Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society Inc, South Australia

Identity area

Identifier

daa/280

Authorized form of name

Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society Inc, South Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society Museum, South Australia

Type

  • Community

Contact area

 

Assistant Secretary

Type

Address

Street address

Eyre Highway, Kimba
Postal address: PO Box 71, Kimba SA 5641

Locality

Kimba

Region

South Australia

Country name

Postal code

5641

Telephone

08 8627 2205

Fax

Note

Description area

History

Founded in March 1971, the Society aims to collect, archive and display local history items relating to Kimba and runs a heritage complex of eight historic buildings, various sheds housing pioneer domestic and farming collections and a separate museum/library centre, all in a bushland setting.

Geographical and cultural context

Kimba is a rural service town on the Eyre Highway at the top of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Secretary

Records management and collecting policies

Material relating to the local history of the Kimba District.

Buildings

The historic buildings, moved and rebuilt on the site, include an historic pioneer house, a one teacher school, a blacksmith shop, a government shed, a general store, a wheat buyer's hut and a telephone exchange. The interpretive museum centre is in a separate building.

Holdings

An interpretive museum centre contains the society's records, displays of smaller items, as well as oral histories, many photographs, newspapers and other documents, telling the story of the pioneering and development of Kimba town and district, dating from the 1840s. Themes include aboriginal to farming, Gawler Ranges, pastoral, police and telegraph.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-11am, 2-4pm; Sunday 1.30-4pm.
Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday.

Access conditions and requirements

One week's advance notice required including details of area of research, name and address.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Eyre Highway, Kimba Postal address: PO Box 71, Kimba SA 5641
Kimba, South Australia 5641