About Time: South Australia's History Festival


Welcome to About Time 2014! This event is all about exploring our history - we hope you'll enjoy what is on offer this year. There are close to 500 events presented by more than 300 organisers around the state. 

Join the conversation: We'd love to hear your feedback about the program and the events you attend - you can join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter

We are also delighted to bring you Open House Adelaide  as part of About Time. If you love architecture, you won't want to miss this one! This year Open House Adelaide has its own program and all the details are on the website.

We hope you have a great May delving into the past, and we look forward to seeing you out and about!

Exploring Mallala's past

This year's bus tour entitled 'Exploring Mallala's past' will focus on the Mallala area, highligting local historical points of interest including the Mallala Museum and Mallala... Read more

Discover the history of the North Adelaide Institute Building

Take the opportunity to view this beautiful heritage-listed public building first opened in 1884. Originally the North Adelaide Institute, the building now houses the North... Read more

Bringing our past to life

Experience the treasure trove of memories and exhibits from an era past. The Village captures the development of a typical rural community with over 45 buildings and displays,... Read more

The influential urban Germans in East Adelaide

The University of Queensland's Samuel Finch spent many weeks last year researching the archives at the St Peters Cultural Heritage Centre and will present an engaging talk that... Read more

Brownhill Creek: Changing course

‘Wirraparinga’ was once a favourite gathering place for the Kaurna people. With European settlement of the area in 1837 Brownhill Creek was exploited for its rich resources. In... Read more

'Is that a Queen Anne?'

Don’t know your Queen Anne from your Victorian villa? Not sure which is the correct verandah style for your house? Confused about bargeboards and fascias? Join the City of Mitcham... Read more

City of Great Buildings bicycle tour

Dress in your Sunday best, pop on your helmet and join our tour guide 'Gwendolyn' for a bicycle tour with a twist. Experience the City of Adelaide's Great Buildings as submitted... Read more

Guided bus tour of sites and buildings of significance

The story of settlement of the district starts from 1837 and visitors will discover many fascinating stories. A guide who knows the history will show you buildings and places and... Read more