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Flinders University at Tonsley

1284 South Road

Tonsley, SA 5042


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During the First World War, thousands of South Australian men and women contributed to the war effort in France and on the Western Front. To mark the centenary of the 1918 victory and to recognise and understand the enduring connections formed between France and South Australia, Flinders University’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is organising a public event titled South Australians in France.

The event, which will involve French scholars alongside Australian experts, will bring to life the revealing histories of many of the material objects held by the South Australian descendants of First World War veterans.

The event is open to all who have an interest in exploring the connections between South Australia and France through the objects that made the journey back to SA after the war ended.

TICKETS MAY NOW BE BOOKED FOR ALL THREE SESSIONS! Even if you already have tickets for Friday's sessions, you may now book for Saturday, too.


23 and 24 February, 2018.

Begin by downloading a program here:

Now you are ready to book your sessions.

Please use the blue 'Select a date' button on the right-hand side of this screen to select which sessions you would like to attend from the drop down menu that will appear.

NOTE: If you are coming to all three sessions, you will need to book three tickets.

There are two sessions on Friday 23 February.

Friday Session 1: 9.15AM - 11.45AM

Friday Session 2: 12.45pm - 5PM

There is only one session on Saturday 24 February: 9AM - 12.30PM

If the event is already booked out, please take the time to register for the waiting list. People often drop out at the last minute and you may still be able to secure a ticket.


The event will be held at the Tonsley campus of Flinders University.

Lecture Theatre 1-G42 is on the ground floor of the Flinders building at Tonsley.

What do I bring?

Please note that on Friday, lunch may be purchased from cafés on site; or you may prefer to bring your own refreshments.

Tea and coffee will be provided on Saturday but the cafés on site will not be open for business. Please bring your own food if you desire.

If you have World War One memorabilia from France, you may want to bring it with you and share your story with the RSL Virtual War Memorial staff who will be on site.

Access to Flinders University Tonsley Campus from Adelaide

Public Transport:

Buses from Paradise Interchange travel through the city, then along Bradley Grove at the rear of the campus. Walk along Alawoona Avenue to the campus. (Bus W90)

Buses from the city travel along South Road at the front of the campus. Care should be taken when crossing the road due to roadworks in this area. Please use the traffic lights to cross South Road. (Buses 719 & 721)

Trains stop at Clovelly Park station to the rear of the campus. Walk along Alawoona Avenue to the campus.

By Car:

Vehicles may enter from Alawoona Avenue or from South Road. Parking is available on site. Please follow directions on the parking signs. Disabled parking is available on the northern side of the campus.

A detailed map of the campus can be downloaded from:

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