Around the Town

Goolwa and world in June 1940

If you were living in Goolwa in June 1940, what was happening? Read about Dunkirk and the associated events of World War 2 as well as what was happening to members of the Goolwa community.

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Inland Rivers National Marathon Register Archive report

Due to the restrictions imposed in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, no groups reached Goolwa during this month. Frank Tuckwell has provided a report from the iRNMR Archives.

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What was happening in Goolwa and the World in May 1940?

Frank Tuckwell's May 1940 report of World War 2 and its effects on Goolwa as well as the follow up to the completion of the Goolwa Barrages.

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Life in Goolwa in April 1940?

What was happening in April 1940 in Goolwa? Preparing young men for war. Developments at the Goolwa Primary School. Selling off items after finishing the building of the Barrages. First ANZAC Day after the declaration of World War 2. Information about the Paddlesteamer Captain Sturt and its sale.

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Goolwa Barrages 1940

Photo of Goolwa barrages completed with view to opposite shore [PRG 1258/2/558] from State Library of South Australia

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Goolwa At War - December 1939 and January 1940

Recollections of life in Goolwa at the start of World War 2.

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Heidi Krajewsky and Stephen Anstee

Heidi Krajewsky and Stephen Anstee received their Inland Rivers National Marathon Register Certificate from Frank Tuckwell in Goolwa, South Australia.

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Goolwa Goes to War Again 1939-1945

The first in a series of reports by Frank Tuckwell about the effects of World War 2 on Goolwa. This includes the completion of the Barrages at the mouth of the River Murray. There is a report about the Goolwa Sailing Cub.

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A short history of our local Council 1853-1997 (Part 8 and final)

Report from Alexandrina Council September 2019 meeting plus a final report on the history of the District Council Port Elliot and Goolwa and the Alexandrina Council.

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Start of World War 2 - Goolwa's stories

This issue covers: * Region 6 meeting of the Murray Darling Association * Part 7 of the short history of our local Council 1853-1997 * Declaration of War in 1939

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‘A Short history of our local Council 1853–1997’ (Part 6)

Frank Tuckwell's next part on the history of the precursor to the Alexandrina Council, the Corporation of Goolwa and some of the people who were part of Goolwa's amazing history stories.

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History of Alexandrina Council - Part 5

The end of the riverboat trade at the 'turn of the century' in Goolwa and Australia's Federation, saw some interesting developments in local and state Government. This report also comments on Goolwa's contribution to World War 1 and ends with information about a 'Back to Goolwa' celebration in 1929.

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Goolwa History at time of Federation of the Commonwealth of Australia

Story of Federation of Australia as associated with Goolwa. Part played by Archie Dowland and Thomas Dowland is outlined. Also information about Middleton residents' response to road issues associated with b-double trucks.

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Historic Bugle - Goolwa Local Government History 1853-1997 (Part 3)

Historic bugle stolen from Goolwa Museum recovered. A short history of the Goolwa Local Government 1853-1997 (Part 3)

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Alexandrina Council Involvement With Murray Darling Association

AROUND THE TOWN - March’19 - by Frank Tuckwell

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Some history of the Alexandrina Council and the District Council of Port Elliot and Goolwa

This month, historian Frank Tuckwell provides some insight into parts of the history of the Alexandrina Council and its early formation as the District Council of Port Elliot and Goolwa. This report also includes information about Ngarrindjeri Elder Darrell Sumner, Alexandrina Council and the final session of the Australian Federal Court and its determination of the Native Title case handed down in the Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge in December 2017.

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GOOLWA REMEMBERS BEYOND THE SUNSET OF WORLD WAR 1

‚ÄčAs the town of Goolwa passed through the many days of joyous celebrations and thanksgiving for peace and the end of the greatest war the world had ever known, they did so to let go to four years of tension and fears for safety of those engaged in the conflict.

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