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Childhood Exhibition at Mallala Museum

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by Laura Parsons (subscribe)
Laura is a freelance writer, tutor & op-shop Queen, living in northern SA.
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Did you have a teddy when you were a child?
For the month of March, the Mallala Museum will be hosting the exhibition Once Upon a Time: Stories of South Australian Childhood.

teddy bear Mallala Museum Childhood history exhibition
Did you have a teddy when you were a child? Photo: L. Parsons


This is a new touring exhibition offering a glimpse into the lives of children who grew up in this state over successive generations - in both happy and challenging times.

Children have always played their part in history and images in the exhibition have been selected to show how their lives reflected the changing times in South Australia. How children spend their time at school, work or play has changed as society, attitudes and technology have evolved.

While many childhood experiences are shared across Australia, this exhibition highlights stories relating to South Australian places, people, things or events. Who can forget holidays at Glenelg, watching the John Martin's Christmas Pageant, celebrating Wattle Day and National Flower Day, singing the 'Song of Australia' at school or eating AMSCOL ice-cream?

The museum is housed in the 3 storey stone mill building at the town's main intersection and is open every Sunday between 2pm and 4.30 pm and at other times by appointment. Admission is $4 per adult and $1 for children. The Museum is also popular with school groups, car clubs and bus tours.

The exhibition has been curated by History SA in conjunction with five community museums and historical societies and is augmented by articles from the Museum's own collection. It will be showing for the entire month of March with a special official launch day on March 15th.

Once Upon a Time is ideal for school students/teachers and parents and children of all ages. For more information email mallalamuseum@gmail.com or phone the Secretary on 0433-820-570.
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Why? Re-live your childhood
When: Every Sunday in March
Phone: 0433-820-570
Where: 1 Dublin Rd, Mallala, SA
Cost: Adults $4, Children $1
Your Comment
That's a bit poor of me that I didn't even realise there was a museum in Mallala. Ooops.
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1245) 1406 days ago
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