Tuna Fishing Industry, South Australia

“From the fishermen to the tuna spotters, the radio workers to the families and friends left at home while the fish were being caught, the history of South Australia’s tuna fishing industry has been preserved in a new documentary.  Director Garry Kerr interviewed more than 30 people over the two years it took to make the documentary Those Were The Days, which looks at the industry from the 1930s to the 1980s.”  See full story here.

Artefacts at Adelaide Gaol

A recent dig in the old women's cell block of the Adelaide Gaol has uncovered a treasure trove of artefacts from the 1840s. Keryn Walshe, a researcher for archaeology at the SA Museum, led the excavation into the gaol's past. Keryn said the findings confirmed oral history that was recorded after the colonisation of South Australia that residents first settled along the banks of the River Torrens.  For full story click here.