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Adelaide Scanning

Adelaide Scanning can offer you a complete range of business services for all your printing, copying, scanning and document imaging services.

We can help you to preserve precious historical documents by converting them to digital files with text search function.

Documents are scanned in black+white, and colour using sharpening and colour correction techniques to match the original item at time of scanning.

  • Simple per page pricing
  • All sized documents
  • Min 300dpi resolution
  • Secure premises in CBD


Historical documentary films, combining interviews with new and archival photographs and film footage.

The principal Derek (aka Roy) Rogers has been a professional journalist for 20 years and was formerly editor of a News Ltd paper in Tasmania.


Albox Australia Pty Ltd

ALBOX was established in 1989.  It is Australian owned and operated.  It is a product development company specialising in the design of leading edge products for records management – office, archival and photographic. It joined Preview Industries Australia in 2015 and is based in Hindmarsh.

ALBOX uses polypropylene, either film, sheet, moulded or extruded in most of its products.

The ALBOX design program is to use environmentally friendly contemporary materials to replace both PVC and paperboard in stationery applications.

ALBOX designs and manufactures in house plus outsources a small amount of production to approved manufacturers in Australia and China. This enables the appropriate supply source to be chosen to meet optimum price and performance standards requested by customers.

All Things Written Pty Ltd

Barbara Cameron-Smith provides the following services:

  • document collation and production
  • natural and cultural heritage interpretation
  • editing and proofreading
  • technical writing

Her business delivers the following:

  • books
  • interpretive strategies and master plans
  • interpretive text for publications, displays and outdoor signage
  • newsletters (e-newsletters and physical newsletters) brochures and fliers
  • annual reports



Amos Multimedia Productions

Specialising in:

  • Audio Recording, Mastering and transfer of analogue cassette tape, open reel recordings and vinyl records to CD or Audio file.
  • Transparent slide scanning (Positives & Negatives) and clean up of those images made ready for print etc.
  • Transfer of most video formats to DVD, Blu Ray, AVI or any other required file format; editing and post production.
  • 8mm, standard 8mm and 16mm movie film telecine transfer to digital format.

Archival Survival

Providing archival quality storage products for long-term preservation.

A motivated team of professionals, dedicated to providing high quality preservation materials to museums, galleries, libraries and archives. We provide archival quality storage products and services to organisations responsible for the management and care of permanent collections.

We can assess and supply all of your archival packaging needs, with budgetary, space and staffing constraints in mind.

Our strengths are our ability to source the highest quality archival materials in large volumes, allowing us to keep prices as low as possible, as well as our extensive experience working with major historical and art collections throughout Australia.

We’re an Australian-owned company, with over 90% of our range being made or sourced right here in Australia.


Arketype is a multi-disciplinary design studio offering inspired, fresh and explorative solutions.

Our expertise includes exhibition, urban and interpretive elements, branding and graphic design, interpretive plans, branding strategies and multimedia.

We manage projects through every stage of development from concept, through to implementation, manufacturing and installation.

Artist Blacksmith Association of South Australia

The Artist Blacksmiths Association South Australia (ABASA) was formed in 2008 to provide support, to further training, to share skills and provide communication and networking opportunities for our members and interstate colleagues.

ABASA Inc. currently has over 50 members ranging from beginners to very experienced blacksmiths.

We welcome anyone interested in the craft of blacksmithing, who are interested in practising, learning and sharing the knowledge of blacksmithing, in all its forms. Please join us in promoting the art of the blacksmith and educating the public about our craft. We run workshops at our forge in Penfield, located on the grounds of the Penfield Sports Association on Woomera Ave, Edinburgh.

ABASA has a close link with other societies in the state, including the Angaston and Penrice Historical Society, Scholz Park Museum at Riverton, the National Trust at Burra and more recently, the Mannum Dock Museum.

These locations possess blacksmith forges of historical significance and are open on weekends and public holidays. ABASA members have been involved in the running of these forges alongside the societies’ members. This provides our members with the unique experience of forging with equipment that has been around since settlement in South Australia.

Artlab Australia

Artlab Australia is a recognised leader in the conservation of cultural collections with a national and international reputation for excellence.

A South Australian government agency, we provide expert services for the preservation, care and management of the state’s cultural collections. We work principally for and in partnership with the major collecting institutions and additionally, we support collections in community hands – regionally, nationally and internationally, on a fee-for-service basis.

Our skilled and professional conservators undertake stabilisation, repair and restoration of a huge variety of artefacts. These range from major artworks and ethnographic and historic artefacts, to archival documents and records, large technology items and outdoor monuments.

In addition to complex and delicate practical treatments, our services include disaster preparedness planning, environmental management of display and storage conditions in order to prevent deterioration, and research and analysis that contributes to both the development of conservation practice and to a greater knowledge and understanding of cultural artefacts and works of art.

We offer preventive conservation for collections, training of conservators through internships, conservation capacity building projects overseas, education and advisory services to support communities in the preservation of their cultural heritage.

Australian Heritage Services

Based in Adelaide’s iconic Beresford Arms Inn of 1839, Australian Heritage Services has been providing heritage services in South Australia and across the country for over twenty years.

We specialise in built heritage research, assessment and management, as well as archaeological services (both historical and indigenous).

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural material (AICCM) is the professional organisation for conservators in Australia.

AICCM members support and work by the AICCM Code of Ethics and Code of Practice. These documents govern our approach to preservation, restoration and conservation treatment.

