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

For the Greater Good: The Generous Life of Sir Thomas Elder (1818-1897)

Sir Thomas Elder’s business and pastoral empire underpinned his munificent support of many causes to enhance the prosperity of colonial South Australia, including exploration... Read more

When I Was a Young...Memory Postcards from South Australian Childhoods

Join us for another year of South Australian Childhood Memory Postcards to see your defining childhood memories of growing up in South Australia transformed into nostalgic picture... Read more

Characters of the Fleurieu: Portrait Prize in Four Historic Venues

Visit the biennial RSASA Characters of the Fleurieu portrait exhibition and discover historic locations: Strathalbyn’s Stationmaster's Art Gallery, Langhorne Creek’s Bremerton... Read more

My Paintings Speak for Me: Paintings by Kunyi McInerney

'I am telling my stories, so they don’t ever do it again. They took us away from our families, our language, our culture. These are true stories, a part of Australian history. My... Read more

Croatians in South Australia since 1945: Community and Identity

This exhibition, curated by members of the South Australian Croatian community, showcases the contributions Croatians have made to sport, religion, community organisations, the... Read more

Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz (1918-1999): 100th Anniversary Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the life of artist Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz and his dynamic contribution to cultural life in Adelaide in the mid-late 20th century. Polish-born Dutkiewicz... 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