2024 Annual General Meeting

Author of “Under Mount Lofty”, Robert Martin, will speak about progress on the updates to his original work.

All details of this and the AGM are on the flyer below. Please RSVP as requested.

2024 Events Programme

Please realise that the events below are subject to change.

Regular posts will continue to inform you about coming events with details and booking information.

History Centre Christmas Closure

Our History Centre in the Coventry Library will be closed from Tuesday 19th December for our volunteers to take a break, re-opening on Tuesday 30th January. During this time our displays can still be viewed and essential enquiries directed to our President on 0419 816 490. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Christmas Nativities

Our final event for 2023 leads into Christmas with Songs, Stories and a particular focus on Christmas Nativity traditions.

All details on the flyer below.

Please RSVP as requested.

Breaker Morant and the South African Memorial

Our Frank Hurren Memorial Presentation this year by Dr. Tony Stimson will focus on the controversial topic of Breaker Morant’s omission from the memorial and the ongoing role of war memorials in the community.

Please RSVP as per the details on the flyer below

The Life of Kate Cocks

Lainie Anderson presents the life of South Australia’s Kate Cocks, celebrated policewoman and founder of the Methodist Home for Girls and Babies

All details on the flyer below. Please RSVP as requested

Wildly Woolly!

As we enter the first month of winter, here’s an event to inspire your creativity or perhaps just enhance your understanding of the ancient art of knitting.

Please RSVP as requested.

Book Launch Invitation

Special Event –  Book Launch

Friday Evening 2nd June 2023 – 7.00pm-9.00pm

Coventry Library Stirling.

Dear Members

We are delighted to invite you all to an unexpected addition to our Event Program for 2023.

This biography  has been researched and published by members of the well-known  Murrell family in memory of their late uncle, Bill Murrell  a former resident of the Adelaide Hills and a significant mentor and collector of the works by emerging artists in the Adelaide Hills.

The MLDHS  has worked closely with Thomas Murrell as he followed a similar commitment to “uncover, preserve and publish the histories of the Mount Lofty Districts”. We have enjoyed and benefited from our involvement in this project and appreciate the opportunity to support  the launching of this fascinating work.

We hope to see you at the launch. The invitation is attached below.

Warm regards to all

Ann Herraman

Dr Ann Herraman

President MLDHS

M 0419 816 490

Trains and Railways

Our special History Month Event for 2023 gives an insight into the trains and railways that have been part of our lives and focusses on the transformations that the coming of the Railway made to life in the Hills and beyond.

Be sure to RSVP to reserve your place.