2017 South Australia’s 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. Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the former Mitcham Police Station with a day of theme games and activities, enjoy the exhibition, take a guided walk through Belair Village, Brownhill Creek or the Mitcham Anglican and General Cemeteries, explore with our new heritage app or discover how to build your family history. 

Charged: The Local Law, Lawbreakers and Larrikins 

Get the feel of suburban policing in this exhibition held in the station’s former Charge Room

Mitcham had its own police station from 1892 to 1967. Discover the stories of the local larrikins and lawbreakers, the law enforcers and the do-gooders. Police artefacts on loan from SA Police Museum. 

Bookings: Not required

Date:Throughout May
Time:

Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 13 May 10 am to 4 pm

Location: 

Mitcham Heritage Research Centre,
Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham

Cost:Free

Charged – Under Lock and Key 

Immerse yourself in a day of discovery and adventure at the Mitcham Cultural Village as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the former Mitcham Police Station.  

Take part in the hunt for clues around the Village. Snap your own mugshot. Check out the police cell. Add your own personally inscribed lock to the courtyard cell. See vintage police cars, bikes and other police artefacts. Find out what life was like at a suburban police station. Be entertained by roving performers. Make lock inspired jewellery and much more. This event promises to be packed full of fun! 

Date:Saturday 13 May
Time:

10 am to 3 pm

Location: 

Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham

Cost:Free

Belair Heritage Trail: The Healthy, the Wealthy and the Wise 

Wind your way along Sheoak Road through this pretty former village. 

Take the guided tour of Belair Village, admire the heritage buildings and delve into some unusual stories about this pretty hamlet. Get help with downloading and using the new heritage trails App along the way if needed. IPads provided on request.

Bookings preferred.

Date:

16 May

Time:

10.30 am to 12 noon

Location: 

Meet on the corner of Sheoak Road and Sir Edwin Avenue, Belair

Cost:Free

Gone but Not Silent 

They may have left us but the trailblazing men and women of Mitcham and South Australia still have a story to tell.  

Take a guided walking tour through the heritage listed Mitcham Anglican and General Cemeteries and meet the pioneers and identities who’ve helped shape our lives. Some uneven pathways.

Bookings preferred.

Date:

Wednesday 10 and 24 May

Time:

10.30 am to 12 noon

Location: 

Meet at the Rotunda, Mitcham General Cemetery, Old Belair Road, Mitcham

Cost:Free

Go Exploring: the Heritage Trails App 

Download Mitcham Council's new Heritage App and explore hills and plains heritage at your own pace.  

Discover the top 20 heritage places in four areas. Click on the interactive map and customise your tour. Access a photo and story of each place and locate reserves, amenities and cafes en-route.

Date:

Anytime

Time:

Anytime

Location: 

City of Mitcham

Cost:Free

Finding Yourself in the Archives 

State Records SA stores over 70 kilometres of records!  

A Senior Archivist from State Records will explain how the wealth of state records can help you build your own family’s history. After morning tea, learn how Mitcham Council's local history service can help you research your family and house histories.

Bookings Essential.

Date:

Tuesday 9 May

Time:

10 am to 12 noon

Location: 

The Institute, Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham

Cost:Free

Brownhill Creek: Not Just a Pleasure 

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

Tread the paths of the quarrymen, the farmers and the families who lived there as you enjoy the area's natural beauty. Choose one or both walks. Some narrow and uneven pathways.

Bookings essential.

Date:

Saturday 6 May

Time:

Walk 1 (westerly) 1 pm to 2 pm

Walk 2 (easterly) 2.15 pm to 4 pm

Location: 

Both walks meet in Mitcham Lions Club picnic area carpark just after the White Bridge, 1 km from Brownhill Creek Recreation Park entrance, Brownhill Creek Road, Brownhill Creek

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

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