AICCM’s membership is made up of professional conservators, conservation students and cultural heritage member organisations. Our membership also includes people who work in related professions, such as archivists, architects, curators and librarians, as well as volunteers and those with a general interest in cultural heritage.

AICCM can provide advice on how to protect your valuable collections during a disaster, as well as provide best practice information on rescuing items that may have been lost or damaged. AICCM can also help you find a conservator. The AICCM directory of conservators in private practice lists over 65 members in Australia who are Professional Members of the AICCM and you can use it to find an expert in your region who is qualified to care for your art, object or memorabilia.

Australian Museums and Art Galleries Association (AMaGA) SA branch

The Australian Museums and Art Galleries Association (AMaGA) is the is the national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries.

The SA Branch is a network of people working in galleries, museum, botanic gardens, historical societies and heritage sites across the state.

Each year, the Branch committee organises a variety of networking and professional development events to support its members.

The Branch hosts a regular networking breakfast with a guest speaker on the first Friday of each month from April to December between 8am-9am at The Golden Wattle, Pirie Street, Adelaide, all are welcome to attend. We also host a number of events throughout the year to allow like minded professionals and those interested in the sector to critically engage with local exhibitions and displays.

We welcome individuals who may not be working in the sector but are affiliated with it in other ways or people simply interested in what we do.  Members of the national association who are based in South Australia are automatically members of the SA Branch.

More information about our events can be found on our Facebook page

Back to Life Photo Restoration

Run and owned by Jeff Aworth, is a new local business situated on Jetty Rd Brighton.

Specialising in photo restoration, Jeff has a passion to bring old damaged photos/negatives back to life so everyone can appreciate the magnificance that an old historic photo shows.
Services include – Scanning, restoration, enlargement, canvas, digital storage, conversion of VHS to DVD.

Jeff has also had quite a few years experience in the Graphic Design/Printing and Signage industry, so if you need a new concept for your business, or front of shop signage this is your one stop shop.

Big Egg Media

Run by Anthony and Vikki Schiavone, Big Egg Media is a leading multimedia business in Adelaide, South Australia, offering specialised multimedia products and services Australia wide.  Big Egg Media specialises in high quality video tape and audio conversion, professional movie film scanning & film conversion and slide & photo scanning and restoration.

Established in 2006, Big Egg Media has steadily grown to meet the demand for professional transfers and now provides a wide range of video, audio and film services to all states in Australia.

Big Egg Media serves a wide range of customers from families and musicians to businesses, non-profit organisations and government departments. We pride ourselves in offering great value to our customers and love to exceed their expectations with our friendly, personalised service and our high quality of work.

Bit Scribbly Design

Museum designer, Rachel Harris, founder of Bit Scribbly Design, has a vast portfolio of public art, environmental and exhibition design, branding, photography, installation, illustration and video work.

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Rachel produces quality graphic design and unique imagery for a range of applications.

Bridget Jolley

I am a free-lance generalist historian. A former lecturer and tutor in western art and architectural history (Flinders University and University of Adelaide), and tutor in academic study skills for the Flinders Foundation Course, my social history research is catholic (Ug boots, agricultural settlement, beekeeping, explosives magazines and their work practices, for example).

From my work as a local government cultural development officer, I am able to develop community consultations, and facilitate/administer events and projects.

I am experienced in art and social history exhibition research, cataloguing, and mounting at a number of locations including:

  • The former Contemporary Art Society
  • Painting and paper-based exhibitions at Flinders University
  • Indigenous art and crafts at Salisbury
  • Maritime history at Penneshaw Museum
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Local history-in-photography at Prospect
  • Unley – assistance with several different object and image-based exhibitions, and curator of an architectural exhibition, 2012.

I have basic editing and graphic designing skills for posters and small publications, and copy editing experience for larger publications.

A list of my publications and other work can be accessed at the Australian Council of Professional Historians Associations Members’ work database and examples of my writing, at SA 175/Celebrating South Australia, Professional Historians (SA) web site.

Christeen Schoepf

Historical Archaeologist & Community Historian

I work and consult as an independent Historical Archaeologist, Community and Oral Historian, Genealogist and author using a multitude of cross disciplinary methodologies.

My expertise is in the field of Object Biography where history, genealogy, biography, prosopography and oral history are used to reveal the contexts and stories of objects and the people who made, used and discarded them.
I also facilitate oral history and genealogy workshops, create award winning exhibitions, and speak internationally on my work.

Clio History Consulting

Dr Nicole Starbuck at Clio History Consulting is here to help you engage in and benefit from your history.  She is a Research Fellow at Flinders University and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions as well as an accredited member of the Professional Historians’ Association of Australia (South Australia).

Nicole established Clio History Consulting in 2018 in order to work more closely with the community and the histories that matter to members of the public.

Through her experience as an academic and consulting historian, Nicole brings strong expertise in historical research, interpretation and writing to your project.

Collections MOSAiC (IST)

Collections MOSAiC: A user-friendly, powerful Collections Management System suited to organisations of many different types and sizes.

Store information about Objects & their related Subjects separately, then link the Subjects to their related Objects and to each other. Attach unlimited images and any other digital files to Objects and/or Subjects.

Use MOSAiC to put your collection on the web for all to see. You configure your own MOSAiC system to suit your organisation.

