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Sunday 28 August

German Migration(Events)

Presented by Ben Hollister

When: 2pm to 3pm

Where: 201 Unley Road

Duke_of_York.jpgJourney to South Australia Exhibition

by John Ford OAM F.A.S.M.A

SALA August 2022

This special collection by renowned maritime artist, John Ford OAM F.A.S.M.A features ships important to the early colonialisation of South Australia and will be exhibited as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival for August 2022.

The exhibition will be punctuated by a series of talks throughout the month of August to compliment these works by John Ford depicting several of the ships that played a significant role in the travel of early migrant settlers to South Australia. 

Exhibition Open Hours

Tuesday 10:00am to 9:00pm

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm

Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month 1:00pm to 4:30pm 

Public Program

Registrations Essential

Sunday 28th 2pm, German Migration presented by Ben Hollister

Please see below for more information.


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Public Program of Events

Registrations Essential


Sunday 28th 2pm, German Migration presented by Ben Hollister

To be held in the library, 201 Unley Road, Unley

Ben_Hollister_400.jpgGermans formed the largest non-British Isles migrant group in South Australia. Explore the early groups and individuals who made the colony their home.

Ben Hollister has been a professional genealogist since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He owns and operates a historical research business focussing on German-Australian research, runs historical tours, and offers a variety of support services to researchers, including mentoring and reviews, as well as undertaking his own research.

Over the past 20 years, Ben has also held executive management positions, in the areas of health, emergency management, education, finance, information technology and marketing, and board positions, in the areas of education, sport, history and cultural communities, with not-for-profit companies and organisations in Australia. As well as his historical research work, Ben consults with not-for-profits and membership organisations to ensure they have strong governance structures in place and are using funds effectively. He also founded and served as Executive Officer of the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance, a network of societies, archives and researchers.

Ben is a Fellow of the Institute of Leaders and Managers, a Member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia, and a Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association. He holds tertiary qualifications in information management, educational management, and applied history, and vocational qualifications in business management and event management and design.