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
Officer in charge: Secretary
Records management and collecting policies
Material relating to the local history of the Kimba District.
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.
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