Adelaide Central

Recording the History of Communications

The Journal of the South Australian Telephone Collectors Society Inc.

Last Meeting

The last SATCS meeting was held in February at SA Power Networks on Anzac Highway. We had a lively auction and some interesting displays. One was a metal insulator!

Next Meeting

The next SATCS meeting will be held at Sir Thomas Playford ETSA Museum on March 17th 2018 at 13:30. This meeting is a week later than usual and is being held at a different location.


Click the link above to see the reports from the SATCS President and Editor.

These reports appeared in the latest edition of Adelaide Central

Past Covers

This link takes you to the covers of the current and past editions of Adelaide Central.

It you are interested, you can subscribe to Adelaide Central or join the SATCS.


Follow this link to find announcements such as for events, activities or sales.


Adelaide Central is the WEB site of the South Australian Telephone Collectors Society Inc. (SATCS).

The SATCS aims to promote the study of, to record and to collect all aspects of our communications heritage. Our members' interests range from restoring early wooden sets to the preservation of electro-mechanical exchanges and the creation of computer controlled exchanges so that restored equipment may be connected across the Internet and used much as it was in the past. Pay telephones, telephone boxes and railway telephones are all part of the mix. Members come from all walks of life and share a common passion for our communications heritage.

The SATCS meets monthly so the members can catch up in a social environment. The meetings generally include an auction, a raffle, afternoon tea and plenty of opportunity to chat. The SATCS is a member of the STAA so each SATCS member receives the bi-monthly journal The Exchange in addition to the SATCS Journal, Adelaide Central. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SATCS or just visiting, telephone or email anyone on the list of contacts – you are most welcome.

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The telephone history and collecting community in Australasia is represented by the Sound and Telecommunications Association Australasia Inc. (STAA.)

There are other associated clubs in New South Wales (ATCS (NSW)), Queensland (ATCS (Qld)), Victoria (AHTS) and Western Australia (WAHTS).


The SATCS publishes a monthly journal called Adelaide Central that records the Society’s activities and provides notification of upcoming events. If you would like to subscribe to Adelaide Central, just fill out the membership application form.

The STAA publishes a bi-monthly journal called The Exchange. It features educational, historical, technical and restoration “how to” articles.

Members of the SATCS receive both journals as part of their membership.