The City of Playford (former Munno Para and Elizabeth Council area) has a rich and diverse local history, but everyday history is being lost, people pass away or move without having their knowledge recorded, or material may get thrown out because it’s not considered important.
The group has adopted a history project, Smithfield 150 years ago, 1865. Research is to be carried out on the original settlement, who lived where etc.Currently a standing committee has been formed to help establish the society. We will formally launch the society as part of History Month in May 2014.
We are looking for more people to be involved. If you have some time and or a particular area of expertise we would love to have you onboard. If you would like to be kept upto date with what the Society is doing, send us your email address.
Aims of Society
- To arouse interest in and to promote the study and discussion of the history of Playford and South Australia.
- To promote the preservation of material relating to that history and encourage community access to that material.
- To assist in the preservation of buildings and sites, significant to Playford.
- Co-operate with similar societies and other bodies throughout Australia.
MeetingsThe Historical Society will hold monthly meetings from February to December. These will be in the City of Playford Civic Centre, the first Wednesday of the month, from 2:00 – 4:00pm. The meeting will include the formal meeting, followed by a planned programme of lectures where guest speakers are invited to present an address on relevant and topical subjects
The public are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.Annual membership cost
$15 single$25 couple
If you have any questions about the Society or would like to join, then please contact;
City of Playford Library
Ph: 8256 0382
12 Bishopstone Road
Davoren Park SA 5113