The Library is offering a special 'after hours' event as part of History Month. Explore some of the exciting treasures available within the Mount Gambier Library's history collection. In addition to the popular resources learn how to access some of the more unknown items that just may help you piece together the stories of your local ancestors!
May is history month in South Australia. What's happening in Mount Gambier? Mount Gambier National Trust and Mount Gambier History Group are having a combined OPEN DAY on Saturday 18th May 10am-4pm at the Mount Gambier Library. Come and have a look, browse for information and have a cuppa! Everyone welcome. Mount Gambier is also holding another 4 events during history month. Researching your family history and ways to record it How to search for [...]
This historical moment saw Mount Gambier come to a standstill on Wednesday 27 November 1918. More than 2000 people assembled at the lakes area to take part in the greatest one-day community effort in the city’s history. Rook Walk was built as part of a beautification of the lakes scheme and organised by hotelier Arthur Rook and the progress association. The volunteers included tradesmen, labourers, bankers, shop assistants and 300 ladies who provided three meals [...]
Uncover the deep geological history of Mount Gambier with 'Volcano'. Viewers can experience the incredible story of earth, fire and water with this award winning cinematic experience. The free one-hour screening unearths the region's fascinating past along with a short-film of the Cratibul story. Have your senses wowed with this big screen cinematic experience as it weaves its way through its incredible story of how eight major eruptions created Mount Gambier. This exciting adventure takes you [...]
The RSL War Museum is a place you will want to visit while you are in Mount Gambier While walking through the Mount Gambier Visitor Center I came across a small display of War memorabilia enticing visitors to check out the Mount Gambier RSL's (Return Services League) War Museum. You will find the Museum on Sturt street, behind the main bar in the Mount Gambier Community RSL club, just ask one of the friendly staff to show you the way. From the [...]
Collisions, directed by artist/filmmaker Lynette Wallworth, is a virtual reality journey to the homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert. Nyarri offers us a view of his first contact with western culture during the dramatic collision between his traditional world view and his witnessing firsthand and with no context, an atomic test. Only 6 positions available each session for this Emmy award winning Virtual Reality [...]
Mount Gambier History Group Inc present: Fidler & Webb Exhibition 150 years of History The store which grew & prospered with the district 15th - 27th October Weekdays 10am - 4pm Weekends 10am - 3pm Thursday 19th 10am - 8pm King's Floor & Balcony Main Corner Complex Mount Gambier