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Talking History is a series of free monthly lectures hosted by the History Trust of South Australia. Each month you can hear about a different aspect of South Australia's history. We have a range of speakers from various disciplines, from history and archaeology to architecture and community research.

Inspiring generations in the present through creative engagement with the past. The History Trust researches, preserves and presents the history of South Australia. We manage three museums, the State History Collection and a statewide community history program.

Talking History History Trust of South Australia

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Talking History is a series of free monthly lectures hosted by the History Trust of South Australia. Each month you can hear about a different aspect of South Australia's history. We have a range of speakers from various disciplines, from history and archaeology to architecture and community research.

Inspiring generations in the present through creative engagement with the past. The History Trust researches, preserves and presents the history of South Australia. We manage three museums, the State History Collection and a statewide community history program.

    Letters Between Hans and Nora Heysen - Talking History Summer Series

    Letters Between Hans and Nora Heysen - Talking History Summer Series

    This free public lecture was part of the History Trust of South Australia's Talking History series.
    Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen are Australia’s most well-known father-daughter artistic duo. In this episode, Professor Speck explores the letters written to each other from the time Nora moved to London in 1934 until Hans Heysen died in 1968. During that time Nora Heysen won the Archibald Prize, was appointed an official war artist, fell in love with a married man, Robert Black, with whom she lived with and eventually married, relocated to Sydney, and travelled extensively to the Pacific. Hans Heysen was knighted, sat on the board of the National Art Gallery of South Australia and was connected to leading figures in the Australian art world. The letters take readers into these events, life at The Cedars, Sallie Heysen’s role there, and the art itself.
    Music in this episode courtesy of:
    Parting of the Ways - Part 2 by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4196-parting-of-the-ways---part-2
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    No. 9 Esther’s Waltz by Esther Abrahmi 
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGJgzJS3Ws
    Vision of Persistence by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4592-vision-of-persistence
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 24 min
    Elephants and Egotists - Talking History Summer Series

    Elephants and Egotists - Talking History Summer Series

    Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of animal cruelty.
    This free public lecture was part of the History Trust of South Australia's Talking History series.
    Samorn, the Adelaide Zoo's last elephant, was adored by generations of zoo visitors. When she died, there was an outpouring of sadness from all who knew or grew up with her.
    Elephants and Egotists is a tribute to Samorn, but also tells of other elephants sent to South Australia and the colourful characters who decided their fate. Elephants, particularly those in Southeast Asia, are now a critically endangered species needing our concern and immediate action. As Sir David Attenborough asks: 'The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?'
    Music in this episode thanks to
    Artist: Godmode | Track: Melancholia
    Artist: Kevin MacLeod (https://filmmusic.io/)
    Track: Circus Waltz
    Track: Wind Of The Rainforest Preview
    Track: Melodie Victoria
    Track: Sneaky Snitch
    (https://filmmusic.io/standard-license)

    • 20 min
    Mary Lee - Talking History Summer Series

    Mary Lee - Talking History Summer Series

    This free public lecture was part of the History Trust of South Australia's Talking History series.
    In 1894, South Australia granted women the dual right to vote and become elected members of parliament, thanks in no small part to the indomitable Mary Lee. Her unwavering pursuit for social justice and remarkable legacy is revealed as we follow the trajectory of her life from Ireland to Adelaide. The disappearance of Mary Lee’s journals and most of her letters, along with a dearth of recorded women’s history, kept her contribution to history hidden for more than 125 years. Undeterred, author Denise George travelled to Ireland and her painstaking examination of local records both there and in Adelaide revealed the compelling story of a woman who took on the Establishment, and won.
    Music in this episode courtesy of:
    Artist: Axletree | Track: Frost on the Meadows at Dawn
    Artist: Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/) | Track: Lone Harvest

    • 20 min
    Holden Heroes: The Amazing History of 'Australia's Own Car'

    Holden Heroes: The Amazing History of 'Australia's Own Car'

    This public lecture was a part of the History Trust's Talking History series.
    Holden historian Don Loffler and National Motor Museum senior curator Mick Bolognese discuss some of the most important landmarks in Holden’s manufacturing history. In it's golden age Holden sold about one in every two new cars in Australia, so it’s no wonder that most Australians have some connection with Holden cars, and that the retirement of the brand was so deeply felt around the country. Discover (or remember!) some of Holden’s best known vehicles and rarely seen prototypes.
    Music in this episode thanks to -
    Artist: E's Jammy Jams | Track: Darktown Strutters Ball
    Artist: Patrick Patrikios | Track: Just Dance
    Artist: Futuremono | Track: New Horizons
    Artist: Chris Haugen | Track: Pedal to the Metal

    • 20 min
    Leviathan: An Astonishing History of Whales

    Leviathan: An Astonishing History of Whales

    This free public lecture was part of the History Trust of South Australia's Talking History series. 
    In this episode curator Dr Adam Paterson and archaeologist/ educator Dr Chris Wilson unpack the history of South Australia’s whaling industry against the backdrop of the SA Maritime Museum’s exhibition 'Leviathan: An astonishing history of whales'. Leviathan was on display at the Maritime Museum in 2018. 
    Music in this episode is courtesy of Zachariah Hickman (Track: Argonne)

    • 22 min
    Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength & Stories

    Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength & Stories

    This public lecture was a part of the History Trust's Talking History series.
    Hysteria is both a memoir of author Katerina Bryant’s experience of illness and a historical account of four women whose lives have intersected with the idea of ‘hysteria’. The book looks at the strength of women who were not seen as themselves but as patients alone. Katerina examines the lives of these women, touches on the South Australian context and speaks to what it means to contextualise herself within this complex history.
    Katerina Bryant is a writer and PhD student based in South Australia. Her first book, Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History (NewSouth), is out now.
    Music in this episode thanks to - 
    Myuu (http://www.thedarkpiano.com) | Track: Outsider
    Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com) | Track: I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor
    Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io) | Track: Despair and Triumph
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 26 min

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