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Marion Historical Society


  • 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.

2022 Event Program

There are no further meetings or events planned for the Society, which is in the process of closing down. Any new enquiries should be directed to the Marion Heritage Research Centre.

Our Activities

In addition to attending the monthly public meetings, some members do one or more of the following activities:

  • work on projects, such as books about Marion’s history (Yesterday’s Child, Tomorrow is Yesterday and The Colin Phelps Story) and the Closed Schools of Marion exhibition in 2011.
  • volunteer at the Marion Heritage Research Centre (MHRC).
  • volunteer at the Marion Historic Village Museum.
  • prepare and guide walks or tours in the City of Marion.
  • undertake research, take photographs, prepare information resources about aspects of Marion’s history for display in the MHRC and the Museum.


Marion Historical Society Newsletters

2022 Marion Historical Society Newsletters
2018 Marion Historical Society Newsletters

To access archived copies of the Marion Historical Society Newsletters from 1985 to 2015 please visit the Marion Heritage Research Centre, which is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 4 pm.

Marion Heritage Research Centre  

Address: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Postal: PO Box 21 Park Holme South Australia 5043

Located inthe old 'red house', next to Council's Administration building, the Marion Heritage Research Centre is an informative focal point for cultural heritage in Marion.