About Us

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the Meintangk/Moandik people to country and respect and value their past, present and ongoing connection to the land.

National Trust of South Australia

The National Trust of South Australia is a community organisation established in 1955 for purposes of protecting preserving and promoting our built, natural and cultural heritage.  We are a registered public charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

We are part of a national and international network of National Trust organisations with more than six million members worldwide.

The National Trust of South Australia manages 130 heritage places across the state, including 24 nature reserves.  We rely on the support of our 6,000 members and volunteers, including 44 local area branches across the state.  We also deliver many public events, professional services, learning and advocacy programs to engage and interact with the wider community and increase interest and commitment to sustainment and regeneration of our heritage.

Cape Jaffa Lightouse Museum, Kingston SE
Cape Jaffa Lightouse Museum, Kingston SE

Kingston SE Branch

The Kingston SE Branch of the National Trust of South Australia originated in 1964.

Early meetings were held in various venues, but usually in the CWA Rooms or later in the original Reedy Creek Hall. The branch moved to the building at 23 Cooke Street in 1972, where it set up a Pioneer Museum.

A major undertaking was made to manage the Lighthouse as well, once it had been relocated, and today, members and volunteers are committed to opening both the Lighthouse and the Museum daily during school holiday periods, in addition to many other times, according to demand.