Looking Back with the Bunyip Archive

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 12th January 2022 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a shocking death, 100 years ago the council was discussing the purchase of a street sweeper 50 years ago the Bunyip featured a story about a […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 6th January 2022 150 years ago Gawler’s court house was again making news 100 years ago the Bunyip reported on the effect of the traditional Christmas holiday break in Gawler 50 years ago a local farmer […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 22nd December 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a unruly court case 100 years ago Christmas shopping hours were generating discussion 50 years ago council boundaries were making news 25 years ago a new […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 15th December 2021. 150 years ago Snakes were making news again 100 years ago grasshoppers were the big story 50 years the Bunyip was reporting on new pensioner flats in Gawler 25 years ago Church Hill […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 8th December

Posted by on December 15, 2021 at 11:18 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 8th December 2021. 150 years ago a Barossa Council meeting was making news 100 years ago the paper reported on a case of larceny involving diamonds, 50 years a story about a fundraising carnival featured 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip

Posted by on December 6, 2021 at 10:24 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 1st December 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip featured as story about a new school at Roseworthy 100 years ago a new church was making news, 50 years municipal boundaries were being discussed 25 years ago […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 24th November 2021. 150 years ago the Bunyip was outraged by “rascally conduct” 100 years ago a final notice from the taxation department raised sniggers of amusement in the Gawler Corporation 50 years ago concerns were […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 17th November 2021. 150 years ago John Martin’s expanding foundry business was in the news 100 years ago the Bunyip was reporting on a temperance rally, 50 years ago concerns were expressed about fires in Gawler, […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 10th November 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a late Picnic, 100 years ago a dramatic electrical storm was making news 50 years ago a local landmark was being sold, 25 years ago the […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 3rd November 2021. 150 years ago there was a story about fraud, 100 years ago the opening of a new church is featured 50 years ago saw the end of a Gawler Christmas Tradition, 25 years […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 27th October 2021. 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on another death, 100 years ago Two Wells featured in the news again, 50 years ago road safety was an issue, 25 years ago the paper reported […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 20th October 2021. 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on the death of a local icon, 100 years ago a valuable horse died in unusual circumstances, 50 years ago the paper reported on a robbery in […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 13th October 2021. 150 years ago a snake with a personality was making news, 100 years ago the story is about a legal protest, 50 years ago road safety was a matter of discussion again, 25 […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 6th October 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a development of use to farmers, 100 years ago the paper reported on a bicycle race, 50 years ago road safety was a matter of discussion, […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay Boon from Wednesday 29th September 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip ran a story about a Franco Prussian war art display, 100 years ago a neighbourhood dispute made news, 50 years ago some big names in Australian political history […]

*please note that this podcast is a few weeks late.* Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 24th March 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip ran a story about chess in Gawler, 100 years ago  an article about a memorial library was printed, 50 […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 10th March 2021. 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on a delay at Gawler Police Court, 100 years ago a local couple received some unexpected, good news, 50 years ago a spear gun was used in a […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 10th March 2021. 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on a Destructive Country Fire, 100 years ago the paper printed a story on the The Liberal candidates at Gawler, 50 years ago a Gawler pick-up happened by […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 3rd March 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip ran a story on a proposed new street, 100 years ago Gawler received a Visit of the Premier, 50 years ago an article with the headline Walkathon for Homes […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 24th February 2021. 150 years ago Gawler prisoners feature in The Bunyip, 100 years ago Gawler was bombarded with lumpy hail, 50 years ago a story on the Opening of a Red Cross shop was printed, 25 […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 17th February 2021. 150 years ago the paper reported on a destructive fire at Freeling, 100 years ago a story with the headline council decides “no further action” was printed, 50 years ago 4800 students were recorded […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip Wednesday 10th February

Posted by on February 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 10th February 2021. 150 years ago the Bunyip printed a story about Goose Island, 100 years ago the paper reported on a Fire at Cockatoo Valley, 50 years ago an Urgent call for more classrooms was made, […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 27th January 2021. 150 years ago the paper reported on a remarkable escape from drowning, 100 years ago a story on returned soldiers featured in the Bunyip, 50 years ago Rat complaints were investigated, 50 years ago […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 27th January 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a runaway German wagon, 100 years ago the paper printed a story about burglars at Willaston, 50 years ago a headline was Gawler silos filled with Victorian […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 20th January 2021. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on an accident, 100 years ago an article with the headline ‘A diphtheria carrier’ was published, 50 years ago the paper reported on a $180,000 library plan for […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 13th January 2021. 150 years ago the bunyip reported on some spectacular lightning, 100 years ago an article about A policeman on trial was published, 50 years ago saw Wide interest over Bunyip, 25 years ago the […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 6th January 2021. 150 years ago the bunyip printed a story about New Year behaviour, 100 years ago the paper reported on the year’s rainfall, and 50 years ago the discovery of 3 fake $10 notes was […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 23rd December 2020. 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on a Strange occurrence involving horses, 100 years ago an article on Cox’s Lane was printed, 50 years ago the paper reported on a Christmas Shopping rush in […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 16th December 2020. 150 years ago the paper reported on a New Gawler market, 100 years ago the bunyip printed s story with the headline Educating soldiers’ children, 50 years ago the paper published a story titled […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 9th December 2020. 150 years ago The Bunyip printed an article about The Barossa main road… 100 years ago The Mayoral allowance was a hot topic, 50 years ago the bunyip printed a story on Gala Sunday […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 2nd December 2020. 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on Railway firing and fires…100 years ago a Transfiguration fete was reported on…50 years ago a local lad was in a yacht drama…25 years ago there is a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip Wednesday 25th November

