Looking Back with the Bunyip Archive

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 31st January

Posted by on February 13, 2024 at 11:04 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 31st  January 2024 150 years ago, a Barossa family were surprised by an unwelcome “guest”, 100 years ago Gawlerites enthusiastic rendition of the National Anthem garners approval, 50 years ago locals win awards in swimming titles, 25 […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 24th January 2024 150 years ago, the abuse of “manual wit” had a regrettable result, 100 years ago a minor tornado caused damage in Gawler South, 50 years ago locals were excited about a visit from John […]

Looking Back with The Bunyip: Wednesday 17th January

Posted by on January 30, 2024 at 2:28 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 17th January 2024 150 years ago, the a local “nuisance” was up before the magistrates, 100 years ago a local woman was victim of the lure of the pictures, 50 years ago a proposal to solve congestion […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 10thJanuary 2024 150 years ago, the Young Prince Alberts challenge the Salisbury Amateurs, 100 years ago the question as to whether Australia is the best place is answered, 50 years local swimming champion heads to international games,25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 3rd January

Posted by on January 22, 2024 at 10:46 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 3rd January 2024 150 years ago, a Gawler preacher asks his congregation to “give him a chance”, 100 years ago a gun was fired at a train, 50 years ago there were calls for a new civic […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 20th December

Posted by on December 29, 2023 at 2:56 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 20th December 2023 150 years ago, the Gawler Mechanics Band celebrates Christmas with some carolling, 100 years ago St Georges Tennis Club opened with a friendly match, 50 years ago local students combat the litter problem, 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 13th

Posted by on December 22, 2023 at 10:31 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 13th December 2023 150 years ago, Dog registrations were in the spotlight, 100 years ago a record car delivery was making news 50 years ago thousands enjoyed the Gawler Christmas Parade, 25 years ago Willaston residents were […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 6th

Posted by on December 13, 2023 at 11:07 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 6th December 2023 150 years ago, The Bunyip reported on a bread related incident, 100 years ago Gawler shops were busy in the pre Christmas rush, 50 years ago an old school was gutted by fire, 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 29th November

Posted by on December 7, 2023 at 3:03 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 29th  November 2023 150 years ago, The Gawler Institute began hosting Chemistry Classes, 100 years ago Council discussed the problem of Thorup’s Lane, 50 years ago there were discussions about the problem of right hand turns onto […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 22nd

Posted by on November 29, 2023 at 4:39 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 22nd November 2023 150 years ago, The Bunyip reported on an experiment in paper making, 100 years ago local students were sitting ‘the Qualifying Examination”, 50 years ago Woolworths were seeking planning permission for a new store […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 15th November

Posted by on November 23, 2023 at 2:43 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 15th November 2023 150 years ago a child was injured in a mining explosion, 100 years ago traffic issues on Murray st were generating concern, 50 years ago school toilets posed a potential health risk, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 8th November

Posted by on November 16, 2023 at 11:43 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 8th November 2023 150 years ago Gawler celebrated the birthday of the Prince of Wales, (Bertie but which Bertie), 100 years ago the Bunyip reported on the Baptist church fair, 50 years ago a new supermarket opened […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 1st November

Posted by on November 9, 2023 at 8:37 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 1st November 2023 150 years ago tenders were required for the watering of Murray St, 100 years ago there was a fire at Willaston, 50 years ago rains caused serious damage in the district, 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 25th October

Posted by on November 5, 2023 at 6:46 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 25th October 2023 150 years ago the tranquillity of Gawler residents were entertained by “Fantocinni’s Diorama”, 100 years ago major speed tests were being held at Gawler, 50 years ago the new Gawler P.O opened, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 18th October

Posted by on October 26, 2023 at 10:13 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 18th October 2023 150 years ago the tranquillity of Gawler’s streets were disturbed by an inebriated “son of Vulcan”, 100 years ago two horses were killed by an electricity pole, 50 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 11th October

Posted by on October 18, 2023 at 11:29 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 11th October 2023 150 years ago a Sunday School picnic was a great occasion, 100 years ago the flooding of the local brickworks exacerbated the housing shortage, 50 years ago there were calls […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 4th October 2023 150 years ago stone throwing was causing concern, 100 years ago wireless broadcasting came to Gawler, 50 years ago there was a call to make a local river crossing safer […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 27th September

