History Month in May

02 May 2014 - 02 Jun 2014

Each Thursday in May the Mount Pleasant District History Room will be hosting diverse and pleasurable events of interest to young and the not-so-young.

 

Mount Pleasant District History Room will be open each Thursday, 10 am to 4pm.

Access will be available to the collection, and there will be themed photographic displays. 

 

All enquiries to Paula Bartsch on phone 08 85682126, or Pauline Taheny on phone 08 8568 2617

Email pleasanthistory@gmail.com

 

1 May

Walks planned for 11.30am and 1.30pm

Mount Pleasant Mystery walk 

This will be a guided walk, discussing the history of the buildings, street-scape and street names which will be of interest as you enjoy the ambience, and you will be surprised at just where you will wander... A 'scavenger hunt' will entice you to see what is not so obvious!

 

8 May, 11.30 am and 7 pm

The Mount Pleasant Railway and the American Influence

 

Engine of the last train to Mount Pleasant

Come along and hear Ross Hurley speak about the American influence on the South Australian Railways, with particular emphasis on the Mount Pleasant-Balhannah branchline, the opening of the Nairne line and how the American influence affects us, even today.  Ross is an avid model train enthusiast, who has modelled the Balhannah station, and has researched the railways in depth, and is happy to share his knowledge.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Morning tea and light luncheon available, provided by Mount Pleasant CWA.

 

15 May, 11.30 am and 7 pm

Flour Mill at Mount Pleasant and surrounding townships

 

Mount Pleasant Flour Mill

Bernard Arnold is a renowned expert when it comes to the Flour Mills of South Australia, including all aspects of the milling industry.  Discover the history of the local mill, and those surrounding Mount Pleasant.  Each town aspired to have their own mill, but just why did this occur?

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Morning tea and light luncheon available, provided by Mount Pleasant CWA.

 

22 May, 11.30 am and 7 pm

Where have all the big gums gone?

 

Saleyards, with Brian Cowling

As townships continue to spread, so the threat to the single big gums increases.  Brian Gepp, who has a forestry background, has a keen interest in the changing aspect of the environment when it comes to the forests and those large big gums. Why are the gentle giants of the bush so important to preserve...

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Morning tea and light luncheon available, provided by Mount Pleasant CWA.

 

29 May, 11.30 am and 7 pm

River Torrens in foreground

Time travelling our chain of ponds... called the River Torrens by the British in 1837.

Bob Myers is an expert when it comes to the natural environment.  The River Torrens traverses his property and he has successfully rehabilitated that section and encouraged others to do the same.  Discover the history of the river from ancient formation to modern function.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Morning tea and light luncheon available, provided by Mount Pleasant CWA.

 

 

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