Australian Humanists' Convention
Equality is for Everyone
The Humanist Society of South Australia are excited to be co-hosting the 2018 Australian Humanist Convention on April 14 in Adelaide. The theme for the conference, Equality is for Everyone, will be upon human rights and the need for equality. To this end, we have teamed up with some other like-minded organisations and university clubs in South Australia to bring a diverse section of people and ideas to the convention.
As part of our desire to spread the message about the importance of human rights and equality to as many people as possible we are holding a small convention with as few costs as possible. By doing this, we are able to significantly reduce the price of tickets to the convention, thereby allowing the greatest number of people the opportunity to attend. To reflect that some people are able to afford more than others, we are allowing people to pay what they feel they are able, with a basic minimum ‘cost price’ ticket with an option to pay extra. Any excess funds raised will be used by HSSA to allow those that are truly less fortunate to attend and for our charitable purposes.
Saturday 14 April
Duke of Brunswick Hotel
207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
Captain Hellfire and the Wretched Brethren
Z Ward Tour
Glenside’s Z Ward, completed in 1885, was built to house the criminal and unmanageable inmates of Parkside Lunatic Asylum. Z Ward is a stunning building architecturally, with high ceilings, large windows and an intricate ventilation system. It was built based on Late Victorian ideas and ideals of mental illness and their treatment, but in reality it was a high security prison and the inmates mental health needs went untreated. The building is also home to a Ha Ha Wall - the only complete Ha Ha Wall in Australia - deceptively designed to appear unimposing while being virtually impossible to scale. For almost 90 years, Z Ward was home to people deemed to be ‘criminally insane’. However, many of the inmates were not a danger to others; some were simply there for the rest of their lives due to self-harm or because they had suffered a head injury. Come along and hear the stories of the people who used to be hidden away inside the walls of such a beautiful building.
Friday 13 April
Z Ward, Rear of 63 Conyngham St, Glenside
Please note: There are stairs so unsuitable for wheelchairs or people who find stairs difficult to navigate.