Looking Back with the Bunyip Archive

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 11th January

Posted by on January 26, 2023 at 12:18 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 11th January 2023 150 years ago the arrival of a “hairless horse” in Gawler was cause for excitement, 100 years ago there was speculation about the Prince’s potential bride, 50 years ago changes were planned for a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 5th January

Posted by on January 13, 2023 at 3:25 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 5th January 2023 150 years ago Gawler was mourning the loss of local celebrity, John McKinley, 100 years ago locals were concerned about the citrus crop, 50 years ago the Bunyip heralded Dr Bruce EAstick as “The […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 21st December

Posted by on December 24, 2022 at 12:44 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 21st December 2022 150 years ago Christmas was making news, 100 years ago seasonal spending was remarked upon, 50 years ago the quest for “Miss Chickorama” was being launched, 25 years ago thousands were expected to attend […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 14th December 2022 150 years ago there was a drama involving runaway traffic on Murray ST, 100 years ago traffic congestion on Murray St was causing concern, 50 years ago the paper reported on carol singing in […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 7th December

Posted by on December 14, 2022 at 11:53 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 7th December 2022 150 years ago a serious accident befell the unfortunate Mr Emslie, 100 years ago an entertaining thief was up before the local magistrate, 50 years ago a local student was crowned Miss Gawler, 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 30th November

Posted by on December 9, 2022 at 4:26 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 30th November 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on an outbreak of Pleuro-Pneumonia, 100 years ago changes were afoot for Gawler’s sanitary system, 50 years ago a Tanzanian school received an electric fence from Gawler, 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 23rd November

Posted by on December 4, 2022 at 11:54 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 23rd November 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on the lavish subscription ball, 100 years ago snakes were making a nuisance of themselves at Mallala, 50 years ago Gawler and District was experiencing a land boom, […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 16th

Posted by on November 26, 2022 at 10:41 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 16th November 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on the purchase of the Institute piano, 100 years ago Labor leaders spoke in Gawler, 50 years ago “Miss Gawler” performed her first task, 25 years ago a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 9th November

Posted by on November 19, 2022 at 6:20 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 9th November 2022 150 years ago Bird the Pedestrian visited Gawler, 100 years ago fruit prices were raising concern, 50 years ago Gawler River School hosted its last reunion, 25 years ago a notable local motorist turned […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 2nd November

Posted by on November 10, 2022 at 2:09 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 2nd November 2022 150 years ago the Paper featured another story about snakes, 100 years ago country newspapers were being examined, 50 years ago an initiative to promote local businesses was being proposed, 25 years ago a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 26th October

Posted by on November 6, 2022 at 5:59 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 26th October 2022 150 years ago the Paper featured a story about snakes in a cemetery, 100 years ago Gawler’s drought was damaging crops, 50 years ago Gawler council had its first woman nominee, 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 19th October

Posted by on October 27, 2022 at 3:12 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 19th October 2022 150 years ago engine accidents were making news,100 years ago Gawler’s residents were rallying to help alleviate starvation in Armenia, 50 years ago the death of a shopping centre scheme is reported on, 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 12th October

Posted by on October 20, 2022 at 11:24 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 12th October 2022 150 years ago the paper reported on “an Awkward Ejectment,100 years ago a coal strike made news, 50 years ago song signatures are sought, 25 years ago Kapunda School was celebrating an anniversary, and […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 5th October

Posted by on October 14, 2022 at 6:46 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 5th October 2022 150 years ago the dangers of throwing stones and bones were highlighted,100 years ago Gawler was in need of a new town band, 50 years ago a new post office was in the works, […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 28th September

Posted by on October 7, 2022 at 6:26 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 28th September 2022 150 years ago rail passengers were complaining about the transportation of prisoners,100 years ago Gawler’s foundry celebrated another engineering triumph, 50 years ago a recreational park was planned for Williamstown 25 years the construction […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 21st September 2022 150 years ago the passing of a local resident is remarked upon,100 years ago rain is wanted 50 years ago a local regional school is about to close, 25 years the Trinity Campus at […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 14th September

