There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know  – Harry S Truman


Talisker Mines - Crushing House

Talisker Mines – Crushing House


As this edition of our newsletter ‘goes to print’ we are in the midst of the start of

South Australia’s History Festival which runs from 27 April to 31 May.

Under the theme ‘Discover a different story’ each region of our State

presents its own tailored program reflecting our regional history.

The Fleurieu Peninsula is no exception covering activities from as far

afield as Myponga to Goolwa and Strathalbyn.


Rapid Bay township

Rapid Bay township during the mid 1900-s


Highlights for our region include a guided tour on the Talisker

Silver Mines near Deep Creek Conservation Park,

book launches on Rapid Bay’s history as well as 160 years of

education on the Western Fleurieu Peninsula and a

Hats & History tour of our region departing from Adelaide Central Bus Station.

For more information on the full programme go to this link



The original Yankalilla Area School

The original Yankalilla Area School