XVI th EASTERN REGION HISTORY SEMINAR 2022 – Re-imagining local history after 40 years

Category: Special Tour

Saturday 22nd October 2022

Marble Hill Stables, 314 Marble Hill Road, Marble Hill 5137

9.15 – 9.55 am         Registration

10.00 – 10.15 am    Welcome 

                                   Dr Geoffrey Bishop, President, East Torrens Historical Society

                                   Dr Patricia Michell, Heritage Director, Marble Hill

10.15 – 11.00 am     Guest Speaker: Liz Harfull, Adelaide Hills author and journalist, photographer 

                                   and consultant: Giving a voice  to women’s stories in local history

 11.00 – 11.30 am    Morning Tea

11.30 – 1.00 pm       Group reports – groups present an appraisal of how their group has influenced

                                   local attitudes toward local heritage preservation and recognition (5 minutes

                                   each plus question time at the end of the session)

1.00 – 1.45 pm         Lunch

1.45 – 3.15 pm          Site tours – Marble Hill – a restoration project in action.  Guided tours of the

                                   Stables and grounds, including hilltop lookout.  (No public access to main

                                   residence which is still a building site)

3.15 to 3.30 pm      Afternoon tea and closure of the seminar.


Seminar hosted by East Torrens Historical Society Inc. and Marble Hill Heritage

Our thanks to the Michell family for hosting the seminar at Marble HillE: mndfletcher@bigpond.com


Registration Fee $45 per person due by Friday 7 October 2022.

Contact ETHS Treasurer, Mary Fletcher on 0419 910 196 or E: mndfletcher@bigpond.com for further details and a registration form.

Day in Historical Magill

Category: Special Tour

Wednesday 28 September 2022. 

Bookings are essential – 0422 705 916


Meet at Tower Hotel at 9.50 am for a guided walk around old Magill village.

Parking available at Tower Hotel.

Lunch at own expense at Tower Hotel at 12.00 pm.

Drive to Magill Wesleyan Cemetery, Jackson Street, Magill for a guided tour starting at 2.00 pm for an hour

Visit to Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum and District

Category: Special Tour

Day Visit to Port Adelaide

Thursday 14 October 2021

Bookings and payments to be finalised by Monday 31 August to Cathy Bransbury and Treasurer

Cost $15 on bus 

or $7 per car

(This includes entrance to Museum and tour of District)

Lunch at Birkenhead Tavern at own cost,

Bus departs Council car park at 9.15 am 


10.00 am     Arrival at Port Adelaide Historical Society’s Museum at 95 Fletcher Rd, Peterhead

                                      Morning Tea, Tour of Museum, Talk by PAHS member

12 noon       Lunch at the very popular Birkenhead Tavern at your own expense

                                      Wide range of reasonably priced meals, 20% discount for all Seniors

2.00 pm       Afternoon tour of historic points of interest in and around Port Adelaide

                                      eg the Lighthouse, Semaphore, Fort Glanville and Port Misery

4.00 pm      Return to Burnside by 4.00 pm


Visit Wheal Watkins Mine Glen Osmond, Sunday 5th June 2016

Category: Special Tour

Sunday 5th June 2016, 1 – 4pm

Did you miss out on our Wheal Watkins mine tours during South Australia’s History Festival? Please join us for a surface visit to the State Heritage listed Wheal Watkins mine at Glen Osmond. This is a free event where you can learn more about the mine’s history and look into the tunnels from the mine entrances.

We’d love to see the mine reopened for heritage tours in the future.

Parking available at the end of Allandale Avenue, Glen Osmond.

Enquiries to 0418 802 041.

Come along. Bring your family and friends.

Please note there are no toilets on site.

Read more about the mine on weekendnotes.com.