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GAWLER Apex president Leon
Budden has raised $3200 by par-
ticipating in the Apex Outback
Postie Bike Ride.
Mr Budden's efforts made him
the fourth highest fundraiser out of
the 80 plus riders taking part in this
"The money raised has been used
to purchase two more units as part
of the Apex Copper Coast Retreats,
which should be open early next
year," Mr Budden said.
"There is already one unit almost
ready and it is planned that by early
next year families suffering from
cancer will be using the units to as-
sist in their recovery through respite
and an enjoyable family getaway."
The Apex Outback Postie Bike
Ride saw riders travel 989 kilometres
in four days, on their postie bikes,
through the Flinders Ranges and
Together, the event raised just over
Mr Budden said he has already
begun training in preparation for
next year's ride.
Leon rides for charity
Gawler Apex president Leon Budden is presented a trophy by Debbie Kelly,
from the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride.
Historic Fair View on the market
HISTORIC property 'Fai
View', with antiquity dating
back to 1909, is on the mar-
The house, currently owned by
Christine Crothers, was original-
ly built for William Williams, his
wife Elizabeth and their four sons
and five daughters.
Coincidentally, the number
of daughters within the house
in modern times remained the
same with Mrs Crothers being
one of five daughters growing up
on the property, which is for sale
through LJ Hooker Real Estate.
"I am the eldest of five daugh-
ters, Elizabeth, Margaret, Rose-
mary (deceased) and Patricia,
with dad Brian (deceased) and
mum Elizabeth," Mrs Crothers
"It was an absolutely fabulous
place to grow up.
"We had horses, dogs, cats,
ducks, chooks, rabbits and even
a pet fox named Freeda, (who)
would cry at the back door to be
Mrs Crothers said her family
bought the property in the 1960s
and ran it as a farm with crops
of wheat growing on the land
behind the houses facing Calton
Road and went along to the bot-
tom of the hill.
The family, which came from
Glenelg, was drawn to the house
by the prospect of owning horses
and it wasn't long before they got
their first pony from Dr John
"The land was mainly used to
keep our horses, one each, plus
a couple of extras at times, on
the property," she said.
"The horses were used for the
pony club in the early days and
then for hunting, showjumping/
dressage and trail-riding.
"It was great fun with lots of
The Gawler East house still has
all of its original features, such
as a fireplace in every room and
leadlight door surrounds, despite
its renovation in the early '80s.
Historian John Clift has re-
searched the 'Fair View' property
and its original occupants, com-
ing to the conclusion that the
historic house was completed in
February 1909 for William Wil-
"In 1881, (William Williams)
married Elizabeth Annie Cook of
Balaklava and they had four sons
and five daughters," Mr Clift
"There are newspaper notices
of weddings etcetera, which show
that the notices were posted from
William Williams of 'Fair View'
Gawler, which would indicate his
occupation for some time.
"This does not record his stay
in Gawler or 'Fair View', however
many of his children settled in
Gawler and I can only presume
that they came here with their
According to Mr Clift's re-
search the following family to
occupy the property was the Bev-
Top: The Fair View property in Gawler East was built in 1909 for William Williams his wife Annie and their ve daughters
and four sons. ABOVE: Christine Crothers is pictured here outside the Fair View property on her wedding day with father
Brian and sister Rosemary. RIGHT: Newspaper clippings were posted from William Williams of 'Fair View' Gawler, which
indicates his occupation there for some time.
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