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50 YEARS AGO
REUNION FOR GAWLERITES...The “good old days” of
Gawler were recalled yesterday (Wednesday) when about
165 people attended the annual Gawler Reunion at the
Despite threatening weather, the event attracted more
people than last year ’s reunion.
About 40 of the people attending went on a bus tour of
Gawler, visiting the Trevu home for the aged and the Meals
on Wheels kitchen.
150 YEARS AGO
OLD NORTH ROAD...Come fill a bumper, dear friends
and good neighbours, now, Drink to the right we have
struggled for sairley; We shall enjoy the reward of our
labours now —
The North Road is to be made for us fairly.
Pledge me then, honest men, now, since we’ve got our aim,
I know; you’ll enjoy what we’ve purchased so dearly.
25 YEARS AGO
BEFORE A CHAT
“I want you to
popped his head
round the corner.
“Who is John
H...?” I started to
say, but something
“preserve me from
and the penny
You mean THE John Howard?”
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September 14 – time and place to be confirmed.
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10 YEARS AGO
STURT HIGHWAY BACK ON AGENDA...
Commuters from Gawler to Adelaide may well sigh with
relief after the announcement last week of an additional
$110 million funding to accelerate the construction of the
Sturt Highway extension.
Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Jim
Lloyd last week released the South Australian component
of the government’s transport policy Building Our National
Transport Future at the Playford Civic Centre.
The transport policy will contribute 40.7 per cent of
the funds for AusLink national network roads to South
Australia, should the coalition government be re-elected.
UNFAIR FARES... At the meeting of the Gawler
Corporation on Monday evening anomalies that exist on
the north line were again discussed.
Cr Tulloch said that they were constantly having to
complain of the treatment meted out to north line
He did not think that the Railways Commissioner gave
them a fair deal.
The fare for a second class monthly ticket between
Adelaide and Gawler was £2/2s while the fare from Mount
Barker to Adelaide, 32 miles, was only 30s.
100 YEARS AGO
Author’s rural romance
Team spirit tested
POPULAR South Australian rural ro-
mance author Tricia Stringer gave an
insightful speech into the life of a writ-
er at the Two Wells Bowling Club last
The ‘Right as Rain’ and ‘Queen of the
Road’ novelist spoke to about 30 dedicated
readers and also treated them to some per-
sonal readings from her books.
Stringer’s inspiration to write rural ro-
mance stories began 25 years ago and was
drawn from her love of the country, after
spending a large proportion of her life liv-
ing in regional areas.
However, 2014 has been the turning
point in her career, as she is no longer em-
ployed as a teacher and has become a full-
In her presentation, Stringer touched on
the importance of research and study and
said listening to others is one of her key
methods, because everybody has a story to
“We never think our own story is inspi-
rational, but it is to other people,” Stringer
“But I always thought if my life was a
book, you would have put it down by now.
“That’s because nobody wants to read
a book where everything is happy and
smooth sailing, people want a bit of conflict
Stringer has also been credited with
creating the concept of the rural romance
“Apparently, there was no rural romance
genre before, so I like to think that I in-
vented it because it was in my first adult’s
book,” Stringer said.
“And now publishers are saying that rural
romance is actually saving the Australian
“It’s very, very strong, so I’m very excited
to be a part of that.”
Since publishing her first children’s book
‘Smokestacks and Sails’ about 10 years ago,
Stringer has written three adult novels, with
the third ‘Riverboat Point’ to be released in
LOCAL Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award participants embraced their
team spirit during the 2014 orien-
teering and kayaking challenge on
The Gawler Blue Light team had
to plot their co-ordinates on a map
of the Murray River at Roonka, near
Blanchetown, before kayaking to
As part of the Canoe SA Team
Paddle Challenge, groups had to
be self-sufficient and carry tents,
cooking gear, food, water and first-aid
kits as part of the challenge, for up to
six hours each day.
Points were awarded for teamwork
and skills demonstrated.
At one checkpoint participants had to
pitch a tent, boil water in a trangia and
each throw a rope out to within half a
metre of a ‘drowning’ person from the
riverbank, to add to their scores.
Romance novelist Tricia Stringer gave an
insight into the life of a writer at the Mallala
Bowling Club last Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Amelia Dawkins
Readers who enjoyed Tricia Stringer’s talk
last Wednesday were Carolyn Cordon (left)
and Kay Boon.
Canoe SA chief executive Ian Heard presents Ant and Alex
Skewes, Ruby McLennan, James Gillard-Martin and Pascal
Price with certificates for placing fifth in the Team Paddle
INSET: Gawler Blue Light team ‘Paddle Whackers’ paddle
back to home base after taking part in the Team Paddle
Gawler Celebrating 175 years
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