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.
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
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.
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
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.
Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Committee Member – Samuel Doering has been doing a stellar job of posting old news items and photos on our Facebook page. So if you have facebook – check them out at https://www.facebook.com/EudundaHeritage
For those of you who don’t have Facebook or prefer not to – we wanted to share some more modern snow photos here as well.
There is – after all ‘A Story’ even in the modern history, which many of you will have experienced. So – let’s not forget those experiences too.
This is a series of photos from an Early 80’s snow event that a one of our ex locals, Colin Wegener took.
ABOVE: This is one looking from Colin’s back fence across the Railway Triangle toward Morgan Road (as it was known back then (see big gum trees, now called Thiele Highway, named after Colin Thiele). up toward South Terrace
Colin used to work on the Railway back then, as a porter, mainly in the good shed. He was in fact the last person to work at the railway station.
Colin lived in the railways cottages, at number 3 Oval Crescent to be exact. Back then the railway system still had the “Railway Triangle” working, with rail lines crossing the main road and into the area behind the cottages. They used this so they could shunt locos and freight. (You can still see some of that earthworks on the main railway side of Thiele Highway (opposite the new Caravan Park), and that leads us to a bit more Eudunda History.
You won’t find Oval Crescent ‘the road’ or cottages there any more, as all the houses were removed. The area was bare for a long time (early 80’s). It did have a playground established for a few years.
Later the northern side was to become part of the Eudunda Community Centre, and the Eudunda BMX Track was developed on the Southern side.
When the BMX Club closed the area was again eyed off by the Eudunda Community, Business and Tourism Committee (ECBAT) for a caravan park, and after many years of negotiations and fund raising have managed to establish one there, in June 2017. See Eudunda Caravan Park.
We hope you have enjoyed looking back into the early 80’s. Thanks to Colin for supplying the photos.
Young Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Member, Samuel Doering has been using technology to continue supporting his community, with local help.
Samuel is currently in England studying at University there, and in between time has been posting great articles on the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery on Facebook.
The articles are about historic events around the area. You are encouraged to read them for yourself.
The amount of information has been breathtaking. Articles about the history of the Eudunda Club, Town Pictures, Masonic Lodge, German Ancestry, Religion (Churches), Croquet Club, Racing Club, Lawn Bowls, Rifle Club, Rabbit Cannery, Cricket, Football etc.
People have been able to comment and share the information and we encourage you to do so too.