Around the Town
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.
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.
Historic bugle stolen from Goolwa Museum recovered. A short history of the Goolwa Local Government 1853-1997 (Part 3)
AROUND THE TOWN - March’19 - by Frank Tuckwell
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.
As 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.