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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.

2021 Program

Upcoming events

  • February 17: Pam Rajkowski – The Afghan Cameleers
  • March 17: Stephanie James – Irish Immigration to South Australia
  • April 21: AGM and Show & Tell
  • May 19 (History Month): Patricia Sumerling – Who was Bert Edwards, King of the West End?
  • June 16: Beth Ingram – A New Start – Moving to Marion in the 1950s
  • July 21: Excursion to Glandore Community Centre (purchase morning tea)
  • August 18: Clem Latz – Georgiana Molloy – WA Colonist and Botanist
  • September 15: David Jarman – The Wetlands
  • October 20: To be advised
  • Sunday 21 November: Christmas lunch at Marion Sports Club

All visitors are welcome.

Meetings

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.

Please check our Facebook page or email or call for venue details.

Contacts

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

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.

Annual subscriptions

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

Marion Historical Society Newsletters 2020

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.