Reasons to use MOSAiC :-

  • Easy to use – suitable for first time users and trained professionals
  • Designed by users and consultants in the Cultural & Heritage sector
  • Record your collection easily – supports Object, Photograph, Document, Archives, Book, Artwork and others of your choosing
  • Based around telling stories – record and combine information about People, Places, Events etc. and link to unlimited Object records and other Subjects
  • Add unlimited images, documents, oral histories etc. to your Objects and Subjects
  • Share – display your collections on your website or have a Web Site created for you
  • Flexible – tailor it to suit yourself
  • Affordable – Low initial cost, all inclusive, ready to use with no annual licence fees
  • Suitable for small or large collections.  MOSAiC can grow with you
  • Minimal Requirements – Even runs on old computers
  • Fully Functional, with or without the Internet
  • One CD – easy installation – ready to use within minutes (everything you need is included)
  • Legendary Support – Free telephone and email support for your 1st year, with support options available for further years.

Digital Barn

Accessible websites, custom designed and purpose built for your business, touchscreen interactives for museum exhibitions and kiosks, graphic design and promotional videos.

The Digital Barn team has worked in the digital industry in Adelaide for over 9 years, building digital solutions for not-for-profits, shops, communities, businesses and arts organisations.

Adam and David have a wealth of experience in designing and developing websites and interactive touchscreens and have worked with museums, small businesses, and community groups around Adelaide and South Australia.


We are a creative consultancy devoted to inspiring positive change for a sustainable society.

Our work is focused on creating engaging brands, stories, products and experiences. Most importantly, everything we do is focused on contributing positively to the sustainability movement and achievements such as heightened awareness, behavioral change and, ideally, measurable outcomes.

As a team, we work towards this through providing design, communications, facilitation, education and management support to individuals and organisations with shared values and objectives.

We love what we do and welcome you to be part of it!

Editors SA

Editors South Australia (Editors SA), formerly the Society of Editors (SA), is the lead organisation for editors and editing in South Australia.

Editors South Australia is a professional association that supports practicing editors and promotes the highest standards of editing. Editors SA provides regular opportunities for its members to meet one another, develop their editing (and related) skills and keep up to date with new technologies. Professional accreditation is strongly advocated through IPEd (Institute of Professional Editors) as a way of setting an objective benchmark of standards.

IPEd’s Editors Directory, links editors to potential employers or clients. It is a national list of freelance editors who are professional members of the Institute of Professional Editors. Please go here for more information about finding an editor or registering for the directory.

Evocative Arts and Heritage

Evocative Arts and Heritage offers a variety of services to assist museums, art galleries and heritage sites in the creation of dynamic and engaging exhibitions, site interpretation and educational resources for visitors of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Moira Simpson is a freelance artist, educator, curator and writer based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Her services include:

  • Significance assessment to identify multiple meanings of objects, significance for different groups in society, and the hidden stories that reflect culturally-diverse historical perspectives.
  • Research, interviewing and oral history recording.
  • Advice on cultural diversity and access issues.
  • Advice on management of culturally sensitive objects and archival materials such as Indigenous Australian secret sacred or ceremonial objects and religious objects from various faiths.
  • The development of exhibitions and interpretation strategies that are engaging for visitors of all ages using various interpretive strategies including age-related design and texts; experiential learning; interactive (hands-on) activities; visual thinking strategies; and novel approaches to label-writing.
  • The design of educational strategies and writing of resources for educational groups to enhance learning and use of collections on and off-site.
  • Visitor evaluation to inform exhibition development, interpretation and marketing
  • Policy development to enhance visitation and develop links with other sites in the area / community.

Exhibition Studios

Exhibition Studios (ES) is one of Australia’s leading exhibition planning and design companies.

Established in 1999, ES has built a reputation for creating imaginative, engaging and robust exhibitions which and can be seen in museums and visitor centres across the country.

Our experience includes:

  • Regional museums and visitor centres
  • Heritage listed sites and buildings
  • Interactive ex hi bits
  • Project planning and interpretive strategy
  • Temporary and travelling exhibitions
  • Visitor Centre design and implementation

Passionate about ideas, we combine our creative and technical skills to produce innovative exhibition concepts which bring places, collection and stories to life. The ES team’s experience includes complex and large scale exhibition installations in remote culturally and historically sensitive locations.

Some of our recent projects include:

  • The Hahndorf Visitor Centre
  • The Exchange’ ribbon at RiAUS Science Exchange Building
  • SA/NT Guide Dogs Discovery Centre
  • The children’s exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

To see more of our work log onto

FATS Media Lab.

FATS Media Lab. services includes Media Digitisation.

FATS Media Lab. has one of the largest ranges of current and superseded film, video, stills and audio tape machines in Australia, capable of digitising all content forms to 4K, 2K, HD, SD, PAL and NTSC formats.

The team encodes to formats for storage on drives, cloud for archiving, or for delivery to broadcasters, social media or streaming platforms. FATS Media Lab. also offers restoration and cleaning services. FATS Media Lab. is a member of the National Archive of Australia services panel and is providing film digitisation services to NSW Office of State Records.

FreeRange Future

Freerange Future is a digital creative agency in Adelaide and Melbourne working in web design, strategy, digital marketing, graphic design and branding.

Our purpose is:

To enable positive change in the world that strengthens communities and encourages human connection. If you have a social purpose or a hunger for positive impact, we’re here for you. Our unique approach to design and marketing helps you to build strong connections with your community, engage authentically with your customers and nurture healthy teams.

