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50 YEARS AGO
ARCHERS WON...On Sunday
the Eden Hills archers played the
The archers ran out easy winners,
taking the honours 19 matches to
2 with 3 all square.
The only golfers to outshoot their
opponents were Bob Parham and
Nolan Kokegei and Max Gordon squared their matches.
Nolan played two matches to give all the archers a game.
The archers play the game by ﬁring an arrow from the
tee about 200 yards and again ﬁring from where the ﬁrst
arrow lands, and so on untl the green is reached when
they ﬁre an arrow at a tennis ball on a stck about 6 inches
above the cup.
150 YEARS AGO
BAROSSA ELECTION...Mr John Williams, the only
candidate at present for the representaton of this district,
met the electors at the Oddfellows' Hall, Gawler, on Friday
the 29th instant.
On the moton of Mr. F.F. Turner, the Mayor of Gawler,
(Mr. J. Martn) was called upon to preside.
Our reporter not being present at the commencement
of Mr Williams' address, we copy it from the Adelaide
Express, in which it was very fully and fairly reported.
Mr Williams then commenced his address.
He hoped they would not expect an eloquent speech
from him, as he had not been accustomed to speak
publicly, but he would endeavour to give them, in his own
simple way the ideas and opinions he had entertained
upon the questons of the day.
25 YEARS AGO
WORLD INTEREST IN LOCAL INVENTION...When
Gawler's Tony Pavlovich designed a back support at the
request of a local farmer with chronic back problems he
had no idea how popular his inventon would become.
Instead of actng as a support for shearers only, the Tolai
All Purpose Back Support has created Australia-wide
interest in the rural, industrial and rehabilitaton sectors.
Tolai Pty. Ltd., of Paxton Street, Gawler, has already sold
thousands of the units, the potental of which is only now
being fully realised.
through the ﬁles of The Bunyip
10 YEARS AGO
'COLLABORATE OR DIE'...The region's new tourism
boss has announced a major overhaul of tourism in
the region with changes that will beneﬁt Gawler and
Incoming Barossa Wine and Tourism Associaton Board
chairperson John Heneker has plans for a "shake-up" of
regional tourism that will see a greater emphasis placed
on Gawler, Williamstown and Lyndoch.
"Quite clearly the Barossa Wine and Tourism
Associaton has not served the region well in the sense
of the expanded region," Mr Heneker said.
SOUTHS WITHDRAW FROM ASSOCIATION...The
adjourned meetng of the South Gawler Football Club
has been held and it was unanimously decided at the
meetng to withdraw from the Gawler Associaton.
In view of the proceedings at the Associaton meetng
on Monday this decision has come as a great surprise to
Mr J. Nolan, president of the South club, when seen on
Wednesday, said, "Yes: it was put to the ballot and the
vote was unanimous".
100 YEARS AGO
once in each
To solve a sudoku puzzle, ﬁll the
empty cells with the numbers 1 to 9
5 74298 6
Solution No. 287
Level of Difﬁculty:
Red Cross flags success
THE Lyndoch branch
of Australia's Red Cross
will be celebrating its
75th birthday this Sep-
tember with a flag-rais-
ing ceremony, after
finally receiving a new
flagpole this month.
Lyndoch branch presi-
dent Eileen Strachan said
the event would be held
on September 21, as that
was the date on which the
Lyndoch branch was re-
formed after World War
II.Mrs Strachan said the
new pole would be used
to raise the Red Cross flag
for the event, but will also
be used to raise the Aus-
tralian flag "on appropri-
"We obviously wanted
to raise our flag on that
day but we also thought it
would be a good thing for
the town," she said.
"We used to have one
at the post office, and the
postmaster at the time
used to raise and lower the
flag everyday, but some-
thing happened to it and
it was taken down.
"So the town hasn't had
one for quite a few years."
Working with the Lyn-
doch District Historical
Society and Barossa Coun-
cil, branch secretary Mon-
ica Wohlstadt secured the
new flagpole via a com-
munity assistance grant.
"It took a while, but
we got there in the end,"
Mrs Strachan, who, next
month, will be stepping
down as president after 13
She said the event will
be "a simple day", that
will hopefully include a
brass band, games and a
sausage-sizzle and will be
open to the public.
This year also marks the
centenary of the Australian
Red Cross, with the event
aiming to be a celebration
of both anniversaries.
LEFT: Lyndoch Red Cross branch members (from left) Pat
Lean, Eileen Strachan, Dorothy Matz, Lesley Andrews,
Malinda Melbourne and Sandra Caveney are ready to
raise the ag for their 75th anniversary in September.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
Red Shield Appeal
THIS past weekend saw The Salvation
Army Red Shield Appeal take place
in Gawler, with many volunteers
door-knocking around town to collect
much-needed donations for the social
Many houses were door-knocked, the
weather was perfect and even though a lot
are feeling down with this latest budget,
many still dug deep.
MOST of Gawler was in a state of
black on Saturday night due to a
power blackout, possibly caused by a
household incident; this sent everyone
into a posting frenzy, trying to figure
out why they had no power and when
it was coming back on.
The estimated return time on the SA
Power Networks' website said 2.30am, as
it turns out most households were back
with power by around midnight. Luckily,
the Gawler institute had its power restored
quickly as it had a function on when the
power went out.
ON Sunday, my family and I took
advantage of the lovely weather and
went for a drive to Crystal Brook to
an antique shop, with my dad visiting
The mandatory stop was made at the
public toilets in the towns, with one thing
discovered in each of these small, very
unpopulated towns. No matter how big
your town is, you can always make use of a
captive audience. Each of these little towns
had put laminated sheets with information
regarding places of interest in the town on
the back of the toilet doors. Making use of
the facilities was a great idea; it was great
also to see how clean and tidy the toilet
Missing in action
LAST week, things got a little
overwhelming. I was informed by a
local business owner that my page had
helped her a great deal.
Because I made the page and run it, I
already knew what it could do, but what
I didn't realise was how much it may be
missed if it was inactive for a few days.
Facebook is not the be all and end all,
but it was great to read this comment: "I
understand that you wanted to have a break
from Facebook for a few days, however,
as I am not from Gawler, I find your page
interesting and helpful when I am trying to
find out about things to do and see".
I appreciate feedback and, as a result, I
am aiming to get more community-type
information to you.
The power of
OVER 6000 people saw the recent
Gawler Happenings post regarding a
lost mobile phone, with many sharing
Within a few hours the phone was
returned, with all the memories and data
still on it. To be able to put out the call
for something that has gone missing, such
as a pet or phone, is such an easy task and
takes all of a few seconds. However, on
announcing in a post that the page was
trying to do more community-minded
things, it prompted this response from
a local follower: "no more posts about
Sorry, but if you lost something wouldn't
you try and use social media to try and get
Have a great week and don't forget to
contact me via Gawler Happenings on
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