State Records is excited to take part in South Australia’s History Festival 2022!
Bookings are essential for many events.
Stories from the Archives, from Foundation to Federation exhibition
Monday 2 May to Friday 17 June
University of Adelaide, Barr Smith Library level 1
State Records of South Australia is the oldest government archives in Australia and holds some of the state’s most important historical documents.
This exhibition showcases a selection of documents from the period between first European settlement to Federation.
The event is a collaboration of the Department of Historical and Classical Studies at the University of Adelaide, State Records, and the University of Adelaide Library.
Listen to Stories from the Archives, from Foundation to Federation
Monday 9 May and Monday 23 May 1-2pm
University of Adelaide, Barr Smith Library Special Collections Reading Room
To accompany the Stories from the Archives Exhibition, the Department of Historical and Classical Studies at the University of Adelaide will present a public lecture featuring different speakers explaining the significance of the documents on display.
The Grand Embezzle-Off
Thursday 5 May, 11am to 12pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia
State Records of South Australia and National Archives of Australia join forces for a Grand Embezzle-Off.
Stories of theft and embezzlement of varying daring and value have been plucked from each institution’s archive.
Whose thieves have the most daring plan or the crime of the greatest value? Points will be awarded in each round of the embezzle off. Who will win?
Come along and join us and you be the judge!
Friday 13 May and Monday 16 May, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
State Records of South Australia, Gepps Cross Research Centre
Tour behind the scenes at State Records of South Australia and view some treasures from the archive.
Small group tours will discover how records are kept, preserved and made accessible to the public.
Places are limited to ensure social distancing. The Research Centre will not be open on these days.
Reconciliation: Tracking Family in Public Records
Thursday 26 May, 1-2.30pm
Ngutungka West Lakes
National Archives of Australia, State Records of South Australia and the State Library of South Australia share how to track down Aboriginal family history information among the records available in their collections.
Learn about what you may find among their historic records and how to find it.
On the Record: Stories of Crime From State Records and National Archives
Friday 27 May, 6-6.45pm
Adelaide City Library
The National Archives of Australia and State Records of South Australia have been delving into their records of crime and investigations across South Australia and the nation.
Government records contain a wealth of tragic, scandalous and bizarre stories, from murder and mayhem to robberies and espionage.
Come along to hear about colourful and notorious characters found in the archives and learn how their crimes were uncovered.
See the full History Festival program for more events.