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Welcome to the History of Gawler. Explore historical information on the Town of Gawler, South Australia's oldest country town, est.1839; sometimes referred to as 'The Colonial Athens' and 'The Best of Town and Country'.

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Gawler History Team Meetings take place on the FIRST Thursday of each month.

Bookings can be made by:.... 1. Registering at a previous meeting

2. emailing Paul Barnet 0407473177 .....or just sign in on the night


Thursday4th April

7.15 pm Zion Lutheran Hall (rear of 22b Cowan Street Gawler)

Guest Speaker

Helen Hennessy


Some of us might know where Goose Island is but do you know how it developed and the myriad of uses it has had? From a special meeting place, working families gardens, festival venue, boating weir, industrial gatherings and plant nursery this open space has been always been an important part of our community Located in the centre of Gawler, Goose Island forms a part of the land along the South Para River. As a result it has been repeatedly subject to flood. The area has been used for many, many purposes but today it is one of the green spaces that adorn the town. The presentation at the Zion Hall on May 2 at 7.15 will include a chance for audience members to contribute their memories of the area.

You are invited to come along, a donation of $5 for cost of hall is appreciated

meeting in the Zion Lutheran Hall, 7.15pm, rear of 22b Cowan Street

The Gawler History Team acknowledges the significant contribution of foundation members Brian Thom and Ian McDonnell.

We thank you both for the legacy you have left, and for your years of service to preserving Gawler’s history.

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