Gallery receives CHART Grant

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery is proud to announce it has received a grant from the Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) grant scheme.

The scheme is funded by the Australian Government and administered by The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA).

The grant, valued at just under $3,000, will assist the Gallery in a variety of ways. The grant comes at a time when the Gallery is recovering from the effects of COVID-19 and recent water damage.

The Gallery will be able to purchase a number of scanners with different capabilities, as well as a LED Lighting Box which will enable the Gallery to begin documenting and digitising the collection to make it more accessible. It is our aim to digitise our entire photographic collection, to ensure these valuable insights into our past can continue telling stories into the future.

Another item that the Gallery will now be able to acquire is a Zoom Handy Recorder, which will enable the recording of oral histories. It has been commented repeatedly that too many oral stories, not recorded elsewhere, are being lost. The Gallery will finally have the means to preserve valuable oral stories.

Another major component of the grant allows for the acquisition of archival-quality storage boxes in a number of sizes. The boxes prevent the deterioration of historic objects and artefacts – from irreplaceable photos and handwritten German minute books, to commemorative glasses and empty chemist bottles.

The CHART grant will allow us to continue to safeguard our collection. The Gallery sustained serious water damage in September 2021 and March 2022, with water infiltrating every part of the premises in the March flood. This has forced us to reconsider how we display and store our large collection. Artefacts situated close to the floor or near areas of the ceiling that have been compromised can now be shifted to safer storage. We cannot risk losing artefacts from our collection.

The Gallery would like to sincerely thank The Australian Museums and Galleries Association and the Australian Government for their generous support; their assistance allows us to continue the important work of preserving, sharing, and recording stories from Eudunda and surrounding districts. 

We look forward to sharing more news about the outcome of the grant in the coming weeks.



Gallery Partly Flooded During Freak Storm

Flooding in Main Street of Eudunda - 16th March 2022
Flooding in Main Street of Eudunda (photo is in front of Heritage Gallery)- 16th March 2022

This is part of the media release put out by the Regional Council of Goyder,

“A storm that passed through Eudunda last week lashed the area with up to 50mm in less than an hour. The storm caused minor flooding in the township and damaged numerous roads. While the clean-up will take some weeks it has highlighted that there is still further work required in Eudunda to help address the ageing and outdated stormwater infrastructure. This is the second event of a similar magnitude in the last 6 months and the fifth time in the last 10 years.”

Please access the full media release online here or the PDF version here

Carpet Tiles Drying out after March 16th 2022 flood
Carpet Tiles Drying out after March 16th 2022 flood

Fortunately there was no damage to any of the items in the gallery.

The Gallery is closed for a short time while floors dry out and repairs to some are done.


Melbourne Cup Luncheon

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery is hosting a Melbourne CupLuncheon at the Eudunda Hall to raise funds for the work the EFHG does in maintaining local history.
Doors open at 12pm midday, and guests will be welcomed with a free drink on arrival. A 2-course meal costs $25, and sweeps will be available on the day.
RSVP is essential due to Covid, so if you would like to attend, please contact our Chairperson, Dot Bonner, on 0407 004 469.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery AGM – 10th Aug 2021

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Management Committee will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 10th August, 2021, at the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery,
19 Bruce Street, Eudunda
beginning at 9a.m. sharp.

All are welcome to attend, but to comply with current social-distancing measures if you wish to attend please RSVP
to the Chairperson of the Committee on 0429 811 958
by the 8th Aug 2021

We look forward to seeing you at our annual AGM.