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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.

2020 Program

Upcoming events

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all programmed meetings have been cancelled.
This is really disappointing because, as you can see, it is an excellent program.
Hopefully we can resume meetings before the end of the year.

  • February 19: Prof Philip Payton – Early Cornish Immigration
  • March 18: Stephanie James – Irish South Australia
  • April 15: AGM and Show & Tell
  • May 20: Pamela Rajkowski – The First Australian Cameleer Settlers (History month event with supper) CANCELLED
  • June 17: Gillian Dooley – Matthew Flinders CANCELLED
  • July 15: A guided excursion to West Terrace Cemetery
    Free, 10:30 am, good walking shoes advised
  • August 19: Ian Morphett – The Colin Phelps Story CANCELLED
  • September 16: David Jarman – Sir Hubert Wilkins: Who’s he? CANCELLED
  • October 21: Heather Cox – Cobham Hall CANCELLED
  • Sunday 22 November: Break-up luncheon at Marion Sports Club CANCELLED

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 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.