State History Collection, HT 85.2564, Australia Day Badge

Australia Day – a history

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...

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Introducing Pauline

Pauline Cockrill is one of two Community History Officers within the Community History Programs team based at the History Trust of South Australia’s ‘HQ’ on the Torrens Parade Ground. Beginnings Pauline has always been passionate about museums and their collections. I knew I wanted to work in museums from an...

Dave Rickard

Introducing Dave

Dave Rickard currently works as a volunteer at the Migration Museum, where he and his wife, Pauline, assist with the management of the Museum’s photographic collection. He also volunteers with the South Australian Maritime Museum, where he is a crew member on the historic ex-police launch, Archie Badenoch, which takes school groups on...

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Reclaiming the trust

History SA is now the History Trust of South Australia. Those of you with long memories might realise this is a return to our original name, which has in fact remained our ‘legal’ name. The History Trust of South Australia is a statutory authority reporting to Parliament through the Minister...

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Introducing Matt

Matthew Lombard, or Matt, has worked as a curator at the National Motor Museum since 2002. Asked about how he ended up working in this area Matt told us: I was young and liked old things, strange eh! I guess my parents were relatively old when they had me – compared...