We highly value the historical heritage of St John and its evolution throughout the ages, which has enabled it to grow into the modern-day organisation we champion today. In order to capture and document this history, the St John Historical Society of SA was established in 1988 and is part of a network of St John Historical Societies throughout Australia. Each year a Historical Seminar is held where the societies gather and subsequently publish an annual journal. It is a fascinating record of St John history that ensures these important stories and moments in time are documented for future generations to enjoy.

Our dedicated team of Historical Society volunteers work tirelessly to collect, manage, preserve and research artefacts that reflect the history of the Order of St John and St John Ambulance. Many of these elements are on display in the St John SA Historical Museum, which is open for members of the public to enjoy. Coupled with the extensive knowledge our Historical Society volunteers have of St John, the museum is a treasure trove of St John history and memorabilia.

Our museum has recently moved to its new location in Brighton and our volunteers look forward to welcoming you for a tour once all of the interesting artefacts and pieces of St John history have been carefully set up ready for visitors.

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