Our 2023 Programme of Events

This programme supersedes the previous mailout and includes some alterations. As always, events beyond our control may result in further changes. Please watch for future posts on this website for the latest information about coming events.

2023 AGM and “Footy” Presentation

This year’s Annual General Meeting will include a presentation by Chris Chardon about “Footy in the Hills”. Chris is well qualified to speak on this subject and will bring to light the results of his knowledge and research.

Bookings are essential; please RSVP as indicated on the flyer below.

AGM Deferred

Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Mt. Lofty Districts Historical Society, previously scheduled for Friday 3rd March, has been deferred until Friday 24th March.

All other details remain the same and we look forward to Chris Chardon presenting the history of Australian Rules Football in the district.

Visit to Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Garden

You are invited to our next event which includes a visit to the Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Garden, Lunch and a talk at the local RSL.

If you have not seen this memorial before, it has a very diverse and picturesque layout with all sorts of interesting memorial items scattered through an attractive native garden.

Please RSVP as indicated in the flyer below.

“Murder at Christmas”- it’s back!

The previously highly anticipated presentation by Dr Anthony Stimson, which was postponed due to COVID-19, is now back on our calendar in early August. Real-life drama in our own neighbourhood, now mostly forgotten but set to be revived at this year’s Frank Hurren Memorial presentation.

This will be a popular event and RSVPs are essential

All details in the flyer below.

Flinders Column On-line

For many years it has been a goal of the Society to make our collection available on-line to reach a world-wide audience. Our facebook page and website have gone a small way towards achieving this goal, but we are limited by a lack of volunteers to assist in digitising what is at present a very non-digital collection.

We would welcome assistance in this task. Volunteer

Nevertheless, progress continues and today we can announce that the earliest of the society’s newsletters, from 1978, are now available on our website and we hope to add many more in the future. Look for the “Publications” menu on our home page and choose “Past Issues of the Flinders Column”, or simply click or tap here

Financial members of the Society will continue to receive regular printed issues of the current Flinders Column, as part of their membership subscription and we will only be publishing bygone issues on-line.