Posted by on September 25, 2022 at 10:43 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 14th September 2022 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a mail accident,100 years ago a dispute about the forty hour day was making news, 50 years ago residents were protesting about a dog problem,  25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 7th

Posted by on September 16, 2022 at 9:35 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 7th September 2022 150 years ago A United Friendly Societies Picnic made news, 100 years ago Gawler Ladies raised money for a memorial, 50 years ago a famous singer was mobbed in Gawler, 25 years ago the […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 31st August

Posted by on September 7, 2022 at 11:04 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 31st August 2022 150 years ago the paper features a story about a Women’s strike, 100 years ago a tragic death is reported on, 50 years ago the theft of cigarettes makes news, 25 years ago a […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 24th August 2022 150 years ago the paper features an article about “Metropolitan Depravity”, 100 years ago another achievement for local industry is reported on, 50 years ago there is a record breaking Gawler Show , 25 […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 17th August 2022 150 years ago a renowned U.S. Reverend visits Gawler, 100 years ago the Gawler Show is making news, 50 years ago local businesses reject Friday night shopping , 25 years ago the closing of […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 10th August 2022 150 years ago clothes thieves are upsetting the residents of Basset Town, 100 years ago a strike in a local foundry is making news, 50 years ago the Gawler Caravan Park is being developed […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 3rd August 2022 150 years ago the future of the Willaston Park Lands is being determined, 100 years ago a football incident is making news, 50 years ago a remarkable $600 is raised in just three months, […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip; Wednesday 27th July

Posted by on August 6, 2022 at 7:42 pm

Looking Back with the Bunyip Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 27th July 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip features a story about the North and South Para Rivers, 100 years ago concern is expressed regarding council payments, 50 years ago council is […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 20th July

Posted by on July 27, 2022 at 10:41 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 20th July 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip reports on a local trotting match, 100 years ago a proposed business merger is significant for Gawler, 50 years ago a local girl makes a big impression in the […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 13th July 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip features a story about a Kangaroo hunt, 100 years ago a circus comes to town, 50 years ago a life time’s service is honoured, 25 years ago the Clocktower […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 6th July

Posted by on July 14, 2022 at 1:32 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 6th July 2022 150 years ago a “notorious native industry is making news, 100 years ago Gawler South is to get a public phone, 50 years ago rain is welcomed, 25 years ago tragedy marks the start […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 29th June.

Posted by on July 6, 2022 at 11:55 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 29th June 2022 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on some “thefts extraordinary”, 100 years ago children’s contests make news, 50 years ago a local identity dons Mayoral robes for the last time, (or not), 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 22nd June.

Posted by on June 27, 2022 at 6:07 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 22nd June 2022 150 years ago concern about safety at the Gawler Station was making news, 100 years ago Football is featured in the paper, 50 years ago Police publicise a blitz on drinkers, 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 15th June

Posted by on June 19, 2022 at 10:18 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 15th June 2022 150 years ago an uneventful week in Gawler Police Court is worthy of comment, 100 years ago the butchering of street trees is causing concern, 50 years ago the sale of the Oldfellows Hall […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 8th June 2022 150 years ago a local child is saved from grave danger, 100 years ago local Ironworkers are agitating for better conditions, 50 years ago the weather is once again making news, 25 years ago […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 1st June 2022 150 years ago Goose Island gets a new footbridge, 100 years ago the Oval is getting an upgrade, 50 years ago a local theft is making news, 25 years ago the Gum in Commercial […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 25th May

Posted by on June 4, 2022 at 10:56 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 25th May 2022 150 years ago a story about a Variety entertainment reflects how values have changed, 100 years ago illegal booking was keeping the local court busy, 50 years ago mushrooms were making news, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 18th May