Garry Mighall

Museum design, display design, graphic design, publication design, historical research, writing, editing, and project management.

More than 30 years writing, editing, researching, graphically designing and preparing museum exhibitions including those for the Constitutional Museum (Old Parliament House), Melrose Museum, the Railways Museum, Moonta Museum and Prospect Council.

I also wrote and designed the History of Farming in South Australia for United Farmers, and the History of Simpson and Son for EMAIL.

I am a Lecturer in graphic design. My publication design includes that for the State Government, UNISA, and Prospect Local History Group.

Geoff Speirs

I mainly work with museums on significance assessments, reviews of their operations or exhibition development. With exhibition development I would normally work with a designer and at times with multimedia specialists. I also undertake research and script writing and would like to embark on commissioned histories.

I was the first museum’s extension officer in South Australia, initially working at the South Australian Museum and then at the History Trust of South Australia. For three decades I have roved the State advising and guiding the many voluntary committees establishing around 200 community museums.

I was also the Project Director for the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide for 3 years.

I am the author of ‘The History Shapers: South Australian History in 100 Objects‘, published by Axiom in 2016.

Hahndorf Walking Tours

Hahndorf Walking Tours (HWT) is a business providing visitors to Hahndorf (the most visited location in South Australia) with a memorable and personalised walking tour of this unique Germanic village.

Owner/operator, Sharon Pippos, commenced her walking tours to share the intriguing stories and Hahndorf’s history with curious visitors and discerning travellers.

On the walking tour, you’ll be rewarded with great memories and fantastic photographic opportunities to make your visit even more special.

Our tours are accessible to vision impaired travelers. We have experience in a range of specific needs. If you are an NDIS participant who is self-managed, or plan managed, an invoice for your experience or walking tour can be provided.

Several options are available for walkers

  • the signature Hufendorf Walking Tour
  • the Strassendorf Walking Tour (with Strudel and Stroll option)
  • the Hahndorf After Dark Walking Tour.

These easily-paced tours cover a distance of approximately one kilometre and are 60-90 minutes in length.

Helen Lawry – Story Teller

Storyteller, Writer, Educator

I am a storyteller, writer and teacher

  • Storytelling at the International School of Storytelling UK
  • Studied Creative writing at Flinders University and Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Teaching at Melbourne University

Telling Stories

I give interactive storytelling performances of traditional stories from many cultures suitable for preschool and primary school aged children.


I have delivered workshops and professional development for various groups and organisations. My workshops are pacey, engaging and productive being informed by my background in history, education and working with social disadvantage.


I develop stories for specific occasions and purposes; past clients include The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Avenues of Honour, The Art Gallery of SA, and speech pathologists.

Historically Speaking

Historically Speaking is a creative and innovative historical consulting and writing business established in 1995 by Karen George.

Historically Speaking offers high quality research, oral history and writing services and is committed to making history engaging and accessible to everyone.

As a member of the Professional Historians’ Association, Karen maintains high ethical standards and professionalism.

History Council of SA

The History Coouncil of SA (HCSA) promotes and advocates for the needs and interests of members to a range of organisations, government departments and other key stakeholders. By becoming a member, you help us to provide a voice for history and heritage issues.

The HCSA speaks on behalf of all history and heritage issues in SA and plays a key advocacy role to government on behalf of its member organisations.

HCSA is able to represent and support its members by advocating to government and government agencies and through the media. We celebrate and raise the profile of history by publishing articles and letters, hosting forums and lectures and presenting Historian of the Year Awards. Distinguished speakers are invited to present the HCSA’s Annual Lecture.

HCSA is associated with a wide range of organisations and networks through its members, particularly Committee members who are closely linked to key organisations, as well as via the events it organises or participates in. These history events include the History Trust of South Australia’s History Festival and the State History Conference, talks, walks and shows co-presented with libraries, universities and history groups, and sending a delegate to the annual meeting of state History Councils at the Australian Historical Association’s conference.

History from the Heart

Annie Payne is a personal historian and life story writer.

Her business History from the Heart exists to help people turn their memories into unforgettable life stories.

My clients want more than a family tree with names and dates. They want to know the real stories of their grandparents and parents; why life changing decisions were taken and how the family survived the bad times as well as the good.  They do not want to have to do it in 20 or 30 years’ time when their children ask them about their grandparents’ lives and the family history.

I have been interviewing Australians about their life stories since 1988 and turning the manuscript into a beautiful, coloured bespoke book, lavishly illustrated with the narrator’s own photographs. These books become family heirlooms to pass on to future family generations.

History Helper

History Helper is run by Benjamin Hollister who can offer a range of services to seasoned and beginner historical researchers, including:

  • Imaging Services
  • Large Format Printing
  • Event Management
  • Collection Management
  • Education, Training and Mentoring

Specialising in South Australian, Indigenous, German-Australian and German research.

Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association. Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Family History Research, Digital Photo Restoration, Collection Management, Event Management, and German Document Translation.

History Teachers’ Association of SA

The History Teachers’ Association of South Australia (HTASA) is a not-for-profit organisation whose aims are to:

  • stimulate interest in the study of History
  • support effective teaching and learning of History in schools
  • engender in students (indirectly through their teachers) a love of History and its relevance to an individual and society
  • arrange meetings, lectures, seminars, conferences and other activities
  • prepare and circulate publications, resources and educational research to advance the teaching of History
  • represent the views of the Association and its members in educational, government, business and community organisations.

