News & Events

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.

Anzac Commemoration Event 2023

The Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society invite you to join us on Thursday 20th April, for an ANZAC commemoration event at the Coventry Library in Stirling.

Harry McGregor and Dr Tony Stimson will both make presentations.

All details are on the flyer below and we request that you RSVP as indicated.

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.