News Archive

Vale Marilyn Simpson 1946-2021

Posted by on June 28, 2021 at 12:30 pm

On Thursday the 17th of June 2021, we lost Marilyn Simpson, a longtime contributor to GBA, both behind the scenes and in front of the microphone. We will remember Marilyn and a loving wife, mother and grandmother, as a strong and active member of the community, and as an almost irreplaceable part of the GBA […]

GBA AGM and Life Membership Presentation

Posted by on November 26, 2019 at 2:37 am

On Monday 18th of November we held our Annual General Meeting at the P/A Hotel. There was some reflection on what we have achieved in our first five years and what our aspirations are for the future, looking at how we can better serve the community and how of course the continual question of how […]

Quiz Night 2019

Posted by on September 30, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Tickets are now available for GBA’s 2019 Quiz Night! This year it will be held on Saturday the 19th of October at Zion Lutheran Hall in Gawler. If you would like to support this event, please spread the word and bring your friends to this fun event. Tickets are $10 per person with tables of […]

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Sidney “Sid” Ey. Our heart goes out to Sid’s family and friends at this difficult time. The world has changed so much since Sid was born last century and yesterday our world changed again. Today we feel the loss of a wonderful man and a pillar […]

Gawler Civic Centre Opening

Posted by on February 15, 2019 at 2:32 am

Today Gawler Mayor, Karen Redman, turned the key to open the newly revamped Gawler Civic Centre and the Library opened for business. GBA’s Angus and Janette were there to cover the event and capture some images of the new/old building.

The Gawler Christmas Market 2018

Posted by on December 11, 2018 at 5:32 am

Join the GBA Team at Apex Park this Saturday 15th of December at The Gawler Christmas Market and Sidewalk Sale. See you there!

GBA Quiz Night 2018

Posted by on October 29, 2018 at 3:52 am

GBA’s Annual Quiz Night on the 13th of October was a resounding success filled with fun, entertainment and trivia. Quiz masters Gerri & Eugenia ran the night perfectly with some fantastic prizes for the winners. We also took this opportunity to honour our SACBA prize winners and to give an internal award to Barry Neylon […]

Quiz Night 2018

Posted by on September 17, 2018 at 7:59 am

Tickets are now available for GBA’s 2018 Quiz Night! This year it will be held on Saturday the 13th of October at Zion Lutheran Hall in Gawler. Our annual Quiz Night is always a fun night with our Quiz Masters, Gerri and Eugenia, providing the ultimate in Quiz Night experiences. Get in early and book […]

Gawler Show 2018

Posted by on August 31, 2018 at 8:41 am

The Gawler Show was held from the 24th to the 26th of August this year and was, as always, a resounding success. Cody Davies and Marilyn Simpson braved the sunshine and carried out some interviews for Gawler Broadcasting Association over the weekend. Cody interviewed Abbie Ferris and “Boy 2” from The Boys about her new single and […]

The Gawler Broadcasting Association has won three runner-up Bilby Awards at the South Australian Annual Community Broadcasting dinner. “This is a big deal for us, since we’re competing against every community radio station in the state”, said GBA Chairperson Cody Davies. “Usually the awards get swept by huge city stations like Radio Adelaide and Life […]

Adelaide Plains Festival of Words 2018

Posted by on July 30, 2018 at 7:20 am

Gawler Broadcasting Association once again hosted the opening night event of the Adelaide Plains Festival of Words 2018. Following the opening address by Gawler Mayor, Karen Redman, GBA President, Cody Davies, gave a brief presentation on podcasting and discussed the aims of the organisation. His talk was well received and has led to the creation […]

Silver Beat at The Gawler Fringe

Posted by on February 19, 2018 at 4:04 am

 The Silver Beat Rock Choir and Band were a huge hit at the Gawler Fringe on Saturday. When Bob Dylan composed “Blowin’ in The Wind”, I doubt he ever imagined a choir of seniors singing it .They did him proud!  The choir meets at the Grenville Community Connections Hub, Playford Bvd. Elizabeth each week. The […]

The Mayor, Karen Redman, officially opened the Gawler Fringe on Friday evening. She then called on local MP, Tony Piccolo, to make an announcement. The S.A. Government is putting in 1 million dollars towards upgrading Walker Place. This will be matched by Gawler Council and includes the construction of a new toilet block in another […]

Gawler Fringe 2018

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Jack Buckskin, accompanied by his children, brought the Welcome to Country. He did this through song, talk and playing the didgeridoo .I managed to get a few words with him and his children. Jack Buckskin with his children in the Kids Zone.

