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DOMESTIC life during World War
One has been replicated in a new
display at the Mallala Museum.
To be launched later this month, as part
of the museum's new Paintshop Gallery,
the Homefront During Wartime display
has been a year-long work in progress, with
the Mallala Lions Club getting behind the
Spread across two new rooms built within
the gallery by the Lions, it features dining,
kitchen and laundry spaces.
Secretary Laura Parsons said the new
addition has delighted visitors, especially
"We get them to look at things, like
how people cooked and how they got their
water, and we get them to make butter and
they always love that," she said.
"We've also got another room set up as a
laundry so people can see how people used
to wash clothes and hang them out and iron
them in that time period.
"And it also incorporates a time line of
things, like lighting and refrigeration."
Spilling out into the gallery itself is a line-
up of memorabilia from the early 20th cen-
tury, including a kerosene fridge.
Ms Parsons said the display ties in with a
trade exhibit in the gallery, which features a
The heritage-listed gallery also features a
time line of local company East Bros, which
used the now-transformed space as a vehicle
The project was supported by dona-
tions from the community and funded by
a $16,000 grant from History SA, as well
as a contribution for air-conditioning from
The gallery will be officially opened on
this Sunday at 2pm by Amanda James from
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50 YEARS AGO
RELIGIOUS SURVEY PLAN FOR GAWLER...Nine
religious denominatons are combining in Gawler to
conduct a “Religious Aﬃliaton Survey in Gawler” between
November 22 and 29.
The survey has been sponsored by the Minister’s
Fraternal of Government, which has felt for some tme
that such a survey was needed, according to a spokesman.
He said the ministers felt that Gawler had changed so
greatly in recent years that the churches had lost their
associaton with many people and had not come into
contact with many of the newer arrivals in the community.
150 YEARS AGO
ST GEORGE'S SCHOOL...During the past month
circumstances have occurred which have perilled the
prosperity (if not the existence) of one of the most useful
insttutons in Gawler – St George’s School.
This school, though the property of the English Church,
has been conducted on the most liberal principles – in
fact, with regard to its general management has been
placed under the control of the Board of Educaton,
and conducted strictly in accordance with its povisions
– doctrinal instructon in accordance with the tenets of
the church being reserved for hours not devoted to school
purposes and conﬁned exclusively to children of parents
who belong to the church.
25 YEARS AGO
DARREN THE TOAST OF SA CRICKET...Gawler
cricketng prodigy, Darren Lehmann, 19, is the toast of
South Australia following his remarkable double century in
the Sheﬃeld Shield match against New South Wales which
ended on Monday.
Believed to be the youngest South Australian ever to
achieve this milestone, Darren also displayed maturity
beyond his years to help his side overhaul the huge ﬁrst
innings target set by the powerful NSW line-up.
On Sunday, he achieved the three-ﬁgure mark before a
big crowd to record his maiden Sheﬃeld Shield century
in 10 ﬁrst-class matches and conﬁrm his potental as an
Australian Test player.
through the ﬁles of The Bunyip
10 YEARS AGO
ARMED HOLD-UP...A man claiming to have a gun held
up the Westpac Bank in Murray Street, Gawler, last Friday
afernoon, making his low-speed getaway on foot.
Greg Hill, a customer in the bank at the tme, said one of
the staﬀ at the front desk had already actvated the alarm
when the robber entered.
“I went in to change a cheque, there was a lady in front
of me; the next minute I see this guy run in and say ‘This is
a hold-up’, then he jumped on the counter and yelled ‘I’ve
got a gun’ twice,” Mr Hill said.
PAYING FOR NEGLECT...A striking example of the
advisability of members of friendly societes of Gawler
subscribing their 2s. per head per annum to the Hutchinson
Hospital and thus securing the reduced fees for admission
should they become ill was illustrated at the last meetng of
the Hutchinson Hospital Board.
A member of a Gawler friendly society in receipt of good
wages neglected to contribute his 2s. One of his children
was taken ill and placed in the hospital.
100 YEARS AGO
New display hits home
"We get them to look at
things, like how people cooked and
how they got their water, and we get
them to make butter and they always
Mallala Museum vice-president Gwenda Gri ths (left) with secretary Laura Parsons will o cially open the new The Homefront During
Wartime display at the museum.
PHOTOS: Natalie Vikhrov
Visitors can learn about domestic life during wartime when the Mallala Musuem launches its
new display this month.
Two new rooms have been built in the Mallala Museum to accommodate its new
Homefront During Wartime display.
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