Tag: history

Wartime necessity to local legacy

Our Mount Gambier Airport boasts a rich history, and a key part of that story is the humble Bellman hangar. These unique structures played a...

Shipwreck search unites nations

The Australian National Maritime Museum, along with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Silentworld Foundation and the Silentworld Robe Branch of the National...

Landmark designer finally remembered

On April 27,120 years ago, Mount Gambier’s Centenary Tower was officially opened by Sir Samuel Way who had travelled from Adelaide. Howvever, the tower’s story...

Digging up new species of giant fossil kangaroos

Palaeontologists from Flinders University have described three unusual new species of giant fossil kangaroo from Australia and New Guinea, finding them more diverse in...

Museum flight plan

Plans for an aviation museum in Mount Gambier are progressing, with local councillors receiving an update about the project last night.
Mount Gambier Regional Airport...

Family history in region dates back to colonisation

Former Naracoorte Lucindale Mayor David Hood has explained how his forebears traded with First Nations people at Allendale East around 170 years ago.
As a...

Dunn family history sought for new book

AQueensland woman is appealing for information about several well-known Mount Gambier families for a book she is writing with her cousin about their shared...

Historic photograph showcased

This never-before-seen photograph shows a shearing group outside the Glencoe woolshed in 1898. The original was donated to the Glencoe branch of the National...

Free museum admission

The Millicent National Trust Museum has reopened with a special offer. The usual $12 adult admission fee has been waived for locals as long as...

Historian appointed

The Millicent RSL has appointed its first-ever archivist and historian. At the recent annual general meeting, RSL member Peter Murphy was appointed to the role. Mr...

‘Murder’ premeditated

Producer Chris Hollingsworth is calling for participants to take part in the seventh annual “Murder in the Museum Melodrama” at Millicent in 2024.
The sold-out...

Presidential history made

AMount Gambier organisation has made history in appointing its first indigenous and female president in the club’s more than 60-year history.
Proud Larrakia woman and...

Volunteers delve into family history

Mount Gambier resident Gina Surth has sung the praises of the volunteer researchers at the South East Family History Group. Her forebears emigrated to Australia...

Cemetery project support

Robe District Council has secured funding for its ‘Robe Historic Cemetery - Restoration Works’ project. The Department of Environment and Water will contribute $20,000 towards...