A recent visit to Morgan turned into a discovery of just how important this historic town on the Murray River in South Australia was, in the peak of river trade days. One original building in particular grabs your attention as you drive into town, for its sheer size and the historic bold painted name on it. The A.H Landseer – Shipping and Forwarding Agents building has stood the test of time since being built in 1878 and the huge 30 metre long limestone structure today houses the town’s museum. It was once the biggest river trade agent on the Murray River.
Many visitors to Barmera in the Riverland go there for the freshwater Lake Bonney which covers an area of around 1700 hectares. People are drawn there as you’d expect for water sports, and boating but also for one unique feature…the dead trees.
This campaign was launched by Tourism Australia in January 2020, as part of a national bushfire recovery effort to encourage Australian’s to see their own backyard, whether it was for a weekend away or a longer journey. It was tapping into the idea that a lot of Australians wanted to assist communities impacted by the horrific bushfires experienced over the summer and promoted ideas to visit areas impacted directly or indirectly and spend in the shops, restaurants, hotels, caravan parks – anywhere and everywhere.
You know you’re in for something special from the moment you pull up at the entrance to this Big4 resort caravan park at Renmark on the Murray River in South Australia. The palm trees and modern dark grey corrugated iron buildings, give you the feeling you’re entering a tropical resort and then you spy glimpses of a resort style pool and the kids waterpark play area. To top it off, you know it’s a big park when you have to follow a staff member in a golf cart to be directed to your site. Continue reading
The town of Milang is around 70 kilometres south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is known for being a sleepy town on the shore of Lake Alexandrina, having a collection of historic colourful shacks, plenty of pelicans and birdlife, and a boat ramp for fishing or taking part in water sports on the lake. The great thing about it too, is it’s only a hop skip and jump from the Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek wine regions.
Did you know that you can play a part in history by contributing to the State Library of South Australia digital collection? Your contribution will become a part of South Australia’s history in a collection called ‘Remember My Story Covid – 19’.
The purpose of the collection will be to have an historical record of how the pandemic affected our state and communities and how our society dealt with the crisis. The library is looking to have a collection of written documents, videos and photographs, audio recordings or illustrations in digital format, which will help tell this story to future generations.