Keith Conlon

Freelance writer, MC, presenter, history and heritage lover, tour leader, drummer.

Keith Conlon shares his top five picks of the 2018 History Festival program:
  1. Life on the Land: The Invisible Farmer ProjectWhen my mum was 14, she left home and started working as a farm assistant in the Mallee; hitching up the horses and milking the cows. This event should unearth some interesting stories of women on the land.
  2. Adelaide Remember When Biggest Morning Tea - As an Ambassador for the Cancer Council I'm looking forward to being involved in this event and talking about SA history with Bob Byrne. Bob and I first met when we were both in our first year of radio exactly 50 years ago at 5AD.
  3. Opening ceremony of New Ardrossan Information Centre and Heritage Museum - This one brings back fond memories of presenting a Postcards story on the stump-jump plough. (The building the Ardrossan Museum is housed in was once a factory that made the iconic stump-jump plough.) Ardrossan is also the home of one of my favourite Crows footballers, Sam Jacobs.
  4. SANFL Stories: The Weird and Wonderful History of Footy in SA - As a footy tragic and Sturt supporter (I've followed the Blues since I was a lad) and currently serving on the SANFL History Committee, I'm looking forward to this event and hearing footy barrackers' share stories of their own.
  5. Bicycle Tour of Old Yankalilla or Old Normanville - I love combining cycling and history and Yankalilla and Normanville are great spots with grand old buildings and stories.