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Hindmarsh – a short history

Susan Marsden wrote this essay originally as the introductory paragraph and Part one, ‘The physical and historical context’, of the report Hindmarsh Heritage Survey prepared by John Dallwitz and Susan Marsden (Heritage Investigations), assisted by Rima D’Arcy and Margaret Mary Vervoon, for the Corporation of the Town of Hindmarsh and the Heritage Conservation Branch, funded by the National Estate Programme 1983/4. The unpublished report presents a survey of heritage places in the old inner western suburbs of the then Council, including Hindmarsh, Bowden, Brompton and Croydon, and reflects the information available in that period.The author acknowledges and thanks her report co-authors and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for permission to reproduce this history.

Dr Susan Marsden is a professional historian (and a founding member of the PHA) who runs her own consultancy business, writing commissioned histories, recording oral histories, carrying out heritage surveys and preparing other reports, talks and exhibitions. She has worked as South Australia’s State Historian, and as National Conservation Manager for the Australian Council of National Trusts in Canberra, and has been a member of both ACT and SA Heritage Authorities as well as national heritage committees She is presently a member of the State Records Council and of the SA Heritage Council’s Register Committee. She is author/co-author of many publications, those relating to South Australia’s history and heritage including Historical guidelines (SA Historic Preservation Plan); Heritage of the River Murray; Business, charity and sentiment: the SA Housing Trust 1936–1986; Heritage of the City of Adelaide; Our house: histories of Australian homes (Internet); Challenging times: the National Trust of South Australia 1955–2005; and Twentieth century heritage survey – stage 1 (1946-59) & stage 2 (1928-45).

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