Posted by on June 2, 2022 at 2:44 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 18th May 2022 150 years ago proposed changes to electoral districts were generating local interest, 100 years ago The Church of Christ had bought land, 50 years ago Mr CW Creedon became Mayor of Gawler, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 11th May

Posted by on May 25, 2022 at 11:57 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 11th May 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on a Ball held at the Institute, 100 years ago the weather was making news again, 50 years ago a new quarry was in development, 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 4th May

Posted by on May 18, 2022 at 11:48 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 4th May 2022. 150 years ago, the weather was making news once again, 100 years ago bowler from Glenelg visited Gawler, 50 years ago a historic Locomotive visited, 25 years ago Gawler was honoured with a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 27th April

Posted by on May 7, 2022 at 5:56 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 27th April 2022. 150 years ago, a dead pig was causing a nuisance in Gawler, 100 years ago the arrangements for Anzac Day were being reviewed, 50 years ago plans were afoot for Willaston Sports Ground, […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Thursday 21st April

Posted by on April 29, 2022 at 3:33 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Thursday 21st April 2022. (one day late due to Easter public holidays) 150 years ago, a boiler en-route to the Blinman made news, 100 years ago community singing was reported on, 50 years ago dust was causing […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 13th April

Posted by on April 21, 2022 at 3:01 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 13th April 2022 150 years ago, The Bunyip reported on the Barossa Goldfields, 100 years ago a local church was dedicated, 50 years ago Lyndoch Meals on Wheels was threatened with cancellation, 25 years ago the […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 6th April

Posted by on April 16, 2022 at 9:25 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 6th April 2022 150 years ago, The Bunyip reported on a cart accident, 100 years ago the paper ran a story about the welcome autumn rains, 50 years ago a thief was caught out, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 30th March

Posted by on April 6, 2022 at 10:22 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 30th March 2022 150 years ago, The Bunyip reported on a violent incident involving children and guns, 100 years ago the remarkable service of a local “Financial Secretary” was honoured, 50 years ago the new student […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 23rd March

Posted by on April 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 23rd March 2022 150 years ago a local court case was reported on 100 years ago St Patrick’s Day celebrations were making news, 50 years ago Dr Eastick stepped down as Mayor, 25 years ago a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 16th March

Posted by on March 24, 2022 at 2:05 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 16th March 2022 150 years ago a local man was found severely injured 100 years ago Freeling councillors were calling for a better water supply, 50 years ago soccer was coming to Gawler, 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 9th March

Posted by on March 17, 2022 at 11:29 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 9th March 2022 150 years ago the state of the wheat crops was generating interest, 100 years ago the a new record was set for attendance at Gawler High, 50 years ago a lack of air […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 2nd March

Posted by on March 15, 2022 at 1:53 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 2nd March 2022 150 years ago The Bunyip featured a story about the dissolution of a business partnership, 100 years ago the residents of Cockatoo Valley were about to be connected to the local telephone exchange, […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 23rd February 2022 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a fatal accident involving a horse, 100 years ago local punters were gathering for the Catholic Races, 50 years ago Muno Para council were requesting city […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip:Wednesday 16th February

Posted by on February 25, 2022 at 5:11 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 16th February 2022 150 years ago a story about an extraordinary recovery from snakebite was featured , 100 years ago a spate of bushfires was raising concern, 50 years ago the demolition of a history premises […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 9th February

Posted by on February 20, 2022 at 6:04 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 9th February 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip featured a local Hoax, 100 years ago the Bunyip reported on the construction of a locomotive engine, 50 years ago there was concern about footballers’ homework, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 2nd February

Posted by on February 12, 2022 at 5:14 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 2nd February 2022 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on a missing person, 100 years ago lost boy scouts made news, 50 years ago the danger of bee stings was featured, 25 years ago a local […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip:Wednesday 26th January

Posted by on February 8, 2022 at 6:59 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 26th January 2022 150 years ago Dr Schomburgk received a well-deserved honour, 100 years ago the paper reported on a new threshing machine, 50 years ago concerns about bushfire danger were in the news 25 years […]