Talking History

Talking History is a series of free monthly lectures hosted by the History Trust of South Australia. Each month you can hear about a different aspect of South Australia’s history. We have a range of speakers from various disciplines, from history and archaeology to architecture and community research. Everybody is welcome.

Specific event details will be uploaded on our ‘What’s On’ page closer to each lecture.


Tuesday 19 March
Dr Paul Sendziuk & Robert Foster – A History of South Australia

Tuesday 16 April
Professor Catherine Speck – Hans and Nora Heysen

Tuesday 14 May
Denise George – Mary Lee: The life and times of a ‘turbulent anarchist’

Tuesday 28 May
Lainie Anderson – The epic flight that shrank the world

Tuesday 18 June
Dr Adrian Rudzinski & Victor Korobacz – The impact of Henry Krips, composer, conductor and educator, on South Australia’s cultural history 1949-1972

Tuesday 16 July  – Speaker to be confirmed

Tuesday 20 August
Professor Angela Woollacott – Don Dunstan: A biography

Monday 30 September
Dr Michael Molkentin: Anzac and Aviator 

Tuesday 15 October
Denise Schumann & Meleisa Judge: The Story of the forgotten sculptor August Saupe: 1844-1913 

Tuesday 19 November
Fidelma Breen and Stephanie James: Irish South Australia – New histories and insights


To listen to previous Talking History recordings, visit Soundcloud.