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Marion Historical Society

Marion 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.

2019 Program

Upcoming events

  • March 20: Dr Randal Williams – The History of the South Adelaide Football Club.
  • April 17: AGM and Show & Tell.
  • May 15: Greg Drew – The Worthing Mine.
  • June 19: Robert Pitt – The History of West Terrace Cemetery
  • July 17: Excursion to Watchman House and Winns Bakehouse Museum - Details TBA
    (Coromandel Valley and District Branch of the National Trust)
  • August 21: Heidi Ing – Early SA Colonists (1836) and their Descendants.
  • September 18: Howard and Rosalie Speed (Port Adelaide Camera Club) – Early Photography and Photographers in South Australia.
  • October 16: Cheryl Williss (Pioneers Association) – The Women of the Nine Ships Arriving in the Province of South Australia in 1836.
  • Sunday 24 November: Break-up luncheon at Marion Sports Club.

All visitors are welcome.


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


  • Ian Morphett - Phone: 8298 5585
  • Mandy Coote - Phone: 0401 540 024

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 2019

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, 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, Oaklands Park SA 5046

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.