Successful ‘Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea’ 2022

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Management Committee held thier annual ‘Friends of the Gallery’ Morning Tea Meeting on Wednesday, 9th Feb, 2022, at the Eudunda Hall.

The ‘Friends of the Gallery’ Morning Tea marks the birthday of the founding of the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery, and as has been tradition, the current Eudunda Citizen of the Year, Helen Schiller was asked to cut the cake to mark the occasion.

Helen Schiller Cuts the Cake at Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022
Helen Schiller Cuts the Cake at Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022

To a smaller gathering than the previous year, due to a spike in COVID warnings causing some last minute cancellations, Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Management Committee Chairperson Dot Bonner spoke of challenges and triumphs during the year, and of the exciting things planned for the year ahead by its Volunteers and Committee.

Chairperson Dot Bonner Explains Future Plans at the Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022
Chairperson Dot Bonner Explains Future Plans at the Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022

The Morning Tea is also traditionally where friends annual membership is paid, and Dot explained that Membership has remained the same for the last 25 years at $10, but in that time everything has risen in cost the Committee we will be increasing membership slightly next year.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO STILL SUPPORT THE GALLERY
One year Friends of the Gallery this year remains at $10
or the 3 year membership for $30
or consider becoming a ‘Gold’ Friend of the Gallery for $100


Heritage Gallery Launch Online Book Sales

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Web Shop is Open Aug 5th 2021
The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Web Shop is Open Aug 5th 2021

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery (EFHG) had been planning for quite some time to sell some of the books they have online.

Chairperson of the Gallery, Peter Herriman explained that he and Gallery volunteer Samuel Doering who is currently in London, having successfully completed his undergraduate studies at the New College of the Humanities, had been collaborating online to establish the online sale of books. Peter explained,

“The Gallery has been going for approximately 24 years, and has had a ‘web presence’ quite early on, since the days of the Southern Goyder Telecommunications Network (SGTN) in 1999 to 2000. They took on thier own web identity about 2001, and it remains an active website, sharing news about the Gallery.

“Adding the online sales is a significant step for the Gallery. Samuel & I launched the shop part of the website last Thursday Night without much ‘fanfair’ locally.

“Samuel had done a fantastic amount of work posting regularly, with fantastic research, stories and photos on the Heritage Gallery’s Facebook page over the previous year, and built up a great contact network. When Samuel posted the advert (shown above), we were very happy to see that people were keen to find books about our region, and were snapping them up immediately.

“I truly believe it has been Samuel’s hard work in promoting the Heritage Gallery in the first place which had allowed his post to be seen by so many through Social Media that saw the immediate response we have had. You can image that Samuel and I were beaming from ear to ear.

“Having the online shop will help ‘Future Proof’ the Gallery, especially in the current turbulent times of COVID lock-downs where the Gallery cannot be open, at least we can still spread the word about our great district to the rest of the world through our books.

“We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to those who made early purchases and to let you know that the books will be on thier way real soon.”

You too can explore the web shop, it only has 11 book titles at the moment, with more to come and if you are local you can still buy online, any time of the day or night and pick the books up when the Gallery is open without incurring a shipping fee. Please also tell others about this new service.

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery is run by volunteers and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Shop

We have a Stand at the 2021 Barossa History Fair – This Sunday 2nd May

Catch us at the 2021 Barossa History Fair this coming Sunday 2nd May at the Angaston Town Hall & Barossa Adventure Station.

In the Town hall will be 20+ local history groups to check out, (including us), a photo section and also guest speakers. $5 entry.

There is also lots happening over the road at the Barossa Adventure Station as well as part of the Expo, with lots of free stuff for the kids to do too.

Barossa History Fair, May 2nd 2021 Kids Passport
Barossa History Fair, May 2nd 2021 Kids Passport

More info on their Facebook page @barossahistoryfair

Local Authors Featured in Gallery Window

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery (EFHG) Management Committee have long promoted the books written by local authors. You can actually drop in to the Gallery and purchase some of them, or even phone and enquire if we have one you are looking for.

As this year is Eudunda’s 150th and Colin Thiele’s 100th Birthday we thought that displaying books from our collection of local authors might be nice.

Of course our most famous and prodigious author is still Colin Thiele with over 100 books published in Australia and many countries around the world, in other languages, and Eudunda is rightly proud to have been part of Colin’s life growing up here, and basing several fiction books on his times here.

WOW! Will you be surprised when you see how many local authors there are and how many books they produced. Take note that the photos of the windows display only include a couple of Colin’s books, all the display is made up of our other authors, so it really does show just how important our Galleries collection is.

Some of these books are for sale too. We are working on a list of the books and an online shop so you can purchase them (those that are for sale).

Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery - Front Window display - Local Authors - left view
Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery – Front Window display – Local Authors – left view
Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery - Front Window display - Local Authors - middle view
Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery – Front Window display – Local Authors – middle view
Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery - Front Window display - Local Authors - right view
Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery – Front Window display – Local Authors – right view
Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery - Front Window display - Local Authors - Some of Colin Thiele's Books
Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery – Front Window display – Local Authors – Some of Colin Thiele’s Books