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Reflecting on War Histories

The History Festival program provides opportunities to pause and reflect on histories of war and its impacts.

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Remembering Loveday Internment Camp - Adelaide

The Loveday Internment Camp was established near Barmera in the Riverland during the Second World War to detain mainly German, Japanese and Italian...
When: Thu 13 May, 6-7.30pm
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Free
Adelaide South
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Guided Tour of the Glenelg Air-Raid Shelter

Built in 1942 as part of Adelaide's wartime communication network, the Glenelg Air-Raid Shelter now houses a display of local stories and memorabilia.
When: Sun 2 & 9 May, 10am & 11.30am (approx. 60 mins)
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Adult: $10.00
Adelaide South
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Remembering the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902

The war fought in South Africa 1899-1902 was Australia's first major war but in popular memory was soon swept aside by the two world wars. Today...
When: Sun 30 May, 1.30-4.30pm
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Free
Adelaide South
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Vogue Theatre (1939) History Tour

Cinema played an important part in Adelaide society during WWII. The iconic Vogue Theatre opened within weeks of the outbreak of war. This beautiful...
When: Wed 12 May, 7-8.30pm; Sat 22 & Wed 26 May, 10.30am-12pm
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Eyre Peninsula
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BHP Shipbuilding in Whyalla

BHP started building ships in Whyalla in 1939. In a relatively short time - until 1978, the shipyards produced not just the very first warships...
When: Every day in May, 10am-4pm
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Adult: $15.00 Concession: $12.00 Child: $9.00 Family: $40.00
Adelaide West
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The Fort by Lamplight

A program of nineteenth-century military drill, with cannon fire and musketry volley; all in the soft glow of nineteenth-century lamplight (you...
When: Sat 1 May, 7.30-9.30pm
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Adult: $15.00 Concession: $7.00 Child: $7.00 Family: $35.00
Adelaide City
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Connecting Fragments

Since the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre opened its doors, many compelling hidden stories reflecting South Australian...
When: Every Thu in May, 2-6pm; Sun 2, 9, 16 & 23 May, 1-3pm
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Adult: $10.00 Concession: $8.00
Adelaide West
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100 Years of Naval History

The Port Adelaide Naval Association is opening its doors open to all. Come and enjoy the history collected over 100 years of service, Navy history...
When: Fri 28, Sat 29 & Sun 30 May, 10am-5pm
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Free
Adelaide North
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Project Blue Book: UK Nuclear Tests and Secret Projects in Australia's Past

In 1952, on the Montebello Islands, the United Kingdom detonated a bomb. The detonation of the Blue Danube atomic bomb was the start of the Blue...
When: Sun 2, 16 & 30 May, 10am-4pm
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Per Person: $20 Concession: $15 Cost includes morning tea and lunch
Adelaide West
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Falling Bombs and Floating Cards

Would you like to see a magic show? Join the oldest magic club in Australia in our underground club rooms for some history, nostalgia and a live...
When: Sat 8 & 22 and Sun 9 & 23 May, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm (approx. 50 mins)
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Per Person: $5.00
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