Fire the Cannon Exhibition

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Type of event Commemoration


Town or locality Gawler
Date occurred or began 2020/06/30
Managed or hosted by Gawler Cultural Heritage Centre
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Fire the Cannon: Celebrating the Birth of the Iconic Gawler Institute Building.


On 30th May 1870 all of Gawler stopped to join the celebrations at the laying of the foundation stone of the Gawler Institute building. This exhibition celebrates that day and the community fundraising of the previous 13 years which enabled it to happen.

Please <click here> to read the Bunyip newspaper story; "Exhibit goes off with a bang".

Please <click here> to visit the Gawler Cultural Heritage Centre Facebook page.

Please <click here> to view photos of the Fire the Cannon Exhibition.


Contact the Gawler Cultural Heritage Centre: Email: heritage@gawler.sa.gov.au Phone: (08) 8522 9268

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