It would seem that the regular appearance of storms and rain has inspired the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery’s window dresser this month. Volunteer and Committee Member Delilah Balmer has a real knack for window displays and this months was indeed very topical.
After three years of drought the farmers started out with what had promised a good season. Growth wise, it has been good, with rain coming regularly to help the crops grow. It has been great for our gardens (and the weeds too).
Sadly now that ‘hay season’ has been in full steam the rain has not stopped. Farmers have struggled to find enough time between the rain to dry thier hay out for baling.
For many farmers recent rain has all but ruined the remaining crop, now not fit to sell, and only good for on farm use, and as most farmers have less stock due to the drought they have less ability use of the spoilt hay.
It appears at a point where for many, that this year may well be treated as the forth year of drought, not because of the lack of rain, but for the lack of production of goods for income.
If you visit the Heritage Gallery and look through the archives, you will find many more times over the previous 150 years of European settlement that the farmers have struggled too. If you haven’t had a look in the Gallery for quite a while, Pop in! Open Friday, Saturday and Sundays every week.
The new times are: Friday: 11am-3pm Saturday: 11am-3pm Sunday: 11am-3pm
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).
This award winning school project from the year 2000 by the Stanford sisters, Samantha and Elizabeth of Sutherlands has been around a bit, being hosted in a few different places, and here we are 20 years later finally placing it in the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Collection.
When it was designed it used modern technology at the time, and had both text and graphics versions. Over time (about 2005) the web changed, browsers updated and at that time we could not get the graphic version to work well enough – so it was decided that it would be disabled.
The Text website is still a wonderful look int the 1920’s in Sutherlands, well worth a look. Many thanks to Samantha and Elizabeth for thier work.
You should use the browser back button (backspace) to return to any previous page.
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.