• Coober Pedy Historical Society

    Maintaining and preserving the archives of Coober Pedy, a small town with a big history.

The Coober Pedy Historical Society, run by volunteers, maintains and preserves the town’s archives, a collection of over 4,000 documents and photographs that has been recognised by the National Library of Australia as being of national significance.

The Society promotes the appreciation of history through books written and published by members, articles written for the local newspaper, participation in events like the South Australia’s History Festival, Gem Trade Show and Opal Festival, and education by means of outings that are researched and presented free of charge to locals and visitors. Outings in recent years have included trips to the underground churches, old dugouts, water holes, pastoral stations, mining fields, the cemeteries and the solar distillation plant.

While our Society lacks a physical location, we maintain a display at the Visitors Information Centre.

Jenny Davison,Secretary
08 8672 3714
cooberpedyhs@gmail.com
PO Box 216 Coober Pedy SA 5723

Coober Pedy Historical Society

Maintaining and preserving the archives of Coober Pedy, a small town with a big history.