Harnessing the River Murray: Family Life on River Murray lock-construction camps

On Monday October 21 at 7.30 pm, Burnside Historical Society, (Adelaide) hosts a talk by Helen Stagg on Locking the River Murray.

Helen’s paper takes a journey through the research for her book, Harnessing the River Murray: stories of the people who built Locks 1 to 9, 1915-1935.* (*Available for purchase on the night, $45.00, cash only) She reveals her motivation to record the stories and experiences of people who did not get the chance to author their own story. Her presentation will include some of the first-hand accounts and oral history which informed her research, including a ‘metaphorical literary time-capsule’ of letters written by children on the locks in the 1920s.

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.

Location: Coralie Soward Hall, Burnside Community Centre (adjacent Burnside Library)

401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065. Enter car park from Fisher Street, off Portrush Road.

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