Posted by on October 11, 2023 at 10:44 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 27th September 2023 150 years ago local industry was advancing, 100 years ago the region was hit by floods, 50 years ago Gawler’s first drive in bottle shop was about to open, 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 20th September

Posted by on September 27, 2023 at 10:50 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 20th September 2023 150 years ago a Barossa Mine made a surprising discovery, 100 years ago tensions were mounting in Europe, 50 years ago an experiment in education is being testing in Lyndoch, […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 13th September

Posted by on September 21, 2023 at 11:10 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 13th September 2023 150 years ago the foundation stone for the new church at Wasleys was laid, 100 years ago a thief was apprehended, 50 years ago a noteworthy property was “under the […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 6th September

Posted by on September 13, 2023 at 10:50 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 6th September 2023 150 years ago Gawlerites were loudly celebrating the achievement of the eight hours day, 100 years ago skating was proving popular, 50 years ago Wasleys was preparing for its centennial […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 30th August 2023 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on another successful Gawler Show, 100 years ago short skirts were falling out of fashion, 50 years ago local councils were increasing rates, 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 23rd August

Posted by on September 7, 2023 at 2:48 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 23rd August 2023 150 years ago a refractory at Gawler Station was cause for much discussion, 100 years ago Gawler residents were not excited by the subject of “rationalism”, 50 years ago a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 16th August

Posted by on August 23, 2023 at 11:44 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 16nd August 2023 150 years ago residents are concerned as to the integrity of the local footbridges, 100 years ago Gawler rate payers are not happy, 50 years ago a commercial property sells […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 9nd August 2023 150 years ago the citizens of Wasleys were taking steps to erect a new church, 100 years ago another case of diphtheria is raising concern in Gawler, 50 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 2nd August

Posted by on August 15, 2023 at 3:45 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 2nd August 2023 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on concerns about storing explosives in the township, 100 years ago an unfortunate incident led to a murder charge, 50 years ago land sales […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 26th July

Posted by on August 6, 2023 at 3:35 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay, returned from her adventures, from Wednesday 26th July 2023 150 years ago the paper reported on the attempt to open a new school in Gawler, 100 years ago a local property was condemned following an outbreak of diphtheria, 50 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 19th July

Posted by on August 2, 2023 at 10:17 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and special guest Gary, Gawler Culture and Heritage Centre Volunteer from Wednesday 19th July 2023 150 years ago the case of Inspector Cheek v Councillor Bradley filled the court with spectators, 100 years ago the historic Williamstown Hotel was renovated”, 50 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 12th July

Posted by on July 22, 2023 at 10:29 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and special guest Gawler Councillor and historian, Helen Hennessy from Wednesday 12th July 2023 150 years ago The Bunyip featured a story about a prospective footbridge, 100 years Gawler council was concerned about “disreputable hoarding”, 50 years ago Gawler Mayor was […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 7th June

Posted by on July 18, 2023 at 6:17 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and special guests Jill and Les’, Gawler Culture and Heritage Centre Volunteers, from Wednesday 7th July 2023 150 years ago The Gawler Times amalgamated with The Bunyip, 100 years Gawler was flooded again, 50 years ago The 24 hour trail received […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 28th June

Posted by on July 17, 2023 at 12:01 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and special guests Jill and Les’, Gawler Culture and Heritage Centre Volunteers, from Wednesday 28th June 2023 150 years ago a painter who was a little too creative was charged in Gawler Police Court, 100 years there were plans to create […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 21st June

Posted by on July 16, 2023 at 11:51 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and special guest Gary, Gawler Culture and Heritage Centre Volunteer, from Wednesday 21st June 2023 150 years ago the Bunyip featured a story about an erratic Railway Train, 100 years ago extreme weather conditions led to a carrier’s wagon being bogged […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 14th June

Posted by on July 6, 2023 at 11:47 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and special guest Councillor Cody Davies from Wednesday 141h June 2023 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on South Australian’s lack of enthusiasm for wine, 100 years ago Gawler is flooded despite the building of a new reservoir, 50 years ago […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and special guest Jacinta Weiss from the Gawler Cultural Heritage Centre from Wednesday 7th June 2023 150 years ago a change to the railway timetable was causing concern, 100 years ago a man was in court for wife desertion, 50 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 31st May

