Other Adelaide Hills Local History Groups

Text: Rod Kemp

Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

History is widely respected within the Adelaide Hills and many districts and towns have their own groups of enthusiastic historians and in some cases, buildings housing museums and archives. Some groups have their own websites or other forms of on-line presence.

Such groups are warmly invited to contribute their details for addition to this page. Contact us at mldhsgateways@mtloftyhistoricalsociety.org.au or drop into the Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society Centre at the Coventry Library, 63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling. The Local & Garden History Centre opens between 2 and 4pm on all days that the Library is open.

All groups welcome new members and offer a range of assistance to the general public who are exploring local history.

Nairne Museum
Nairne Institute

Located in the heritage listed Institute building, the Nairne Community Museum is a local history museum run by volunteers


East Torrens Historical Society
Marble Hill

The East Torrens Historical Society is based at Norton Summit, in the Adelaide Hills.

Established in 1982 the Society has approximately 30-40 members who regularly attend bi-monthly meetings.


Gumeracha & District History Centre
Gumeracha Town Hall

The Torrens Valley and District Historical Society combined with the Gumeracha District Local History Centre on 23 February 1994 to form the Gumeracha & District History Centre Inc. The Centre continues the traditions of the Torrens Valley and District Historical Society established in 1976.


Mt Torrens & District Community Association
The Old Coach House

The Mt Torrens & Districts Community Association promotes interest in the town and district’s history and culture past, present and future by supporting the preservation of historic buildings, sites and environs, and the sustainable development of amenities for local residents and visitors.


Balhannah Archive
Balhannah Soldiers Memorial Hall

An historical archive for the Oakbank, Balhannah and Verdun area of the Adelaide Hills based at the Balhannah Soldiers’ Memorial Hall


Mylor History Group
Mylor Main Street

Mylor History Group seeks to learn about and preserve the history of the people and events in Mylor South Australia.


Forest Range & Lenswood History Group

Forest Range General Store and Post office, and Collins home taken from Forest Range Oval in early 1900’s.

The Group was formed with the aim of conserving resources and preserving the historical heritage of the Forest Range and Lenswood district.




We are aware of other local history groups in the Adelaide Hills and invite them to provide their details to be added to this page.

Contact us at mldhsgateways@mtloftyhistoricalsociety.org.au if you would like your group to appear here.