A brief history of Holy Trinity Church Adelaide
This essay is a revised version of one prepared for the church, intended for use in a pamphlet about the church.
Care for dependent children in South Australia, 1888
This essay first appeared in the Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia,
no. 10, 1982, pp.84-91. It is based on access to the Admission Registers of the State Children’s Council, the principal government agency responsible for the care of children brought under the control of various acts dealing with destitute children in a variety of circumstances.Further explanation may be found in Brian Dickey, Rations, Residence, Resources: a history of social; welfare in South Australia since 1836,
Adelaide, Wakefield Press, 1986.
Marginalising Evangelicals: Thomas Binney in South Australia 1858-1859
This essay originally appeared in the Journal of the United Reformed Church Historical Society
, vol. 4, no. 9, Dec 1991, pp.540-65, and is reprinted here with minor amendments. An abbreviated version appeared in Lucas: an evangelical history review,
no. 10, Dec 1990, pp.7-21.
Post War Church Dynamics: Holy Trinity, Adelaide 1946-73 as a case study
First published in "Lucas: an Evangelical History Review, no. 5, 1989, pp.23-28 and reprinted here with minor amendments.
Starting the first Anglican church in Adelaide
First published in "Trinity Times", the magazine of Holy Trinity Church Adelaide December 2006
The Origins of the Church Missionary Society in South Australia, 1910-1917
This essay first appeared in the Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia
no. 17, 1989, pp.62-77 and is republished here with minor alterations.
The Religion of Legacy: 'to visit orphans and widows in their affliction'
This essay first appeared in Lucas: an Evangelical History Review
nos 23 & 24, 1997-8, pp.63-82 and is reprinted here with minor amendments. For greater detail on the Legacy Club of Adelaide, see Brian Dickey, A Generation of Legacy service: South Australia and Broken Hill since 1945,
Legacy Club of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1997.
The South Adelaide Creche, 1887-1936
This essay began life in the context of a hearing before the courts to determine the heritage value of what remained of the South Adelaide Creche building in Gouger Street, Adelaide. A revised text was published in JHSSA
vol.16, 1988, pp.159-164.
The South Australian Economy in World War II
This essay began as a lecture to a seminar convened by the Historical Society of South Australia on ‘The Homefront: South Australia in World War II’, on 25 October 1987. It was subsequently published in JHSSA
vol.16, 1988, pp.22-29, and is reproduced here in slightly altered format.
The War Veterans Home Myrtle Bank 1915-2005
This article summarises the book of the same name commissioned by the Home and published by them in 2005.
What have social workers done?
Dr. Brian Dickey, then Reader in History at Flinders University, addressed an Australian Association of Social Workers (South Australia) Branch Meeting on July 15th, 1985. The after dinner talk was subsequently published in The South Australian Social Worker
, vol 2, no.2 Aug 1986 & 3, Oct 1986. Minor format changes have been made in this text.
See: Brian Dickey, with contributions from Elaine Martin & Rod Oxenberry, Rations, Residence, Resources: a history of social welfare in South Australia since 1836
, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1986.