South Australia's History Festival



Event highlights

Welcome to the 2016 History Festival. Throughout May you can explore our history in all kinds of ways - we hope you'll enjoy what is on offer this year. There are more than 600 events presented by over 340 organisers around the state.

Join the conversation: We'd love to hear your feedback about the program and the events you attend - you can join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter #SAHistoryFest

We hope you have a great May delving into the past, and we look forward to seeing you out and about.

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Festival Highlights

Reconciliation Sunday: A Collaborative Cultural Event in Strathalbyn

A collaborative community event. Come together! Join a ‘Bridge Walk’ across the Angas to a welcoming smoking ceremony outside St Andrew's. Share spirituality and culture with song... Read more

Collections Collectors: Waikerie Films Street Projections

In the 1950s a group of Waikerie filmmakers began making short movies in the area and documenting the town's historic events. Come and enjoy a night of history as the streets come... Read more

Sorry Day: My Paintings Speak for Me: In Conversation with the Artist

Join artist Kunyi McInerney and curator Maggie Fletcher as they discuss the paintings featured in the exhibition and explore some of the stories behind the works. As Kunyi says: ‘... Read more

Shannon Mausoleum Open Day

View the state heritage-listed Shannon Mausoleum. This 20-sided Italianate stone building was erected by Eliza Shannon in 1876 as a memorial to her husband Abraham. A reasonable... Read more

Southern Elders Weavers: Demonstration of Aboriginal Traditional Weaving

A demonstration of traditional weaving in a two-hour session by two Southern Elders Weavers in the Yankalilla Agricultural Hall. With the loss of native grasses, some raffia will... Read more

Under the Hammer at the Angaston Blacksmith Shop

Experience the art of blacksmithing whilst the children look for answers to the Children's University challenge. APHS has been busy building a museum at the rear of the blacksmith... Read more


Presented by History Trust of South Australia
Supported by Arts South Australia
Principal Media Partner The Advertiser
Program Partner Adelaide City Council
Program Partner ECH Inc.
Regional Partner SA Power Networks