West Torrens Historical Society


The West Torrens Historical Society is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation founded in March 1976. It records, collects and researches matters of historical interest relating to the people, businesses, events, land and buildings within West Torrens.

The Society also strives to generate interest in local history among residents of the area by holding open meetings during which guest speakers make presentations on a wide range of subjects.


Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the West Torrens area.


  • The Society meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:45pm at 327 Marion Road, North Plympton.
  • Meetings are not held in December.
  • Meetings scheduled on public holidays are held on the third Monday of the month. 
  • View the West Torrens Historical Society annual program.


'West Torrens Historian' (newsletter of the society) is published each April, August and December. View the latest editions.

West Torrens Historical Society collection

Digitised records

The West Torrens Historical society, together with the Hamra Centre Library, has been digitising its records. Hundreds of the Society's files - photographs, images, documents, transcribed interviews and newspaper reports are already accessible on the Library's website.

Search the digitised collection.

Local historical sites

The Society has also created a website showing local historical sites of interest in West Torrens.

The interactive map shows the whole of West Torrens and can also be searched by suburbs.

West Torrens historical sites of interest and 1837 town acres and country sections of interest.

More information

Postal and email addresses

PO Box 43
Marleston SA 5033
Email West Torrens Historical Society


Visit the West Torrens Historical Society's website.

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