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‘Cherry Cheer’ or ‘Sparkle’?

Tanunda soft drink history

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...

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...

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,...

Kaiser Stuhl – so good to share

During the 1930s Great Depression one of the many industries to suffer was the wine industry. Many local grape growers couldn’t sell their grapes, or were offered 20-40% less than the previous year.

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...

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....

Brickmakers of Nuriootpa

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

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...

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