We Would Like Historic Stories and Photos Of This District

This present time of uncertainty, where seemingly everything is on pause, provides the opportunity to self-reflect.

Story-telling is just one way that we can continue to connect and learn during this time.

We would love to receive stories and photos from you for the purpose of featuring on our Facebook Page. The potential to create a treasure-trove of stories and personal histories is enormous.

What the photo or story pertains to is up to you. It could be a photo of old farm machinery, the story of a drought, flood or other historic event, or an image of a memento or piece of technology that is no longer in use. The list could go on.

There are only two constraints: the photo, story or memento should have a link to Eudunda or any of the outlying districts, and a sufficient explanation of what a photo, or memento is.

Send your photos and/or stories via Facebook Messenger
to Social Media Editor on the Web Form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to use these channels of communication too.

Get creative, and we look forward to seeing what incredible stories come out of the woodwork!

#welovehistory #sharinghistory #historyisimportant

Emmaus Cemetry Request For Family Support

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.

Emmaus Cemetery 2016 at beginning of project
Emmaus Cemetery 2016 at beginning of project, Photo by Margaret Doecke

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.


Emmaus Cemetery at 2016 at beginning of project
Emmaus Cemetery at 2016 at beginning of project, Photo by Margaret Doecke