News & Events

2017 Membership Renewal

Dear Members,

It is that time of year again to begin renewal of memberships. Members should receive the latest Membership Renewal form via email or post or you can download it at the link below.

New Members are welcome and can obtain information and forms from the History Centre in the Coventry Library at Stirling on any day except Monday between 2 and 4pm

We look forward to your continued support of the Historical Society which grows in strength from year to year. In fact we welcomed 13 new members in 2016.

The second of two Flinders Columns is underway and on track to be issued early April 2017. It promises to be a delightful edition with a focus primarily on the local railway.

Our year ahead of Events is looking quite diverse with one or two exciting events still to be revealed at our AGM on 31st March so we do hope you can make it to this gathering.

Kathy Inverarity will be taking on the role of Membership Officer this year as I complete my final year of study at Flinders University. I will still be present within the society in a less active role however I have no doubt you will be in good hands.

In the interim enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM in March.

Best regards,




2017 Events Calendar

We are pleased to bring you our 2017 Events Calendar.
You will note a couple of items are still to be clarified and as soon as this has occurred an updated Events List w2017-eventsill be issued.  It’s going to be a great year ahead with a wonderful variety of Guest Speakers.  We look forward to catching up with you as our events unfold.

Special “Stirling” Edition of the Flinders Column now available


Available now for local members to pick up from the Coventry Library front desk or the History Centre, $12 cash on pickup

Also available to be posted to you within Australia, $15 includes p&p. Please use the order form below.

  • To pay by direct deposit, fill out the order form, make the transfer to our account and either print and post the form to our PO box or email to us.
  • To pay by cheque, print & fill out the order form. Attach a cheque and post to our PO box.

Click on the link directly below to open the order form :


Come and visit

J and EC Stirling at St Vigeans

The Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society is based in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia. The Society provides access to a wealth of information about the history of the area through its Local and Garden History Centre in Stirling.


Uniquely, the History Centre brings together the history of local people and the remarkable gardens which influenced the development of this region.

It is located in the new Coventry Library, an award-winning building and the hub of the local community, attracting more than 2000 visitors a day.

The History Centre opened in 2008 thanks to the help of an Australian Government grant under the Regional Partnerships Program, the Adelaide Hills Council and several generous benefactors. It features a public display and research area, with freely available research materials, and a large functional workroom and store room which houses the Society’s collection.

Volunteers are available to assist people with inquiries between 2pm and 4 pm on days the Library is open. So come and visit us, and learn more about this fascinating corner of South Australia and its remarkable history.