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History Festival - May 2017

1 May 2017

State Records SA is inviting you to take a step back in time as it hosts a series of events for this year’s History Festival which will run from 1 - 31 May 2017.

Learn about the sordid past of South Australian criminals, or dive deep into State Records’ 90 linear kilometres of records through events hosted by State Records [link no longer active] this May.

Some of the exciting events on offer include:

  • Archives Open! [link no longer active] 
    Which is our open day on Sunday 21 May. Our research centre will be open for research along with tours of the repository, family history talks, a sausage sizzle and digitisation demonstrations.
  • He Shot the Sherriff: Crimes from the Archive [link no longer active] 
    This is our crime talk on Saturday 27 May. We’ll be talking about some scandalous, tragic and unusual stories, including runaway convicts, a murder at Government House and showing some criminal mugshots from the state's past.
  • Transport Yourself: Historical Images at Your Own Pace.
    This is an online Flickr gallery featuring plans and photos of trains, trams, buses, cars, bicycles and horse drawn vehicles from our collection showing the state’s transport history.
  • A family history talk [link no longer active] at the Goolwa Library Thursday 4 May.
  • A family history talk [link no longer active] at Mitcham Cultural Village Tuesday 9 May.
  • A joint talk with the Migration Museum on destitute asylum records [link no longer active] Saturday 6 May and Monday 8 May.
  • Exploring and writing family and local history [link no longer active], a talk on using our records Friday 5 May.

Find out more at the History Festival website.