HWW Museum Mannequins

Hollands Wondere Wereld Museum Mannequins is a family owned company with over 20 year of history. Jasper Holla started the business in 1995. Based in the Netherlands, HWW Museum Mannequins designs and produces ultra-realistic display mannequins for museums, companies, research institutes and collectors.

We produce real-life museum figures & display mannequins in polyester, silicon, wax and bronze. We can provide you with figures completely made according to your wishes, or out-of-the-box mannequins. We also offer you flexible figures, animatronics & special projects. We deliver world-wide.

We are specialized in silicon heads and hands. It looks like wax, but it’s much more temperature and touch indifferent. Our aim is to offer the best quality for a reasonable price. See our products on our website. Contact us to discuss the wonderful possibilities.

Iguana Creative

Specialists in unique projects that draw together the best aspects of design, display and structural industries.

From corporate identity to contemporary street furniture, our passion is working with clients to convert their ideas into distinctive, superbly designed products that are visually pleasing and practical.


Illuminart Productions Pty Ltd is a multimedia company that specialise in audiovisual productions and projection art, for public sites and events, and employing a process of community consultation and engagement to inform their work.

Site specific projection art events in South Australia include :

  • “Harts Mill Inhabited”
  • “Port Inhabited” in Port Adelaide
  • “The Ribbon” in Murray Bridge.

Illuminart also supports community events and festivals, councils, corporate events, and arts organisations with a range of services from consulting about projection concepts, to digital media production and promotion.

Independent Heritage Consultants

Independent Heritage Consultants (IHC) specialises in providing independent and practical heritage advice.

The IHC team is based in South Australia and is comprised of experienced consultants who have been successfully delivering heritage projects locally and interstate for over ten years.

IHC is focused on providing tailored, practical heritage advice to assist clients manage their heritage requirements.

JamJar Life Stories

JamJar Life Stories provides a unique service, a personal biographer, to work with individuals, families, businesses and groups to record and preserve personal histories.

We start with an oral history recording, an interview that assists individuals to tell their story, in their own words and, importantly, in their own voice. These permanent memoirs will become a priceless heritage, a gift to current and future generations. The recordings provide the basis for writing biographies and book publishing, creating podcasts and documentaries and incorporating into displays and marketing media.

JamJar Life Stories works to ensure that the voices and stories of the important people in your world are recorded and preserved so they are never lost.

Jones & Co

Jones & Co specialise in UK and Australian family history research – helping you unravel the past, shine a light on your history, and understand your family line. No matter how big or small your genealogy query, Jones & Co can help you find the answers.

Tina Jones is a qualified genealogist and has a Graduate Certificate in Applied History and Heritage Studies from Flinders University.  She is studying for a Diploma of Family History at the University of Tasmania and has done a lot of study around South Australian family history research.

Jones & Co can also offer a Digital Photograph Restoration Service.

Kevin Jones

I offer consultancy services focused on community museums and historical societies.

  • I provide significance assessments and advice on all aspects of museum management from developing collections to engaging audiences.
  • I produce exhibitions and tours, deliver historical research and write for publications, films, and digital platforms.
  • I can deliver completed projects including exhibitions, tours or films. Alternatively, I can work with your staff or volunteers and lead you through the process to help develop skills within your museum.

My clients include community archives and local museums as well as national organisations such as the CSIRO and the Commonwealth Office of the Arts.

My consultancy services are based on a career delivering outcomes in museums and I focus on advice with practical application.

I spent 25 years working in state and national museums. I was Director of the South Australian Maritime Museum and a foundation curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum. I was President of the Australian Maritime Museums Council and led that association in providing support for regional museums.
I produced national and international touring exhibitions including a series of exhibitions that toured regional Australia. My exhibitions have been the centrepiece of events including the Olympic Arts Festival and have won national awards. I have been honoured with the Republic of France’s award Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters) for services to the arts and cultural relations.

Light Tech Innovation

I am the Principal Lighting Designer in my own lighting design practice –  Light Tech innovation.

I have been in the illumination industry for more than 30 years, specialising in lighting design and documentation on projects in the residential, commercial and landscape lighting and technology.

I believe that successful lighting is the fine balance of art and science. To achieve this, a commitment to the highest quality is complemented by knowledge, technical expertise, talent, creativity, attention to detail and communication!

As well as particular expertise in the heritage conservation of fine buildings, I am adept at using the latest lighting technology to suit the specific needs of the client. Lighting designs that are functional and aesthetically pleasing while also addressing my clients’ construction and budget constraints underpin my approach. Custom made task-specific luminaires are also another area of design that is undertaken for clients.

I am an academic lecturer and my professional affiliations include

  • Fellow and founding Board Member of the new look IES: The Lighting Society
  • A member of the Society for Building Services Engineering
  • An invited member of the Independent Interior Design Association.

Listening To The Past

Listening to the Past is the business and website of Dr Sally Stephenson who has worked professionally as an oral historian, researcher and writer for more than fifteen years.

Sally is an experienced oral historian (both audio-only and video oral history) across most subject areas, but with particular interests in science (all areas), technology and industrial history, medicine, defence, environment and conservation, biography, education, local and urban history, and the arts.

Sally has extensive experience using oral history in interpretive projects (multimedia productions, brochures, books, signage, museum displays, websites, audio installations) and in a range of heritage and urban renewal projects.  Examples of her work are on her website.

