Publications

West Torrens Historical Society list of books for sale including, West Torrens Suburb Names, A Pictorial History of West Torrens, West Torrens Historian & Natures Pilgrim.

The West Torrens Historian is the newsletter of the West Torrens Historical Society Inc and is published each April, August and December.

Volume 13 No.2 is now available for $2 from members of the Society, or by writing to the West Torrens Historical Society (PO Box 43 Marleston SA 5033), enclosing $3.20 to cover cost plus postage.

Paid-up members of the "Friends of the West Torrens Historical Society" receive a free copy of each edition of the The West Torrens Historian. Click here to access The West Torrens Historian online

Book, West Torrens Suburb Names Old & New

The West Torrens Historical Society and the City of West Torrens have published a 48-page illustrated book on the old and new suburb names of our Council area. Since 1853 there have been more than 100 suburb names in the district - many are no longer used. Have you heard of Weeroopa, Twickenham, Meldreth Park, Horncastle, Grey, Leackly, Marshfield or Ellenville?

Much research has been done into the derivation and exact localities of these former suburbs along with those that we know today. This book is available for $5 (postage extra) from the West Torrens Historical Society Inc, PO Box 43 Marleston SA 5033 or by telephoning 83569768 or 84433380.

Book, A Pictorial History of West Torrens

This 88-page book of photographs of a great many aspects of the history of West Torrens is available from the West Torrens Historical Society for $10 (postage extra).

Compiled in 1980 by Mrs D.M. Marles, OAM, this book is invaluable to students and researchers of local history. With 185 photographs and maps, it covers people, places and events.

As stocks are limited it is suggested that application be made to the Society at PO Box 43 Marleston SA 5033, or telephone John Gray (08)83569768 or

John Andrewartha (08)84433380 or email

Book, Natures Pilgrim

Nature's Pilgrim written by Rob Linn is the story of how one man, Captain S. A. White and his family grew to love the natural enviroment.

The life and journeys of Captian S. A. White naturalist, author, and conservationlist.

This book is available for $10 (postage extra) from the West Torrens Historical Society Inc, PO Box 43 Marleston SA 5033 or by telephoning 83569768 or 84433380.

Kandahar and some of the people who lived there: a brief history is a booklet compiled by members of the West Torrens Historical Society detailing the background of the historic house and the land surrounding it. From 1849 through to 2021, the booklet gives information about the Earl of Kandahar, whom the house was named after, and includes maps and pictures through the years. Pick up a hardcopy from the Society or download a copy.

The Scent of Eucalyptus Walk: an historical walk of Barbara Hanrahan’s Thebarton is an update of a booklet prepared by Friends of the Thebarton Library, Thebarton Historical Society University of South Australia, 1994. On this walk you will visit places which were important to Barbara Hanrahan as she grew up in the 1940s and early 1950s. The walk seeks to give you an impression of how the suburbs of Thebarton and Mile End would have appeared in those days. It was an environment which Barbara described so poetically and with incisive accuracy in her semi-autobiographical book The Scent of Eucalyptus. Pick up a hardcopy from the Society or download a copy.

Download The Church at the Third Section : Brooklyn Park Methodist Church Diamond Jubilee 1973 (by John Andrewartha and Robert Goldsmith)


Download Much to be proud of : West Adelaide Methodism, Holder Memorial Uniting Church 1883-1983, edited by Arnold D. Hunt.


Prints of our photographic collection are available, subject to copyright.

Prices do not include postage which is extra.

Photographs:

A4 digital photo on glossy paper - $20

A5 digital photo on glossy paper - $15

Emailed digital high resolution image - $5 per image

Digital image on USB memory stick ($10 for 8g USB) + $2 per image

Photo Copying:

MEMBERS - $0.20 (A4)

NON-MEMBERS - $1.00 (A4)

Research:

Research by members per hour - $50