Gawler Fringe The Rickety Chicks

Posted by on February 18, 2018 at 4:58 am

Gawler duo Tess and Jan form The Rickety Chicks. Marilyn caught up with them at the 2018 Gawler Fringe.

Basil Attwood Turns Ninety!

Posted by on February 10, 2018 at 10:13 am

When popular Gawler resident, Basil Attwood turned ninety, there were two celebrations. One was private with family and one was held at Poetic Justice Café for his wider group of friends to attend. Basil was born in Adelaide and moved to Redbanks  in 1957. He worked as a clerk at Roseworthy College and bred Anglo-Nubian […]

Changes at Gawler Health Services

Posted by on January 4, 2018 at 12:56 am

Gerry Lloyd, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Gawler Health Service talks with Pru Hackwell about her career since 2001. She leaves her role at GHS on January 5th 2018 and this podcast is her personal reflection over the years. Incidental Music : The Lights Galaxia – While She Sleeps BY,NC,ND.

Hewett Community Kitchen

Posted by on July 31, 2017 at 6:03 am

The Hewett Centre has opened their kitchen to the community. Would you like to be a part of this? Marilyn talks with Viviana and Darlene. Incidental Music : The Lights Galaxia – While She Sleeps BY,NC,ND.

Local and Live: A real crowd-pleaser.

Posted by on May 22, 2017 at 9:07 am

The third annual Gawler Broadcasting Association “Local and Live” fundraiser kicked off to an impressive start on May 21st at the Prince Albert Hotel with Cody Davies launching the event. The musical event featured talented local artists, entertaining the crowd, and helping to fundraiser via raffle. Musical group Getting Karma were first up, entertaining the […]

Youth Stand Tall at ANZAC Eve Vigil.

Posted by on April 24, 2017 at 2:49 pm

The Youth in Gawler, and around the State, standing tall and alert as honour guards of the ANZAC Legend have created their own ANZAC traditions and continue to honour and respect Australian service people in past conflicts.

April 5th was the anniversary of the death of a remarkable Gawler citizen, E.H. Coombe. The anniversary of his death was marked with the launch the E.H. Coombe Walking Tour of Gawler Brochure in preparation for the May launch of the guided walks.

Happy World Poetry Day

Posted by on March 20, 2017 at 11:01 pm

We celebrate World Poetry Day with Equinox, written by local author and poet Alex Robertson

Artisan Markets and Head Cred

Posted by on March 6, 2017 at 5:33 am

The Gawler Fringe continued on Saturday 4th March with an Artisans’ Market at Apex Park during the day and a film in the evening.  Marilyn talks with Natasha from Head Cred about her jewellery collection made from old tin plates and tea caddies

The Fringe party begins in Gawler

Posted by on February 19, 2017 at 11:48 pm

The Fringe came to Gawler this weekend. Check out our video gallery of interviews and performances at the 2017 Gawler Fringe Opening!

The Fringe Comes to Town

Posted by on February 17, 2017 at 2:05 am

Gawler gets an early taste of SA’s famous Mad March as the 2017 Fringe hits town this weekend with great food, continuous music, and your chance to make an early start on Adelaide’s Spring of Festivals!

Gawler Community Gallery unveils its latest exhibition

Posted by on February 8, 2017 at 11:47 pm

The Gawler Community Gallery was quick off the mark this year with their first exhibition for 2017 opening on the 5th January.

Merry Christmas from the GBA

Posted by on December 23, 2016 at 6:03 am

Thanks to all our supporters, be they individuals, community groups or local businesses, it’s been a big year for Gawler’s newest media outlet, and with your help we’re looking for an even bigger 2017!

