Looking Back with the Bunyip Archive

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 3rd July

Posted by on July 10, 2024 at 11:22 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 3rd July 2024 150 years ago the Bunyip reported on an accident involving gunpowder, 100 years ago Willaston played Lyndoch, 50 years ago there were calls to employ a town planner, 25 years ago the “gate is […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 26th June

Posted by on July 3, 2024 at 6:28 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 26th June 2024 150 years ago, Reeves Plains country correspondent reports on local news, 100 years ago there is a push to legalise bookmakers, 50 years ago road sealing comes to a standstill, 25 years ago a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 19th June

Posted by on June 29, 2024 at 9:58 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 19th June 2024 150 years ago, Gawler’s Town Clock wasn’t keeping time, 100 years ago the calendar gets more interesting, 50 years ago a councillor for forty three years retires, 25 years ago a local achieves a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 12th June

Posted by on June 25, 2024 at 9:30 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 12th June 2024 150 years ago, a man was charged in Salisbury Police court for ignorance of the law, 100 years ago there is a serious accident at the Racecourse, 50 years ago the boundaries report is […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 5th June

Posted by on June 14, 2024 at 4:03 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 5th June 2024 150 years ago, a sum of money was lost and found, 100 years ago the Bunyip asks if Cabinet Ministers should remark upon football, 50 years ago there were calls for a mall in […]

Looking Back With The Bunyip: Wednesday 29th May

Posted by on June 6, 2024 at 12:06 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 29th May 2024 150 years ago, fresh reports come in from the Lady Alice Mine, 100 years ago a man is charged with vagrancy, 50 years ago Bunyip journalist, there is a bid for trains for the […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 22nd May

Posted by on June 5, 2024 at 11:55 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 22nd May 2024 150 years ago, reports come in from the Lady Alice Mine, 100 years ago Empire Day is celebrated, 50 years ago Bunyip journalist, Mark Boon calculates the cost of building a house, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 15th May

Posted by on May 30, 2024 at 12:05 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 15th May 2024 150 years ago, Love making on the stage verses on the streets; what is acceptable?, 100 years ago Souths vanquish Lyndoch, 50 years ago there is a call for more police patrols to counter […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 8tht May 2024 150 years ago, A local suffered from an “unusual” gun accident, 100 years ago Mother’s Day is favoured over Father’s Day, 50 years ago Fundraising for a “kindy” does not pay off, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 1st May

Posted by on May 11, 2024 at 2:19 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 1st May 2024 150 years ago, The Lady Alice Mine reported a disappointing yeild, 100 years ago the performance of Cinderella in Gawler Institute was a great success, 50 years ago a ceiling collapses, 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 24th April

Posted by on May 2, 2024 at 3:15 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 24th April 2024 150 years ago, Freeling was favoured with a visit from a “mesmerist”, 100 years ago the growing commitment to Anzac Day is remarked upon, 50 years ago local football clubs are rearranged, 25 years […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 17th April

Posted by on April 23, 2024 at 3:52 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 17th April 2024 150 years ago, a “red-faced Scotswoman” creates a presence in town, 100 years ago the possible evolution of dogs is reflected on, 50 years ago a Munno Para town clerk retires, 25 years ago […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 10th April 2024 150 years ago, cricket makes news, 100 years ago a new duty on brandy is impacting local producers, 50 years ago there is an acute local housing shortage, 25 years ago local traders express […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Thursday 4th April

Posted by on April 11, 2024 at 10:48 pm

Looking Back with the Bunyip Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Thursday 4th April 2024 *Bunyip printed one day late due to Easter break. 150 years ago, talking of onions, 100 years ago Scripture in Schools, how should it be done, 50 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 27th March

Posted by on March 29, 2024 at 3:19 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 27th March 2024 150 years ago, the fall of a brick is disputed, 100 years ago a personal drama at Freeling makes news, 50 years ago a new sports complex is proposed for Lyndoch, 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 20th March

Posted by on March 27, 2024 at 11:23 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 20th March 2024 150 years ago, the Nuriootpa Show is a success, 100 years ago a swing bridge at Rosedale causes concern, 50 years ago Gawler Council gives the go ahead to Woolworths 25 years ago a […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 13th March

Posted by on March 25, 2024 at 3:23 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 13th March 2024 150 years ago, the lack of rain is causing concern, 100 years ago there are complaints about the new rail motors, 50 years ago there is increasing support for the R.S.L, 25 years ago […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 6th March

Posted by on March 13, 2024 at 11:39 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 6th March 2024 150 years ago, there is demand for small cottages in Gawler, 100 years ago a woman is charged for using insulting words, 50 years ago Prince Phillip enjoys a “relaxing” day in the Barossa, […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 28th February 2024 150 years ago, the Bunyip reported on a failed harvest, 100 years ago Angaston Show was a success, 50 years ago two local football teams were admitted to the Gawler and District Football League, […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 21st February

Posted by on February 29, 2024 at 11:58 am

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 21st February 2024 150 years ago, a defendant kept the court amused, (unintentionally) , 100 years ago a question of appropriate punishment was raised, 50 years ago the grape harvest suffered from mildew, 25 years ago local […]

Looking Back with the Bunyip: Wednesday 14th February

Posted by on February 25, 2024 at 7:22 pm

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 14th February 2024 150 years ago, a local man suffered from a well accident, 100 years ago the unseasonable cool weather was remarked upon, 50 years ago a country club was proposed for Roseworthy, 25 years ago […]

Looking back at Gawler’s history through the columns of the Bunyip Newspaper with Janette and Kay from Wednesday 7th February 2024 150 years ago, locals reported shooting on the parklands, 100 years ago a Adelaide Tennis champion is compared to Rudolf Valentino, 50 years ago the district is invaded by beetles, 25 years ago two […]

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 […]