Talking History - Writing a New History of South Australia

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History Trust of South Australia

Torrens Parade Ground

Victoria Drive

Adelaide, SA 5000

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In this stimulating and interactive presentation, Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster, the authors of A History of South Australia (Cambridge University Press, 2018) discuss how they approached writing the book. How does one tell an engaging chronological story of South Australia’s past – from before European settlement to the present day – in a coherent and inclusive fashion? How does one choose what to include and what (and who) must necessarily be left out? How does the book differ from previous accounts? And, from a comparative perspective, what makes South Australian history ‘distinctive’?


This free public lecture is part of the History Trust's Talking History series.

Doors open at 5pm. Lecture will commence at 5.30pm.

Parking available on Torrens Parade Ground, off Victoria Drive. Light refreshments provided before the lecture.

Wine sponsor - O'Leary Walker Wines. Visit olearywalkerwines.com



Paul Sendziuk is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide. He has expertise in the histories of twentieth century Australia, immigration, disease and public health. He is the author of Learning to Trust: Australian Responses to AIDS (2003), co-author of A History of South Australia (2018), and co-editor of Turning Points: Chapters in South Australian History (2012) and Foundational Fictions in South Australian History (2018).

Robert Foster is an Associate Professor in the History Department of the University of Adelaide. He has published extensively in the field of South Australian Indigenous history, and is co-author of A History of South Australia (2018), Fragile Settlements Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada (2016), Out of the Silence: The History and Memory of South Australia's Frontier Wars (2012), and Fatal Collisions: The South Australian Frontier and the Violence of Memory (2001).

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Torrens Parade Ground

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Adelaide, SA 5000

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