How did you receive your phone calls in years past?
It may well have been a manual exchange like Eudunda’s
Come and look at this great example and look at some of the photos and booklets about manual exchanges.
Can you remember your old phone number?
Was it a “Party Line”? and if so – how many rings did you wait for?
Were you an Exchange Operator in the district? We would love to hear from you about where and when and who with, and your experiences.
As part of South Australia’s History Festival 28th April – 31st May,
Sir Hubert Wilkins’ Cottage is open and many interesting things displayed about this great, yet little know South Australian Explorer, who grew up in the area of Mount Bryan East (SA).
The open house will be from 11 am until 3 pm. on Sunday 29th April.
Local identity Margaret Doecke appeals for relatives of those interned in Emmaus Cemetery to help.
The Emmaus Cemetery dates back to 1872 and is still in use today.
There are many old and uncared for graves. I have appointed myself a “Friend of the Emmaus Cemetery” and together with the members of the Property/ Maintenance Committee of the St.John’s congregation have devised a plan to upgrade the Cemetery.
Work has been carried out with grant funding and volunteer effort, and will continue.
This is as far as the committee can go, so now I appeal to the Families of loved ones buried there to contact me re upgrading the graves.
Some of the old names are.. Ziersch, Koster, Sieber, Michalk, Heppner, Fechner, Appelt, Eckermann, Duldig, Kleinig, Hassold, Mader, Handke, Post, Schultz, Pfeiffer, Lindner, Schutz and the list goes on……
If you know if you, or someone you know are 3rd, 4th or 5th generation descendants of these family names and wish to help by renovating these old graves, please contact me as below. This is your family History.