Now and Then is a community heritage wiki website created and maintained by the people of Willunga, South Australia. You are welcome to join and share your knowledge, memories and stories of Willunga. Create your account and join in today!
Click the colored pins on this interactive map to find stories in this wiki. Blue pins mark places. Green pins mark organisations. Red pins mark events. Try zooming in or out, shifting the view to see more, or switch between the map or satellite view.
Join up with Now and Then
This wiki is just starting out and we need your help! We are conducting regular meetings and training sessions at the Willunga Digital Hub, corner St Peters Tce & Main Rd. All welcome! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wiki and its associated Willunga Walks Mobile App were publicly launched by Jamie Briggs MP in November 2014, as part of Willunga’s 175th birthday celebrations. During 2014 the Willunga 175 Committee supported a range of birthday activities and special events to reflect Willunga’s rich history and present-day diversity.
We are interested in hearing what you know about Willunga. This year is the centenary of the opening of the Adelaide to Willunga Railway, and we will be celebrating during May, History Month.
We welcome contributions of stories, photographs and other memorabilia. Contact us by Email:email@example.com
Can we help you?
The Willunga Branch of the National Trust holds a unique archive of Willunga's local history. Our Research Room is open to researchers from 1-4 pm on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and most public holidays. Hot weather policy applies. Phone 08 8556 2195 to check opening times. We welcome enquiries from family historians and other researchers. Please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org we will try to help.
Then and Now photos
Willunga House was Henry Malpas' home. Henry Malpas
Willunga Walks mobile app now available
Discover Willunga's remarkable heritage with the new Willunga Walks mobile app now available for iphone, ipad and Android devices from the Google Play and iTunes App stores. Download the app and take a self-guided trail to explore dozens of interesting places at your own pace.
Visit the Old Court House and Slate Museum
Open Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and most public holidays at 61 High St, Willunga - 1.00pm to 4.00pm. On the 2nd Saturday of each month - 11am to 4pm. Other times and group visits by appointment. Closed on Tuesdays during winter (June, July, August).
Visit the Bassett Boys' Schoolroom
In 1862 James Bailey Bassett opened the Bassett Boys' Schoolroom in St Luke's Street in Willunga. Willunga National Trust hosts excursions where school students dress up in historical clothing and take lessons, complete with writing slates, chalk and quill pens to experience what school life was like during the 19th Century. Enquiries (08) 85562195
The National Trust in partnership with the Willunga Primary School and the Department for Education and Child Development has developed a new video-based program at the Bassett School House. Find out more on the NBN Co blog
Old Willunga Faux Klore 'Three Pubs' and 'The Water Tower'
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