Marion Historical Society

Sturt store and post office 1874Marion Historical Society aims

  • To arouse interest in the history of Marion and South Australia.
  • To promote the preservation of material relating to that history and encourage community access to that material.
  • To assist in the preservation of buildings and sites significant to Marion.

2018 program

Upcoming events

  • 21 February - David Buob: Myles Flynn: A Criminal, Lunatic, & Alcoholic who unknowingly changed SA for the better.
  • 21 March - Professor Kay Whitehead: Early Schools run by Women in Adelaide and its Suburbs.
  • 18 April - Annual General Meeting (no speaker): followed by members Show and tell.
  • 16 May - Beth Duncan: Post WW2 Development of Glenelg.
  • 20 June - Professor David Hilliard: Early Methodism in South Australia.
  • 18 July - A tour of Warriparinga commencing at 10am: Warriparinga Bushtucker, History and Music Workshop. (Cost $11.25 - payable on the day. Transport to and from Warriparinga may be arranged if required)

All visitors are welcome.                                                                                                                                              



All meetings (unless otherwise indicated) are held at the Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre, Sturt Road (behind the Council Chambers) at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month.                                                                                                           




Annual subscriptions
  • $20 per person, $30 per family, payable to the Treasurer. The membership year runs from 1 February to 31 January.


Work on the local history collection

In addition to attending the monthly public meetings, some members are also volunteers at the Marion Heritage Research Centre where they undertake projects such as:

  • filing photographs, news clippings, documents and other resources with information about people, places and events in the City of Marion
  • helping members of the public with historical enquiries
  • conducting and collecting oral histories
  • undertaking research about aspects of Marion’s history
  • preparing information resources for public reference
  • preparing and guiding walks in the City of Marion
  • organising displays for events in the City of Marion.


Marion Historical Society Newsletters 2018
Marion Historical Society Newsletters 2017
Marion Historical Society Newsletters 2016

To access archived copies of the Marion Historical Society Newsletters from 2012 to 2015 please visit the Marion Heritage Research Centre listed below.

Marion Heritage Research Centre
Address: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Postal: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046
Phone: (08) 7420 6455

Located in the old 'red house', next to our Administration building, the Marion Heritage Research Centre is an exciting new focal point for cultural heritage in Marion.