Sally has been a member of Oral History Australia SA/NT since 2005, and Treasurer since 2011.  She regularly runs advanced workshops for Oral History Australia SA/NT and gives presentations on oral history and its uses.

Little Birdy Web & Design

Little Birdy produces high quality web and graphic design at an affordable, realistic price. Our aim is to streamline your business branding and marketing all in one place.

We provide web and graphic design services with artistic flair and conversion focus, both in print and online. Our websites are responsive on all devices, and our printed work is eye-catching, informative and functional.

Established in 2006, we have worked extensively in advertising, marketing and branding for small businesses.  We are based in Victor Harbor, South Australia and service anywhere in Australia.

Owner and Designer, Simone Halloran BVA is an established Australian Web and Graphic Designer who attained a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts specialising in Photography in 1996. She has spent the last 24 years learning, refining and adapting her knowledge in an ever-growing digital world. She has also studied a Cert II in Web Development and Digital Design.

Ochre Digital

Ochre Digital is an innovative South Australian based company providing quality digital printing and signage solutions from concept to completion.

Embracing and mastering modern imaging technology, Ochre Digital was the first company in South Australia to provide UV solvent printing for external signage.


Signage is what we do best.
Big or small, inside or outside, we can help you with your next project.

Digital Printing: 

High quality digital printing with no minimum quantities.
Small and large format printing.


Flip through our bi-monthly SIGNAGE magazines to see a variety of our latest projects.

Openbook Howden

Openbook Howden (OBH) Print & Design is a specialist in book design and print, with decades of experience in producing South Australian district and family histories.

At OBH we take our role as a print partner very seriously, we recognize that every item printed is a representation of our clients’ brand and ultimately ours.

Our end-to-end service includes design and rebranding, stock management and distribution, mail house services and a variety of e-publication solutions.

An Australian owned and operated family business, we employ 56 dedicated team members.

We will be happy to discuss with you the many options that are available, to assist you in the production of your book.

Oral History Australia SA/NT

Oral History Australia is a non-profit body whose members practice and promote oral history.  The aims of Oral History Australia (OHA) are:

  • to promote the practice and methods of oral history
  • to educate in the use of oral history methods
  • to encourage discussions on all aspects of oral history
  • to foster the preservation of oral history records

The OHA South Australia/Northern Territory came to life just seven months after the national body was founded in Perth in July 1978.  There are associations in each state.

We provide advice and training relating to oral history projects. Members are available for recording oral histories on a paid basis.

Pauline Cockrill

Professional museum curator with over 35 years’ experience in the GLAM sector. Has worked with a variety of collections in both the UK and Australia including 12 years as Community History Officer with the History Trust of South Australia, supporting South Australian community museums, archives and historical societies, as well as working with local councils. Passionate about the role museums can play re health and wellbeing, social justice, accessibility and inclusion. Committee member of the SA branch of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA), and a member of the Oral History Association of Australia (SA/NT branch).

Pauline can assist with the development and writing of the following:

  • Interpretation or Exhibition Plans
  • Significance Assessments
  • Collection Management Policies and Procedures
  • Grant applications
  • Exhibition or Website text
  • Publications

Also available for research, proof reading, planning oral history projects, advising on collection management, digitization and marketing for small museums, and undertaking workshops on aspects of museum curatorial practice or creating ‘pop up museums’ or memory boxes for aged care facilities. Pauline is also an experienced family historian and a member of Genealogy SA plus a self-confessed Trove Tragic!

Peter Templeton

Peter Templeton is a museum exhibition specialist who provides Interior and Graphic design services for local and specialist museums from concept to installation. Concepts are developed using plans, sketches, models and cost estimates as required for grant applications.

I supply museums with sketches and CAD drawings for volunteer built installations, co-ordinate volunteers during installation or do the installation myself, outsourcing specialist components such as, acrylic showcases, mannequins, etc. I was a set builder on 17 feature films, including Breaker Morant and Gallipoli before specialising in museum design.

I design all the graphics (interior or exterior) needed for the exhibition as well as logos, brochures, books and posters. The interpretive panels are printed in-house and acid free materials are printed for use in showcases.

Scanned photographs are restored for display or copied on a 21 mega pixel DLSR camera which is also used for landscape backdrops and copying of rare or fragile artefacts. Oral history recordings in DLSR video are edited in-house.

From 1987 projects include migration and settlement, maritime and inland waterways, railways, heritage buildings and vessels, military, medical, transport, environmental, agriculture and blacksmithing, natural disasters, prominent people and children’s exhibitions.

Please email me for my portfolio.

PK Design

PK Design is an affordable web design company based in Adelaide, South Australia.

PK Design has been helping small to med-sized Australian businesses with their online needs. We specialise in brochure, e-commerce websites and content management systems.

  • Brochure websites
  • eCommerce solutions
  • Website support
  • Website maintenance
  • Website setup – hosting, domain name registration, email setup

Play Your Part

Play Your Part is an Arts, Culture, Community and Heritage consultancy, run by Maz McGann that works closely with a range of clients nationally to develop projects and strategies relating to arts, culture, tourism, community development, heritage, civic infrastructure, leadership and funding.

We work with people to plan, create, review and evaluate projects and we can help individuals, businesses and organisations to develop realistic strategies and frameworks, which translate easily into actions. Play Your Part specialises in arts and culture but we regularly work across a range of industries including heritage, community development, tourism, health and education. We have extensive experience working in community settings, consulting for local and state government and focusing on sector development.

