History Trust of South Australia

The History Trust of South Australia researches, preserves and presents the history of South Australia. We manage three museums, the State History Collection and a statewide community history program.

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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...

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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 Tara

Tara McHenry is a relatively new face in the marketing team at History SA. In her other life Tara is a musician. She came to the world of marketing for practical reasons: As a practicing artist I’ve always been aware of the importance of how to communicate and promote my work....

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Introducing Craig

Craig Middleton is Curator of Democracy at History SA. He has recently moved into this position from a two year stint as Public Programs Officer, working with the Community Programs team presenting a range of programs, including History Festival events, community engagement activities and school holiday programs at the Migration Museum. Craig has always been interested in history,...