Posted by on June 13, 2023 at 11:02 pm

from Wednesday 31st May 2023 150 years ago The Bunyip reported on a railway accident, 100 years ago Gawler Council carried out a town inspection, 50 years ago calls were being made for another bypass, 25 years ago rate capping was being discussed, and 10 years ago a local scout rally received mixed reviews. The […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 24th May

Posted by on June 3, 2023 at 10:07 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 24th May 2023 150 years ago a clever corps of gymnasts were visiting Gawler, 100 years ago there was a call for the resumption of the Penny Post, 50 years ago councillors warned about potential boundary changes, […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 17th May

Posted by on May 29, 2023 at 5:29 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 17th May 2023 150 years ago a case of drunk driving comes before Gawler courthouse, 100 years ago the anniversary of the King’s Accession is recognised, 50 years ago Gawler council requests a 24 hour phone service […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 10th May

Posted by on May 18, 2023 at 9:07 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 10th May 2023 150 years ago the Barossa Goldfields are delivering the gold, 100 years ago the paper reports on a shocking tragedy, 50 years ago a new kind of shoe shop is opening in Gawler, 25 […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 3rd

Posted by on May 11, 2023 at 11:49 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 3rd May 2023 150 years ago Gawler is still in the throes of Gold Fever, 100 years ago train speeds were being discussed, 50 years ago a 25 year dealership closed its’ doors, 25 years ago a […]

Looking Back at The Bunyip: Wednesday 26th April

Posted by on May 4, 2023 at 11:52 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 26th April 2023 150 years ago the Lady Alice Gold Reef is causing “great excitement” in Gawler, 100 years ago a poignant Anzac Service was held, 50 years ago Gawler businesses enjoyed an Easter bonanza, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 19th April

Posted by on April 27, 2023 at 11:28 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 19th April 2023 150 years ago the circus came to town, 100 years ago the paper reported on the death of Ned Kelly’s mother, 50 years ago a huge shop site is for sale in Gawler, 25 […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Thursday 13th April 2023 (Paper came out one day late due to Easter) 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on the opening of the Baptist Church, 100 years ago counterfeit coins were appearing in Gawler, 50 years ago […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 5th April 2023 150 years ago Para Para hosted a Sunday School picnic, 100 years ago all locomotives were painted black, 50 years ago roses were the big news story for the district, 25 years ago locals […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 29th March

Posted by on April 15, 2023 at 4:33 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 29th March 2023 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on a prolific yield of wheat, 100 years ago the shortage of teachers is remarked on in the Cit Column, 50 years ago the Gawler Mill was sold […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip

Posted by on March 31, 2023 at 7:13 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 22nd March 2023 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on a Masonic Presentation, 100 years ago the cavalry camped at Gawler (spelt calvary in the paper), 50 years ago a business premises on Murray st fetched a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 15th March

Posted by on March 30, 2023 at 12:00 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 15th March 2023 150 years ago streets and footpaths are in the news, 100 years ago the need of an out of hours public telephone in Gawler is questioned, 50 years ago the Wasleys’ Annual picnic is […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 8th March

Posted by on March 18, 2023 at 5:41 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 8th March 2023 150 years ago local councils were called to account for their road mending methods, 100 years ago a Kersbrook mine shows promise, 50 years ago Shoplifters are fined, 25 years ago a new shopping […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 1st March 2023 150 years ago there were hopes that Gawler’s local races would be revived , 100 years ago a valuable property is up for sale, 50 years ago there is […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 22nd February

Posted by on March 8, 2023 at 10:36 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 22nd February 2023 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on the tragic death of Mrs Popham, 100 years ago a disastrous fire in Adelaide made news state-wide, 50 years ago Gawler was  struck by a freak storm, […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 15th February

Posted by on February 24, 2023 at 2:48 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 15th February 2023 150 years ago there were concerns about some unusual immigrants, Hares, 100 years ago the paper explained how to calculate the speed of a car, 50 years ago trucks posed a threat to life […]