Philosophically, we believe everyone should get the opportunity to play a part in their community’s cultural life. The world today is often skewed towards people experiencing life from a passive perspective – as a spectator or consumer of things that are designed to entertain us and we want to change that. People want to have meaningful experiences and genuinely contribute to their community and we work in a way that activates people and encourages dynamic involvement – through community engagement, workshop facilitation, planning and project development.

We are flexible and creative thinkers that enjoy challenging the status quo and help people to think about new ways of doing things that is both exciting and grounded.

Rachael Elliott

I have worked in cultural heritage organisations for over 20 years (including National Library of Australia, Te Papa, South Australian Museum, Samstag Museum) and managed a community museum and art gallery (Hahndorf Academy).

My expertise is in the areas of exhibition and event development, collection management strategies and policies, grant writing, communications and PR, sourcing funding and sponsorship. Through my work as Collections Manager at the National Trust of SA, I managed a large deaccessioning project and advised many National Trust branch museums on collection management issues.

I have experience in historical research and exhibition writing and a Post Grad Diploma in Art Curatorial studies.

Shadia Design

Shadia Design is well-recognised as a specialist in the development of organisational graphic design, visual identities and brands.

Shadia has run her own graphic design business for over 30 years.

Her philosophy is to design with passion and conviction. Whilst she is committed to good design, she also understands the need to be consultative and flexible with her clients.

Shadia has developed an eclectic, dynamic and strong range of identities and design work for her clients, many of whom have worked with Shadia Design for several years; valuing her ‘can do’ approach, style, professionalism and reliable service delivery. Her strength is to capture the essence of a brief/brand/product. She has extensive experience in creating visual solutions for clients, along with her ability to deliver clever, simple, striking and relevant graphic design.

Her priority is client satisfaction coupled with the highest quality of design, print production and management.

Significance International

Significance International was established late in 2010 to help Collecting organisations approach their cultural and scientific collections in different ways, and plan for their long-term sustainability.

Whether items are historical or contemporary, we can assist by assessing for significance and/or preservation needs. These techniques enable more accurate descriptions of collections, and help organisations work towards targeted collection development.

Veronica Bullock and Roslyn Russell have deep backgrounds in cultural heritage within Australia, and increasingly overseas. The pair straddle the fields of history, curation, management, education, and materials conservation, and are knowledgeable about collecting organisations – of any type, from local to national.

Together with carefully selected associates we also provide specialist risk management and archives advice; develop ‘sustainability indicators’; facilitate ‘collections mapping’ for collecting organisations as well as considering your specific cultural heritage research questions.

Starkeyz Productions

My name’s Ash Starkey.

I’m an award winning digital filmmaker based in South Australia, producing independent and commissioned works that have been screened around the world in cinemas and on commercial television.

You and your organisation will receive personal service that means you get an engaging, quality production communicating your message with direct contact throughout the process.

Your film can include interviews, live action, voiceover, time lapse photography, soundtrack and be highlighted with award winning artwork.

If you’re looking to promote your organisation or tell your story through film, I’d love to be a part of it.

Strong & Bold Publishling

Strong & Bold Publishing is an independent publisher specialising in e-publishing of works by Australian writers, past and present.

We can provide advice on the suitability of your book for e-publication, copy editing, cover page design, ISBN, preparation of epub and mobi files, direct sale from our website or in selected cases via Amazon and other leading ebook retailers, sales reports at 3 monthly intervals and payment of royalties based on 50% of the sales receipts. All this for no up-front charge!

Please call me directly to discuss the e-publication of your project. N.B. We do not print books! We make them available to read on your PC, tablet or e-reader.

Sue Scheiffers

Former teacher with graduate diploma in community museum management, Sue is multi skilled in many areas, including experience in museum management and the development of educational materials. She has long been involved with the National Trust.

Susan Marsden: Historian

Highly-experienced history and heritage consultant on national, state and local projects, including writing short and long commissioned histories, carrying out heritage studies, curating exhibitions and oral history interviews.
Past employers include History SA (when State Historian) and the National Trust (National Conservation Manager).

Author/co-author of more than 30 publications (including websites) and responsible for recording more than 200 oral history interviews, including as an ongoing interviewer of the National Library of Australia, the State Library of South Australia and the City of Onkaparinga.

Skills and services offered: research and writing of wide range of Australian History; oral history; exhibitions and collections assessments; project advice and management; heritage studies; public speaking, broadcasting, teaching and conferences.

Sweet Polka

Whether you’re an artist, arts organisation or non-profit, we work closely with you to understand, interpret and communicate your individual communications needs, visual style, values, and objectives.

We can assist with identity building across all media, from images to copywriting, to create and develop a distinctive look and tone that engages its intended audience.

Our expertise lies in content creation. We are skilled storytellers, gun copywriters and editors, gifted project managers, talented designers – and experienced collaborators.

Synthetic Creative Services

Richard Browning of Synthetic Creative Services offers a one-stop-shop for all exhibition design, construction and installation requirements.

We have experience in all forms of design, marketing and advertising, so offer a full service from initial scoping of documents and assistance with grant applications through to final installation and promotion.

