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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.

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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.

    Forty Years On: The Transformations of Oral History

    Forty Years On: The Transformations of Oral History

    Professor Alistair Thomson presented September 2019’s Talking History lecture Forty Years On: The Transformations of Oral History.

    • 55 min
    A 'Digital Magical Mystery Tour' of British Library collections

    A 'Digital Magical Mystery Tour' of British Library collections

    The History Trust of South Australia in partnership with the North Terrace Cultural Precinct Innovation Lab was pleased to host Mahendra Mahey of British Library Labs for a public talk on digital cultural heritage and the scale, complexity and diversity of digital materials collected and preserved by the British Library, the UK’s national legal deposit library.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Writing Don Dunstan

    Writing Don Dunstan

    Professor Angela Woollacott reflects on the challenges of researching and writing the first comprehensive biography of Don Dunstan.

    • 45 min
    The epic flight that shrank the world

    The epic flight that shrank the world

    A special talk on the Epic Flight Centenary 2019, celebrating the first flight from England to Australia by South Australian brothers Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith. Experts say that in its day the feat was as awe-inspiring as man landing on the moon. Journey back in time with journalist and writer Lainie Anderson to see how the incredible feat was achieved.

    This free public lecture was part of the History Trust of South Australia's Talking History series.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Mary Lee: In search of a Turbulent Anarchist

    Mary Lee: In search of a Turbulent Anarchist

    Denise George talks about the trail-blazing Mary Lee, including her role in gaining women's suffrage in SA.

    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.

    • 58 min
    The letters between Hans and Nora Heysen

    The letters between Hans and Nora Heysen

    Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen are Australia’s most well-known father-daughter artistic duo. Professor Speck explores how this dynamic motivated her interest in the Heysen letters to each other written from the time Nora moved to London in 1934 until Hans Heysen died in 1968.

    This free public lecture was part of the History Trust of South Australia's Talking History series.

    • 46 min

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