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News from the Museum

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Museum REOPENING after 12 months closed due to COVID19

After more than 12 months closed due to Covid19, the museum will be reopening on May 2nd. While closed, we have taken the opportunity to upgrade. A major redecoration of the Mill building including repainting, new ceiling, new lights and new carpets has been completed. Our Fire Station project has also progressed, now housing the REO Fire Engine. Now is a great time to revisit the museum, as we celebrate the centenary of the RAAF. Open Sundays 2-4.30pm or by arrangement.

Snippets from TROVE

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

Horse Teams carting water pipes
Horse Teams carting water pipes

Then and Now

Parham wheat ketches
Parham wheat ketches
Bathers at Middle Beach
Bathers at Middle Beach
International Bird Sanctuary
International Bird Sanctuary
RAAF Base Mallala
RAAF Base Mallala
1950's at Mallala RAAF Base
1950's at Mallala RAAF Base

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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

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Join us on Flickr to find more images of Mallala's history and share your own! Mallala Museum on Flickr

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