Posted by on November 30, 2020 at 11:46 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 25th November 2020. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a destructive fire caused by a railway engine 100 years ago the paper reported on Gawler students’ successes… 50 years ago a story on Canvassing for youth […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip 20-11-18

Posted by on November 20, 2020 at 12:29 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 18th November 2020. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a municipal election. Fruit crops were making news 100 years ago, 50 years ago the proposed re development of the heart of Gawler was featured again and […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 11th November 2020. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a local tragedy. 100 years ago the paper reported on handing over of a German field gun…50 years ago hay fire was making news… 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip, Wednesday 4th November

Posted by on November 10, 2020 at 11:56 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 4th October 2020. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a tree fire. 100 years ago the paper reported on the Gawler bowling green…50 years ago a $40,000 clubhouse had its plans approved… 25 years ago the […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 4th October 2020. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a tree fire. 100 years ago the paper reported on the Gawler bowling green…50 years ago a $40,000 clubhouse had its plans approved… 25 years ago the […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 28th October 2020. Floods were making the news again this week in the past. 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on an unprecedented River Flood…100 years ago the community was calling for a Hospital at Angaston.*. 50 […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 21st October 2020. 150 years ago the bunyip featured a story on preparing for harvest… 100 years ago an article with the intriguing headline Routing the bookmaker was printed. 50 years ago the Bunyip reported on nine […]

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Posted by on October 16, 2020 at 4:35 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 14th October 2020. 150 years ago the bunyip featured a story on the Sandy Creek institute… 100 years ago an article about Alleged pilfering otherwise known as stealing was printed, 50 years ago The bunyip reported on […]

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Posted by on October 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 7th October 2020. This week’s big stories are from 150 years ago, a gathering of a Friendly Society, 100 years ago the Bunyip was reporting on a fire at Two Wells, 50 years ago an interesting story […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 30th September 2020. So 150 years ago the big story was a sale of reaping machines which created quite a stir in Gawler, 100 years ago the Bunyip was reporting on an automotive show in Adelaide, 50 […]

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Posted by on September 24, 2020 at 3:39 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 23rd September 2020. This week’s items of interest include another near-drowning, a memorial service, the outcome of the Friday night shopping referendum, the reunion of two sisters and more football, and it being finals season. Read more […]

Wednesday 16th September 2020

Posted by on September 17, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 16th September 2020. This week’s items of interest include a near-drowning, a memorial service, questions about Friday night shopping and the age of the gum tree in Commercial Lane and the opening of the Northern Expressway. Read […]

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Posted by on September 10, 2020 at 5:12 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 9th September 2020. The looking back stories for this week feature football, and more football, bad weather, magpies and soap; signs of spring in Gawler. Read more local news at the Bunyip Website here https://bunyippress.com.au/ Opening and […]

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Posted by on September 3, 2020 at 5:27 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 2nd September 2020. This week 150 years ago a pioneering band was entertaining the locals, 100 years ago road accidents were making news and both 50 and 10 years ago the Gawler Show was hitting the headlines. […]

Wednesday 26th August 2020

Posted by on September 1, 2020 at 1:07 pm

Looking Back with the Bunyip Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 26th August 2020. This week the news stories include a complaint about the railway lines, two stories about the Gawler Show and a Champion Win. Read more local news at the Bunyip […]

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Posted by on August 27, 2020 at 1:25 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 19 August 2020. This week the stories cover issues with damaged railway freight, a concert at the Institute, rate increases and complaints about road safety in the vicinity of Gawler Primary School. Could all be stories in […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip; 12th August 2020

Posted by on August 25, 2020 at 9:16 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Editor, Sara Gilligan from Wednesday 12 August 2020. Read more local news at the Bunyip Website here https://bunyippress.com.au/ Opening and closing music taken from A Tribute to Robbie Burns by Dougie Mathieson and Mags Macfarlane https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dougie_Mathieson__Mags_Macfarlane/A_Tribute_to_Rabbie_Burns