2023 festival is WONDER and South Australia’s History Festival, invites presenters and ..read more
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IT’S TIME TO REIMAGINE OUR HISTORY AS SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S HISTORY FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2022
SA Maritime Museum
by dcash
3M ago
South Australians are encouraged to reimagine and renew connections with their history, to get out and about in this great state, explore the familiar and the lesser known – and be challenged to discover what makes South Australia unique. Reflecting on the past two years of a global pandemic, the History Festival explores the stories we tell, the lessons we take from the past – and how this might help us shape and re-imagine our future. Presented by the History Trust of South Australia, South Australia’s History Festival is one of the state’s largest open-access community events. It returns fo ..read more
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History Futures in Focus: State Historian role revived as ‘South Australia’s History Advocate’
SA Maritime Museum
by Chloe Svaikauskas
3M ago
South Australian history will soon gain a new champion. Minister for Education, Hon John Gardner MP, who also has ministerial responsibility for the History Trust of South Australia has announced the creation of a new role – South Australia’s History Advocate. “Twenty-five years ago the History Trust team included the State Historian. This important position was abolished and now, thanks to the Marshall Liberal Government, the role is to be revived and refreshed for the 21st century,” says the Minister. “For years, the history community lamented the loss of our State Historian. The History Tru ..read more
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Part Four: Aftermath
SA Maritime Museum
by Chloe Svaikauskas
1y ago
Stingray In The Wave (Christobel Kelly)   After the wreck, the remains of the ship were sold by auction at Port Adelaide. Many other fittings of the ship were either salvaged or recovered years later by divers. The wreck occurred long before state or commonwealth heritage laws protected shipwrecked items from beachside looting. The figurehead that adorned the front of the ship was salvaged by Mr Walter Kimber, owner of the Seaview Hotel in Port Willunga where the survivors were housed following the disaster. It was displayed outside his home for many years until his wife donated it to the ..read more
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