Now and Then is a community heritage wiki website created and maintained by the people of Mallala and district, South Australia. You are welcome to join and share your knowledge, memories and stories of Mallala and district. Create your account and join in!
- 1 Click the colored pins on this interactive map to find the stories in this wiki. Try zooming in or out, shifting the view to see more, or switch between the map or satellite view.
- 2 News from the Museum
- 3 A Gateway to the North
- 4 Then and Now
- 5 Mallala Museum on YouTube
- 6 Mallala Museum is now on Facebook
- 7 What's new on Now & Then
- 8 Most popular articles
- 9 Visit other Now and Then sites
- 10 Ex Military Service Personnel 1895-2016
- 11 Find and share our historic images
Click the colored pins on this interactive map to find the stories in this wiki. Try zooming in or out, shifting the view to see more, or switch between the map or satellite view.
News from the Museum
A Gateway to the North
For History Month the Mallala Museum has highlighted the topic “A Gateway to the North”
Travellers into the area discover an array of place names. Many of these belonged to settlements where now only the remnants of their existence remain.
The Mallala Museum presents displays which illustrate aspects of life for those who ventured into the country. This wiki aims to tell the stories of these communities as they built these places to service their needs. These were fine achievements in the absence of reticulated water or provision of electricity.
Electricity supply In the “Register” a South Australian Newspaper on Friday 21 May 1926 it is reported “Mallala, May 19- the town is now in a happy position of being supplied with electricity. A number of residents assembled in the street on Monday evening to witness the switching on of the light.” see article:Electricity arrives
Water Supply Chronicle 8 Oct 1904 p14 "Sept 26 1904 - The pipe carters are busy carting pipes from the Barossa water track, from Mallala to Dublin."Water Supply
Mallala Museum on YouTube
Mallala Museum is now on Facebook
What's new on Now & Then
- Opening of Schirmer's Family Hotel
- Grace Plains Church Jubilee
- Soerensen Jens Werner Walter
- Pinery Fire
- Wilson Maisie Margaret
- Kallora Fire
- Tiller Allan
- Port Gawler West School
- Griffiths John Charles
Most popular articles
- Dublin School (33,582 views)
- Shannon Methodist Church (26,567 views)
- Feltwell Cemetery (25,837 views)
- Mallala School (24,796 views)
- Korunye School (23,819 views)
- Teddy Bear (22,356 views)
- Barabba School (21,910 views)
- Long Plains School (19,215 views)
- Reeves Plains School (18,557 views)
- How to use this wiki site (18,190 views)
Visit other Now and Then sites
Ex Military Service Personnel 1895-2016
An initiative of Two Wells RSL members, Gary Tancock and John Allen, for the Adelaide Plains Council District and surrounding areas, to remember and acknowledge those who served and those who paid "The Ultimate Sacrifice"
The project records the details, service history and images of all from the area, who are known to have served since the Boer Wars.
The Mallala museum holds these records and invites you to check that they are complete and accurate. Any omissions will be gratefully received to be added to the collection
Find and share our historic images
Join us on Flickr to find more images of Mallala's history and share your own! Mallala Museum on Flickr