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


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

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

Fourth Antiques Valuation Day A Winner

On Saturday 27th July 2019 The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery hosted it’s fourth Antique and old wares valuation and information day at the Gallery with antique expert Mr. John Foumakis

John Foumakis with some beautiful items to value
John Foumakis with some beautiful items to value

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Committee would especially like to thank Mr. John Foumakis for his generosity and support with these valuation days.

The Heritage Committee were also delighted to have Erin Connellan of Radio Station Magic 105.9, based in Port Augusta visit and do video and audio interview.  We are happy to be able to link back to thier website with the videos below.

Magic 105-9 - Erin chats with Samuel Doering at Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery
Magic 105-9 – Erin chats with Samuel Doering at Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery

Link to Magic 105.9 Web Page with the Video Chat

John valued and gave information about various old treasures that people had bought in to look at. With the cost of entry and unlimited valuations being only $5 people did get a real bargain, whether their items were or not.

Erin from Magic 105.9 Interviewed John – click on image or link below

Magic 105-9 - Erin chats with Antique Valuer John Foumakis at Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery - 270719
Magic 105-9 – Erin chats with Antique Valuer John Foumakis at Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery

Link to Magic 105.9 Web Page with the Audio Chat

Everyone has something old and interesting to share, so when the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery arrange the next Valuation Day, bring long your knick-knacks and curios to discover more about them and find out thier value.

Magic 105-9 Erin chats with Peter Horne talks about Eudunda to Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Township Nov 2020
Magic 105-9 Erin chats with Peter Horne talks about Eudunda to Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Township Nov 2020

Link to Magic 105.9 Web Page with the Video Chat

Some Photos from the day.

  • John Foumakis with some beautiful items to value
    John Foumakis with some beautiful items to value