Can you help? – building information

UPDATE (23 September): The building has been identified. Thanks to those who helped us identify it. It is the old Marble View church on Eyre Peninsula – it was just south of Cummins. In its life it was a Methodist church, a Lutheran church and a school. It closed in about 1960 We don’t have […]


Can you help?

This gentleman is unknown. Does anyone recognise him? If you can, we would love to hear from you at the History Centre. He is one of a number of very old (and hand coloured) photos that we have of unidentified people (others will be added as I scan them).There is no indication on the photo […]


Looking back – 100 years ago… Curramulka

From the Australian Christian Commonwealth – 12 April 1918… Celebrating the anniversary of the new church building at Curramulka (Yorke Peninsula). The brief news snippet suggests this was the 6th anniversary of the new building. Looking back a little further, would suggest that the first services (and the first building) for the Curramulka Methodist Church (now […]


Looking Back… 100 years ago – Gawler

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – 5 April 1918… A special news article honouring the retiring choir leader at Tod Street Methodist Church (now Gawler Uniting Church). Mr Phillip Cheek had been the conductor of the church choir for 55 years (and a member of the choir for 5 years before that as well). He was […]


Looking back… 70 years ago – Prospect North Methodist Church

From ‘The South Australian Methodist’, 19 March 1948, comes the report of a triple memorial window that will be unveiled at the Prospect North Methodist Church (now Prospect Road Uniting Church). The report says “The window is the gift of the relatives of the six young men of the church who paid the supreme sacrifice […]


Looking back… 100 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth—22 February 1918. The South Australian Methodist Conference was apparently drawing near. Other articles in this edition of the paper suggest preparations for the conference were well underway. This advertisement on the front page wants to make sure all representatives (ministry and lay) are dressed appropriately for the event. It is […]


Looking back… 80 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – 24 December 1937… Nothing like leaving Christmas shopping to the last minute  Ideas for Christmas gifts in the 24 December edition of the newspaper. The older newspapers have very different adverts in them than we see today


Looking back… 80 years ago – Payneham Road Church

From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth‘ – 17 December 1937… 80 years ago a new window was installed in the Payneham Road Church (now Payneham Road Uniting Church), recognising the role of women in the church. The full article can be read at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214675916


Looking back… 100 years ago – keeping cool in a SA summer

From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth’ – 7 December 1917… One hundred years ago last week, the paper published advice on how to keep cool in hot weather. The article provided some interesting advice on how to keep cool – including bathing as often as possible (at least twice a day), and wearing “just as little […]


Looking back… 100 years ago – Gartrell Memorial Uniting Church

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – 7 December 1917… News of the celebration of the recent 3rd anniversary of the Rose Park Methodist Church now Gartrell Memorial Uniting Church Congratulations on your recent church anniversary 100 years on

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