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Social Studies

Discovering History

Venue - Uniting Church 'Open Door', Collingwood Street, Goolwa.

Monthly .. 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10.00am

Commencing .. Wednesday 16th February, 2022

This is a DVD presentation by 'The Great Courses'.  We will be starting 'The Ottoman Empire' in February 2022.  The lecturer is Professor Kenneth who

presented 'World of Byzantium' (seen in 2019/202 by the History Group.

Co-Ordinator : Jeanette Clarke

for further information please email Jeanette via the 'contact us' page of this website


History Research Group

Venue - St Augustine's Church Hall, Burke Street, Victor Harbor

The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each Month at 10.00am

Commencing .. Thursday, 10th march, 2022.

We are a group of friendly and relaxed history enthusiasts who meet monthly to hear presentations from our members.  Each presentation lasts about 40 mins and is enhanced by a PowerPoint slide show.  We have had, in the past, speakers who may not necessarily live in the area but are happy to give a presentation for us.  All are welcome ...

Coordinators:  Mary Ann (Wardie) Adamson and Pat Uppill  

for further information please email Mary or Paul via the 'contact us' page on this website.

Thursday - 10th March, 2022

Speaker .. Pat Uppill

Bald Hills

A History of its People

Speaker .. Anna Kiernan

Why USA entered WW1 .. The Zimmerman telegram

Thursday - 14th April, 2022

Speaker .. Ron Ritter 

The First Royal Visit to

Australia 1867-1868

Speaker .. Maryanne McGill

WW11 and Women in Australia

Thursday - 12th May, 2022

Speaker .. Ruth Gates 

Jemima Magor : Emigrant to pauper's grave

Speaker .. Jean Crowther

George Goyder : Surveyor General

Thursday - 9th June, 2022

Speaker .. Gail Abercrombie



Speaker .. Paul Adams

Continuation of the Elder Smith Company and Thomas Elder

Goolwa Local History Group

Venue -Anglican Church Hall, Crocker Street, Goolwa.

Wednesday Fortnightly (2nd and 4th Wednesday) at 10.00am

Commencing .. Wednesday 9th February, 2022

Topics include the Ngarrindjeri, Sturt, the Murray mouth, Currency Creek, European settlement, Adelaide and nearby Southern Fleurieu Peninsula,

the river trade, “Little Scotland”, the railways, WWI and WWII, electoral representation, significant organisations and people, social history and tourism. 

Some readings are provided. Participants can share their knowledge and any research.

Co-Ordinator : Derek Bowman

for further information please email Derek via the 'contact us' page of this website



Venue - HMVC, cnr Warne and Jolly Streets, Victor Harbor

Wednesday Monthly (1st Wednesday of each Month) at 10.00am

Commencing .. Wednesday 2nd March, 2022

Philosophy addresses what are sometimes called the 'big questions' of human existence.  The group explores, as best it can, the possible answers.

Co-Ordinators : Trevor Rose and Anna Kiernan

for further information please email Derek via the 'contact us' page of this website


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