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- 1 Explore Willunga Now and Then
- 2 Join Willunga Now and Then
- 3 Willunga Walks mobile app
- 4 Follow us on Facebook
- 5 Explore Local History
- 6 Then and Now photos - Willunga Hotel
- 7 Willunga National Trust - Visit us
- 8 Contact Willunga National Trust for further information
- 9 Visit the Courthouse and Slate Museums
- 10 Visit the Bassett Boys' Schoolroom
- 11 Slate Carving Identification Project
- 12 Willunga History on YouTube
- 13 Proudly supported by:
- 14 What's new on Now & Then
- 15 Willunga History News
- 16 On The Coast latest
- 17 Discover Willunga
- 18 Find and share historic images
- 19 Most popular articles
- 20 Now and Then Blog
- 21 Visit other Now & Then sites
Explore Willunga Now and Then
Browse the articles - click on Places, People, Events, Organisations or Things at the top of this page to connect with articles about historic Willunga.
Join Willunga Now and Then
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Willunga Walks mobile app
Discover Willunga's remarkable heritage with the Willunga Walks mobile app 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.
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Star of Greece Shipwreck This page will keep you informed of events, information and news concerning the Star of Greece Shipwreck. 2018 is the 130th anniversary of the disaster.
Explore Local History
The Willunga Branch of the National Trust holds a unique archive of Willunga's local history which is accessible during museum opening hours. We welcome enquiries from family historians and other researchers.
Then and Now photos - Willunga Hotel
In 1868 James Castle, storekeeper and previous licensee of the Old Bush Inn, opened the Willunga Hotel next to his general store.
The Hotel was a popular refreshment stop and meeting place for locals and visitors who arrived in goods wagons and passenger carriages.
The Quinn family ushered in a new era at the Willunga Hotel, owning it for fifty-two years until 1947. The women of the family were the mainstays of the business.
Willunga National Trust - Visit us
Courthouse and Slate Museums
61 High St, Willunga SA 5172
Every Sunday and the first Tuesday of the month 1-4 pm.
Not open when the temperature is forecast for Noarlunga to be over 35C
Admission: $5 Adult, $4 concession
Groups, outdoor weddings and other opening times by arrangement. Telephone 0885562195
Contact Willunga National Trust for further information
Phone: (08) 8556 2195
We welcome contributions of stories, photographs and other memorabilia.
Visit the Courthouse and Slate Museums
Industry, Law and Order in a 19th Century Community. Explore our permanent exhibitions to learn the story of Willunga’s slate industry since 1840 as shown throughout our Slate Museum. Gain insight into our social history, especially relating to Law and Order, as shown through our Courthouse Museum: Family history material is available. Download Willunga Walks app to explore historic Willunga.
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
Slate Carving Identification Project
The Slate Carving Identification Project has been established to identify and record Willunga slate carvings from the nineteenth century.
Do you know the whereabouts of Willunga slate carvings from the nineteenth century? If you have slate carvings (e.g. mantlepieces, busts, reliefs), contact Paddy O’Toole (email@example.com) or Mark Staniforth (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Willunga National Trust
All we would like to do is identify and photograph the carvings for further study.
Willunga History on YouTube
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What's new on Now & Then
- Star of Greece shipwreck
- Pointon, James
- Ferris, John
- Pointon (née Polkinghorne), Peggy
- Baxendale, George Edward
- Baxendale, Alec Goldie
- Baxendale, Ruth OAM
- Gregor, James
- Kell, Thomas Smith
- Beattie, David Gregory
Willunga History News
On The Coast latest
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Now and Then Blog
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