Trust Management

Established in 1960, by indenture with Henley and Grange Council (now part of Charles Sturt Council), the Charles Sturt Memorial Museum Trust Incorporated is a South Australian Incorporated Association. It is registered with the ACNC - Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

The historic precinct managed by the Trust includes The Grange, the galleries, the park surrounding the house and the heritage garden.

Our mission is to conserve, manage and promote, with imagination, creativity and excellence, the life, times and achievements of one of the greatest colonial explorers, Captain Charles Sturt.

Membership of the C.S.M.M. Trust

The Trust welcomes members. There is a modest annual fee for this voluntary organisation entrusted with the conservation and preservation of The Grange historic precinct. Members receive the newsletter, Explore and invitations to Sturt’s Birthday Celebrations in April as well as the AGM held in November each year.

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Members may choose to take up the opportunity to stand for and serve on the Board which meets on the evening of the second Wednesday of each month. The Board positions are – President; Vice President (2), Chairperson; Hon Treasurer, Hon Secretary and 4 ‘ordinary’ members.

captain sturt statue

Memorial laying of wreath at Captain Sturt’s statue, Franklin Street Adelaide.



Patron: The Hon. Dean Brown AO, former Premier of South Australia
President: Merle Weston
Chair: Anthony Botten
Vice President: Graham Pike
Hon. Secretary: Anne McCutcheon
Hon. Treasurer: Margaret Phillips (Hon. Curator)
Ordinary Members: Sally Pentland, Bill Parry, Professor Scott Smith, David Posaner

An honorary auditor reviews the finances and we engage a financial manager to assist with investments.

The Board is responsible for day to day running of the precinct and all operations. As the Historic Precinct is entirely volunteer run, members also undertake various volunteer activities such as house and garden maintenance, guiding tours for visitors and caretakers for events. Collection management, research and exhibitions is the responsibility of the Hon. Curator.