Projects include Adelaide Gaol, Adelaide Tram Museum, Carrick Hill, Holdfast Bay History Centre, Bay Discovery Centre, Mount Gambier Riddoch Gallery, Unley Museum, St John’s Ambulance Museum, National Motor Museum, as well as National Trust interpretive exhibitions for Beaumont House, Wellington Courthouse, Ayers House, Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum.

Tania Buck Medals and Frames

Tania Buck’s Medal Mounting and Heritage Framing business was established in January 2007. She offers a personalised medal mounting and framing service whilst maintaining the highest standard of service to her customers.

  • All medals are mounted in accordance with the Australian Honours system and protocols.
  • Tania is also a supplier of high quality, full-size and miniature replica medals and ribbon bars.
  • Engraving of replica medals can also be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Security of your original medals is of the utmost importance and safe secure storage is assured.
  • Family history research is available at no extra cost and assistance provided to customers by obtaining written copies for family members.
  • Same day service is available for all country clients (depending on availability of stock).

TASHCO Systems

TASHCO – the Australian Showcase and Hardware Company (previously CLICK) is now a proudly 100% Australian-owned company specializing in locally designed and manufactured red museum grade showcase and lighting solutions.

Run by the Fordham Family since 1977, we have been involved in the museum community and actively committed to the conservation and presentation of Australia’s history for over 40 years.

We service every state of Australia with state of the art showcase solutions and we offer a free showcase design and consultation service on every project.

Please contact us or visit our website if we can be of any service to your organisation.

Toolbox Graphic Design

A boutique, Adelaide-based design and communications studio, Toolbox are brand specialists, helping you deliver your unique brand story.

We immerse ourselves in your business to discover the insights of what differentiates you.

Toolbox helps you tell this story in a creative, intelligent and practical way, which is both authentic and memorable.

Our team are experienced, with an average of 15 years industry knowledge. Industry awarded designers, communicators, educators and participators. Everyone working on your project knows their stuff, and proves it daily.

Toolbox are branding specialists. From creating new and compelling brands, to revitalising existing marques, we know how to tell a brand story and make people listen. We understand business and the role design has in enterprise. It is not just an aesthetic exercise but a calculated business asset and strength. Our job is to understand your story and tell it in the most compelling way, across touchpoints.

Unlock The Past

Unlock the Past is about promoting history, genealogy and heritage in Australia & New Zealand.

It is a collaborative venture involving a team of expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

We support existing events as well as run major events of our own.

We publish guide books for researchers, as well as the new ‘History and Genealogy Australia & New Zealand’ handbook (which includes articles, directory and vouchers).

Our website is also a place where users can find free resources, a national events calendar, a directory of history and genealogy societies, businesses and much much more.


Manufacturer of lifesize animals, lifelike animals and fibreglass animals.

Since 2002 we have been moulding and producing a large range of life like, life size, fibreglass animals, water features and various other fibreglass products. We also have access to a large range of other unique fibreglass products.

We are able to customise the fibreglass products in any way you require. Custom paint, mounting plates, alterations and everything from design to manufacture of a new product.

We have a range of life like smooth unpainted products perfect for your own art or promotional master piece. We have supplied Councils, Town and Community projects, Schools, Restaurants, Business Promotions, Royal Shows and many more.

If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, we will see if we can source it for you. If not, we have the ability to manufacture it.

We pack and freight our products Australia wide, directly to your door. We have years of experience doing this and know how to do it safely and on time.

No job is too big or too small. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your next project, gift idea or even something for yourself!

Wakefield Press

Wakefield Press is a leading independent publishing company based in Adelaide, South Australia. We provide comprehensive publishing services for government, cultural institutions and corporate Australia.

Our motto is ‘We love good stories and publish beautiful books’, and we’re known for the quality of our design and production.

In 2019, we celebrated our 30th birthday.

We publish around 40 titles each year on a diverse range of topics, including literary and popular fiction, young adult fiction, history, biography, art, poetry, food, wine, the environment, education and true life (ordinary people in extraordinary situations).

Wakefield Press’s quality backlist is currently around 500, and our ebook list continues to grow.

WAX Design Pty Ltd

Landscape / Urban Design

WAX Design bridges the interesting junction between imagination, that draws on our own creativity and experience with an appreciation for the realities of a project. The result: great places for people.

Since 2006 we have grown a reputation for projects that are inventive, resolved and responsive to their surroundings. Just as important is our standing as people who are good to work with, flexible in our dealings and thorough in everything we do.

Our award-winning body of work spans the fields of landscape architecture and environment, urban design and place making, art and design, play and education.

Wingrove Design

Wingrove Design offer a comprehensive service across 2D, 3D and the digital environment including: strategy, branding and identity, exhibition design, digital and immersive experiential design.

With extensive experience in the national museum and gallery sector, we have a genuine understanding of the cultural and political sensitivities of these environments and can facilitate an end to end exhibition design solution.

Writers SA

Writers SA is the peak organisation for writing and literature in South Australia. We are a not-for-profit membership-based organisation that aims to foster, develop and promote writers and a national culture of writing.

Established in 1985, Writers SA was the first writers’ centre in Australia, and continues to act as a resource for writers of all ages and experiences, assisting both new and established writers on every aspect of writing craft and publishing. While we are a state-based organisation, we collaborate with interstate and international partners, and we are committed to advocating on behalf of all writers in Australia.

Zetta Florence

Archival materials and advice for home users, corporations, framers, photographers & professional service providers.

Great range of quality products at very competitive prices.