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The Tischlermeister of Nuriootpa

WORDS BY LUKE ROTHE   Local Barossa history Our Barossa heritage is often overshadowed by our great wines and food, but I recently discovered a piece of old Barossa furniture with an interesting story.   Numerous German cabinetmakers settled in...

A breakfast cereal surprise

A breakfast cereal surprise barossa history A breakfast cereal surprise words by luke rothe >> Unmade cereal toys from the 1960's and 1970's Many adults have fond memories of collecting cards from cereal packets, but cards were just the beginning of collecting. In...

A taste of Summer – Appelt’s soft drinks

A taste of Summer - Appelt’s soft drinks barossa history A taste of Summer - Appelt’s soft drinks words by luke rothe In about 1858, the Angas Park Brewery commenced brewing beer at the corner of Fifth and Gawler Streets,...

Local Barossa History – A Barossa package

WORDS BY LUKE ROTHE   Local Barossa history Spring signals the start of warmer weather and thoughts of spring cleaning. But be careful what you throw out! Vintage paper and cardboard packaging can disintegrate easily under poor storage conditions....

Local Barossa History – With compliments

  WORDS BY LUKE ROTHE   Local Barossa history Last century storekeepers were often challenged as to what complimentary gift to offer their customers at Christmas for another year of their loyalty.   Calendars were the most popular Christmas giveaway, a...

The Willows Hospital at Light Pass

The Willows Hospital at Light Pass barossa history The Willows Hospital at Light Pass words by luke rothe >> Willows Hospital c.1920's Johann Gottfried Scholz arrived in SA in 1845 and settled at Light Pass.  He was renowned for his...

‘Chemist, druggist and soft drink maker’

‘Chemist, druggist and soft drink maker’ barossa history ‘Chemist, druggist and soft drink maker’ words by luke rothe Last edition’s story on Barossa Canneries was just part of the Warnecke family’s involvement at Nuriootpa.German settler, Ludwig Wilhelm Warnecke worked...

Barossa Food

WORDS BY LUKE ROTHE Local Barossa History

Gelignite and the ‘Big Bang’ at Tanunda

Gelignite and the 'Big Bang' at Tanunda barossa history Gelignite and the 'Big Bang' at Tanunda words by luke rothe >> Daniel’s General Store, Murray Street, Nuriootpa c.1897 The Eudunda Farmers’ Co-operative Society was established in SA in 1894. The Society...

Brickmakers of Nuriootpa

Brickmaking was an early industry in several Barossa towns, with Nuriootpa developing two well established businesses.

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