Community House Christmas

Posted by on December 5, 2016 at 4:07 am

Gawler’s Community House is preparing to host their annual Christmas Lunch, but places are filling up fast, so book early

Taiko Drums from Sandy Creek

Posted by on November 8, 2016 at 2:43 am

If you were at the Village Fair on the weekend you might have seen the kids from the Sandy Creek Primary School belting out the rhythms with some Taiko drumming. But what exactly is Taiko Drumming?

Kerry Cleopatra and ekoo

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Gawler local and Publicity Officer at the Gawler Community Gallery, Marie Vonow attended the talk by guest speaker and ekoo founder, Kerry Cleopatra at the Gawler Sustainable Living Festival, and left feeling inspired.

The Jazz Festival about town

Posted by on November 6, 2016 at 8:01 am

There have been heaps of venues all around Gawler participating in the Jazz Festival this year, all combining great food and drinks with all that jazz.

A Sustainable Success

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The Gawler Sustainable Living Festival 2016 was held today at the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre on Adelaide Road, and with food, music, and all sorts of ideas about sustainability, the festival was a huge success.

The P/A Turns 3

Posted by on November 5, 2016 at 11:53 pm

It was all cleansing ales, cupcakes and burgers at the P/A Hotel on Murray St as Mrs Fairweather’s establishment celebrated their 3rd Birthday with a party in the laneway.

The 2016 Gawler Rotary Village Fair is underway with classic cars, community stalls, a bouncy castle, hot food, jumping dogs, the Gawler Town Band and much more

The Gawler Jazz Festival 2016 was officially launched last Friday 4th November with a gala event at the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club.

Gawler's Big Weekend is here

Posted by on November 3, 2016 at 1:54 am

Spring’s here, the sun’s out, and it’s time to shake off those winter blues and head out to a weekend of festivals, fairs, parties and fun because the 4th – 6th of November is Gawler’s Big Weekend!

Gawler's Big Weekend is Coming

Posted by on October 27, 2016 at 1:31 am

The first weekend in November promises to be a big one for Gawler, with festivals, fairs, birthday parties and much more


Posted by on September 30, 2016 at 1:14 am

See how Gawler’s coping with the rising water levels

A Festival of Pedal Power

Posted by on September 21, 2016 at 3:58 am

Pedal power takes prime position with the launch of the inaugural Gawler Cycling Festival


Posted by on September 7, 2016 at 9:45 am

Since 2009, the RUOK organisation has reminded us to ask our friends and family “RUOK?”. 

Finals Fever has sprung

Posted by on September 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

it’s coming down to the sharp end of the season for sporting clubs in the Gawler area

SALA Art and Kornacraft

Posted by on August 30, 2016 at 10:29 am

Kornacraft is another venue to join the SALA 2016 Gawler Art Trail, and they have some cheeky pictures to share!

Putting Art in the Frame

Posted by on August 29, 2016 at 11:31 pm

The beautiful watercolours of English-born, locally based artist and sculptor Simone Lyon

Piccolo's Political Portraits

Posted by on August 14, 2016 at 4:55 am

Check out the exhibition of Political Portraits at Tony Piccolo MP’s electorate office

The ‘Collective Edge’ exhibition at the Institute on Murray St

SALA2016 Comes to Gawler

Posted by on August 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm

The SALA Festival is on again, and this year the Gawler SALA Art Trail has more artists and more venues than ever before.

A Weekend of Wonderful Words

Posted by on July 25, 2016 at 2:29 am

When you get write down to it, this weekend’s Gawler Festival of Words 2016 is all about the words

Brick Barossa comes to town

Posted by on July 11, 2016 at 12:25 am

Brick Barossa – a brand new Lego fan event – brings the art of lego construction to town

Meet you at the Cemetery Gates

Posted by on June 2, 2016 at 2:52 am

Dead men do tell tales on a tour of Gawler’s historic cemeteries with Graham Tucker

Outdoors Lovers Unite

Posted by on May 12, 2016 at 6:53 am

Grey nomad, happy camper, or just looking for a bargain, come to Rotary’s Caravan, Camping, Outdoor, and Trash & Treasure Swap Meet