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Kingston SE – An Overview History

 This entry was written by Peter Bell and Susan Marsden as the ‘Overview History’, ‘Chronology of Events’ and Bibliography in their Kingston Heritage Survey report (2008). Bell and Marsden carried out the survey in 2005-2007for the District Council of Kingston in the South-East region of South Australia.

The main aims of the Kingston survey were to assess European (and post-settlement Indigenous) cultural heritage resources in the town and district and to recommend places for listing in State and local heritage registers. The final report Kingston Heritage Survey is unpublished but is a public document endorsed in principle by the Council. The authors acknowledge and thank Kingston District Council and the Department of Environment and Heritage for permission to reproduce this history from the Kingston Heritage Survey.

Peter Bell and Susan Marsden, ‘Overview History’, ‘Chronology of Events’ and bibliography, Kingston Heritage Survey, report to District Council of Kingston, Adelaide, 2008, pp 7-52, 289-303.

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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