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.

2018 program

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

  • Tuesday 13 February – Dr Adam Paterson: Leviathan – An Astonishing History of Whales (this lecture will be held at the South Australian Maritime Museum)
  • Tuesday 20 March – Greg Drew: Reinterpretation of the Discovery of Captain Bagot’s Mine, Kapunda
  • Tuesday 17 April – Dr Alice Gorman: From Venus to Voyager: What Space Junk says about Humans beyond Earth
  • Tuesday 15 May – International Museums Day panel discussion: Hyperconnected Museums – New Approaches, New Publics
  • Tuesday 19 June – Dr Gillian Dooley: Matthew Flinders and his Friends
  • Tuesday 17 July – Helen Stagg: Harnessing the River Murray, a Journey of Discovery: Archives and Voices from the Past
  • Tuesday 21 August – Liz Harfull: Tried, Tested and True: Celebrating Australian Community Cookbooks
  • Tuesday 18 September – Dr Julie Collins and Peter Lekkas: Stories, Statistics and Sanatoria: Tuberculosis in South Australia in the early Twentieth Century
  • Friday 9 November – Sharon Cleary and Robert Kearney: Valour & Violets, South Australia in the Great War
  • Tuesday 20 November – Dr Nikki Sullivan and Amy Dale: Greetings From…The Power of Souvenirs


To listen to previous Talking History recordings, visit Soundcloud.