Before ANZAC Day 2020, Keith Conlon spoke to David Bevan on ABC Radio Adelaide about Colonel Light Gardens and its strong World War 1 connections.
Keith is Chair of the South Australian Heritage Council.
Listen to the interview.
Just prior to its layout in 1921, the Grange Farm, (purchased by the State Government), became a major World War 1 army training camp 1915-1920. After the war there was a shortage of housing with so many soldiers returning home, and so the government introduced the Thousand Home Scheme, the first major public housing scheme in Australia. About 700 were built in the new suburb in the 1920s.
The South Australian Heritage Council proposed it be a State Heritage Area and it was declared as such in 2000.
Often seen in TV news bulletins, the Sir Samuel Way Building in Victoria Square was in its own news story in November 2020. ABC TV News Report Alina Eacott talked to the Chair of the South Australian Heritage Council, Keith Conlon, about its origins as a grand department store in 1916 and the huge blaze which gutted the building in 1948.
One of the best known State Heritage Places, the building exterior will be restored, thanks to a decision through the November 2020 State Government Budget.
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The Environment, Resources and Development Committee of Parliament report into Heritage Reform
Important changes to Historic Shipwreck legislation
Essence of Heritage Photo/Video Competition winners announced
Essence of Heritage Top 20 finalist photos chosen - Vote for your favourite!
Liturgy, community, modernity: Postwar places of worship in South Australia - 29 October 2019
Growing Heritage Tourism in South Australia
40 Years of the Burra Charter
South Australian History Network
Essence of Heritage Photo/Video Competition now open
Heritage Tourism Strategy launched
Second round of SA Heritage Grants opens
Three SA places win National Heritage grants
First Round of SA Heritage Grant projects announced
SA Heritage Grants NOW OPEN!
Regenerating Places of Faith Conference 16 August 2019
Burra Charter @ 40 - A celebration of the Burra Charter 30 August 2019
SA Heritage Grants opening soon
Australian Heritage Tourism Conference - 30-31 May 2019
South Australia’s History Festival - 27 April - 31 May 2019
Heritage SnAps winners announced - 31 August 2018
Heritage SnAps Photo Competition People's Choice Vote - closing 24 July 2018
Heritage SnAps Photo Competition - closing 13 July 2018
Circa outdoor theatre at Adelaide Botanic Garden 15-25 November 2018
Remembrance Display - Life Goes On @ TTG Heritage Museum
Port Adelaide heritage boat festival
Hahndorf State heritage area news and events
Belair National Park Opportunities
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GIRT Scientific Diver Pilot Project - July to December 2018
Free weekend tours at the Migration Museum in 2018
Torrens Island Quarantine Station tours
Z Ward night tours are back in 2018
Beaumont House open days
Port Adelaide Heritage Bus Tours - 26 and 27 August 2018
Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival - 24 to 25 August 2018
Heritage Friday Forum 'The Aceh Method - 17 August 2018
Winterfest is back at Hart's Mill, Port Adelaide
SnAp a heritage place to win!
South Australia's History Festival begins 28 April
Australian Heritage Festival - on now!
Heritage on Sunday - Apple Festival @ Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum 15 April 2018
Historic Houses Association Conference April 2018
CITB Heritage Trades Training 2018
Valuing our Heritage Forum @ UniSA 15 February 2018
Protecting National Historic Sites 2017-18 Grants Program - Open Now!
Stars of Christmas Past 15 – 19 November 2017 Tea Tree Gully Museum
Sea Pixels winners announced and SALA exhibition launched
SA's Cornish mining heritage sites added to National Heritage List
Three important South Australian sites added to Heritage Register
Miniature Magic @ TTG Heritage Museum
Vote now for your favourite maritime image in Sea Pixels photo competition!
Australian Heritage Festival 2017 - Registrations now open!
Enter DEWNR's Sea Pixels photo competition and win an escape to one of SA's national parks!
CITB Heritage Trades courses 2017
Organising an event for the SA History Festival 2017? Read this!
Heritage places promoted in State's $35 million tourism package
Our World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves site gets a face-lift
Queen's Theatre archaeological treasures
River wrecks added to historic register
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