7th South Australian Engineering Heritage Half-Day Conference

The South Australian Engineering Heritage Half-Day Conference held on Friday 25 May is Engineers Australia’s contribution to the State’s month-long 2018 History Festival.
7th South Australian Engineering Heritage Half-Day Conference

Image: this Tangye steam-powered pump was installed at Renmark's No 3 pumping station in 1894; it was placed on display outside the Renmark Irrigation Trust's office in 1962, the 75th anniversary of the settlement.


Hosted by the South Australian Chapter of Engineering Heritage Australia, expert speakers will present papers and reports covering a wide range of topics dealing with the history and preservation of the SA’s engineering heritage. A well-established event, it attracts a broad cross-section of the community including architects, consultants, heritage professionals, historians and engineers. Bookings essential.


Registration and Lunch

Lachlan Kinnear, 2018 SA Division President, Engineers Australia

A cultural heritage of innovation? Development of over-the-horizon radar and university reform
Don Sinnott, Adjunct Professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide

Russell John Dumas: his work on the River Murray Scheme, 1919-1925
Helen Stagg, Historian/Author

The bridges of Port Adelaide
Richard Venus, Forensic Heritologist

Learnings from my land acquisition experience - the legacy of Robert Torrens  
Alan Hartley, Special Projects Manager, Road and Marine Assets, DPTI

A young Electrical Engineer at the Whyalla Shipyards 1972-1977
David Le Lievre, Engineering Heritage Victoria

Professional Development for Heritage Engineers – developing a professional syllabus and training program
John Woodside

Port Power: the hydraulics and mechanics of the Jervois Bridge, Port Adelaide (1878-1969)
Richard Venus, Forensic Heritologist & Miles Pierce, Engineering Heritage Victoria

Richard Muncey, Engineering Heritage SA

25 / 05 / 2018 - 12:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Registration Closes
24 / 05 / 2018 06:00 pm
Engineers Australia
Level 11, 108 King William Street
  • EA Member Rate: $15.00 ($13.64 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $45.00 ($40.91 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $15.00 ($13.64 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $45.00 ($40.91 excl. GST)
Engineering Heritage Australia (SA)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
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