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Colonel Light Gardens with Keith Conlon

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. 

Sir Samuel Way Building to be restored

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.

Celebrating South Australia’s Heritage 

Archived Events and News

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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

Stay tuned for Heritage Grants news

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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