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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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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 City
Companion Card accepted Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

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
Family Friendly Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

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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Adelaide North
Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Toilets

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
Open Doors Family Friendly Bookings Essential

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
Adelaide East
Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

The Lewis Family: From Burra to Benacre and Beyond

Ash Wright will talk about the Lewis Family who arrived in the newly formed colony of South Australia on the Rapid in 1838. In this address...
When: Mon 17 May, 7.30-9pm
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Adelaide City
Bookings Essential Partial Wheelchair Access

Remembering Adelaide: Military and War

Though not a penal colony, there has been a military presence in Adelaide since European settlement. Discover the various sites, stories and...
When: Sun 9 May, 12pm & Sun 23 May, 9am (approx. 2 hrs)
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Per Person: $25.00
Adelaide West
Family Friendly Companion Card accepted Full Toilet Facilities Partial Wheelchair Access

Day in the Life of a Colonial Soldier

An afternoon of nineteenth-century military drill, with cannon fire and musketry volleys. Children may be invited to join a drill parade and...
When: Sun 16 May, 1-4.30pm
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Adult: $15.00 Concession: $7.00 Child: $7.00 Family: $35.00
Eyre Peninsula
Family Friendly Full Toilet Facilities Partial Wheelchair Access

Open Day: Whyalla Maritime Museum

Help us celebrate the 80th anniversary of the 1941 launch of HMAS Whyalla, a World War Two warship, with an open day at the Whyalla Maritime...
When: Sun 16 May, 10am-4pm; family-friendly ship tours 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
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