History Matters in Prospect

Our website has been set up to increase participation, and provide guidance for e-searching and digital uploading of relevant items of interest on the net. The aim is to expand the collection by linking existing sources such as the National Libraries of Australia site Trove with user friendly public sources of information and media. It has been designed to be very user friendly with easy to navigate tabs and instructional videos. It is also linked to social sites such as Flickr and YouTube where people can upload their digital copies to the net at the touch of a button.

View the news about Prospect back in 1954 here

Recent News

"Save our Shelter" campaign launches online petition

Join our online petition. Click here to sign (option to share on Facebook)

We, the undersigned petitioners, urge the Council to consider the following:

The City contains a World War II structure commonly known as the Prospect Air Raid Shelter, located at the Prospect Oval. We hereby request the Prospect Council to commission a conservation and management report in respect of the Air Raid Shelter, which will include a condition report. 

The Shelter is one of only three left in South Australia and should be saved and preserved for future generations.

We believe the structure has considerable potential to be redeveloped as an Interpretative Centre with a focus on the civil and military response to the threat of attack and invasion during World War II. The Interpretive Centre could play a valuable role in educating schoolchildren and others about Australia’s heritage and Prospect’s role in Australian heritage.

About Us

The Prospect Local History Group of South Australia meets at the Prospect Library ,Cnr Thomas St & Main North Rd, Nailsworth 7.00pm on the 1st Thursday of every month (except Dec and Jan).

The Prospect Family History Group of South Australia meets regularly at the Prospect Library.

email : prospect_lhg@internode.on.net
phone : (08) 8342 8170

Prospect Local History Group Newsletters

Get the latest Prospect Local History Group news via our regular newsletters. The newsletters are available in PDF format and copies can be researched right back to 2007. They are able to be alphabetically searched here.