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Storm Front: elements that shape us - on until July

Built on sand dunes, the suburbs of Holdfast Bay have been popular seaside destinations since the 19th century. Their proximity to the water makes them ideal for leisure seekers, but also exposes us to the relentless forces of nature. Storm Front, is a collection of stories and photographs that illustrate how the elements have shaped our community.
Monday 18th February 2019 at 10:00am- Tuesday 16th July at 10:00am
Bay Discovery Centre
Name: Holdfast Bay History Centre
Telephone: 08 8229 9916
Ph Ah 01281Cbrighton Jetty Stormy Seas C1960C0422879411

Bay Discovery Centre

For further information about any of the stories shared in Storm Front, there are a number of resources you can visit:


The Vanishing Sands: A History of a Seaside Town and its People by Averil G. Holt. Commissioned by the City of Brighton, 1991.
Historic Glenelg: Birthplace of South Australia 1855-1979. Glenelg City Council, 1980.*
The Place of Waters: A story of Glenelg's first fifty years by Dulcie M Perry, 1985.*
Sea Change: A pictorial history of the City of Holdfast Bay by Jim Blake, 2012.*

*These book are available to purchase at the Holdfast Bay History Centre.


The Sunny South Disaster
Coast Protection Board
1948 Storm
Barcoo Aground

Or come visit us at the Holdfast Bay History Centre at 14 Jetty Road, Brighton 5048
Opening Hours
Mon & Fri 9.30am - 12pm
Tues 9.30am - 7pm
Wed & Thurs 9.30am - 4pm

The images featured in Storm Front are from the Holdfast Bay History Collection. High resolution copies are available to purchase for $15 at the History Centre.

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