History Festival

South Australia’s History Festival will run for the entire month of May.  

We invite you to celebrate our history with a host of fun events. Tour the Mitcham Anglican and General Cemeteries or join a guided walk to explore the historic Mitcham Village or the beautiful Brownhill Creek. 

Who Lies There Mitcham Cemeteries Tour  

Many of the pioneering families who helped establish South Australia and Mitcham are buried in cemeteries across the Council area.  

Take a guided walking tour through the heritage listed Mitcham Anglican and General Cemeteries, both opened in 1854 and visit the resting places of many of Mitcham's and Adelaide’s earliest pioneers and identities. You will hear many fascinating stories for a glimpse into some very interesting lives. 

Date: Wednesday 2 May
 Wednesday 16 May
Time:  10.30am to 12noon
Location: Meet at the Rotunda, Mitcham General Cemetery, Old Belair Road, Mitcham.
Cost:Free

Bookings essential. 

A Village Walk Mitcham Village Historic Walk 

In 1840 a new village called Mitcham was born. See and hear how Mitcham Village has evolved over 178 years on a guided walk through the Mitcham Village Historic Conservation area. 

Admire the heritage, architecture and hear about the lives of the early residents of the village. Tour includes a look inside the restored Old Temperance Hotel.

Date: Tuesday 8 May
 Wednesday 30 May
Time:  10am to 12noon
Location: Meet at Mitcham Heritage Research Centre, Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham.
Cost:Free

Bookings essential. 

Up the Creek Brownhill Creek Walking Tour

Generations of families have enjoyed Brownhill Creek Recreation Park. But there's more to the valley than leisure.

In 1914 Brownhill Creek was proclaimed a 'Public Pleasure Resort'. 150 years of Mitcham's history is hidden along Brownhill Creek Road and the public reserve. Tread the paths of the quarrymen, the farmers and the families who lived there as you enjoy the area's natural beauty and also discover the significance of George Prince's seven pines. 

Date: Wednesday 9 May
 Wednesday 23 May
Time:  10.30am to 12noon
Location: Meet at the Mitcham Reserve carpark off Evans Avenue.
Cost:Free

For more information about the City of Mitcham South Australian History Festival events or to make a booking call the City of Mitcham Customer Service Centre on 8372 8888 during business hours or email sahistoryfestival@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

Contact Us

Tel 08 8372 8888

Fax 08 8372 8101

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Locate Us

PO Box 21

Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062

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