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heritage living | south Australia

edition 02 | november 2012-january 2013

Inside this issue

5 8 10



state heritage


cultural flow


cultural flow

National Trust of SA

antique silver emu eggs

a feature at Strathalbyn

Collectors, Hobbies

& Antique Fair

LEFT Helen Wonnacott, James Bruce and Tim Wonnacott

with the Silver eggs on display at the Strathalbyn Antiques

Fair. James Bruce is holding the Wendt egg from Burra.

Photo: Sue Scheiffers

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the national trust of south australia


National Trust of South Australia

Beaumont House

631 Glynburn Road

Beaumont SA 5000

T: 08 8202 9200

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Heritage Living is published four

times a year

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David Beaumont


David Beaumont

Marcus Beresford



Brian McMillan

Darryl Morley

Deborah Morgan

Neil Nicholson

Chris Perriam

Sue Scheiffers

Richard Stewart

Marilyn Tucker

Robyn Wight

The National Trust welcomes the

support of advertisers. Publication

of an advertisement does not imply

endorsement by the National Trust of

the advertised product or service.


Chief Executive Officer Eric Heapy

Natural Heritage Officer Janet Pedler

Built Asset Manager Mario Russo

Finance Manager Ellen Martin

Marketing & Development Manager Gail Chorlton

Executive Administrator Helen Cartmel

Senior Administration Officer Joseanne Visentin


Staff House Manager Functions, Weddings & Events Co-Ordinator Janine Hook

Administration Assistant Jessica Sanderson


Audit Finance & Governance

Ayers House Advisory

Beaumont House Garden


Cultural Heritage


Education Working Party

Natural Heritage

Significant Tree

Regions & Branches

There are Management Committees for Roachdale & Watiparinga Reserves


Adelaide & Inner Suburbs, Burnside, Coromandel Valley, Gawler, Port of Adelaide,

Tea Tree Gully, Ceduna, Cleve, Koppio, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay, Whyalla, Auburn,

Burra, Clare, Jamestown, Port Pirie, Barmera, Berri, Overland Corner, Renmark,

Waikerie, Beachport, Keith, Kingston SE, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte,

Penola, Robe, Goolwa, Hahndorf, Kingscote KI, Mount Barker, Mount Lofty,

Penneshaw, Port Elliot, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Willunga, Central Yorke

Peninsula, Kadina, Minlaton, Moonta, Wallaroo

Telephone 08 8202 9200 for contact /information details

Contributions are welcome Please send care of the Communications Committee

February deadline 23rd November 2012

cover image Sir Thomas Elder donated the Elder Park bandstand in 1881 and it has been an Adelaide

icon ever since.Photo: Marcus Beresford see Heritage @ Risk page 6.

National Trust of SA E-News

Keep yourself up to date on heritage doings in South Australia by providing your email address to the NTSA and

checking this lively monthly electronic bulletin!

Events and exhibitions of interest can not always be notified because of the long lead time for printing Heritage Living, and

E-News aims to cover anything else topical in the heritage area.

Contact Joss Visentin with you email details on (08) 8202 9200 or jvisentin@nationaltrustsa.org.au. If you do not have email

you can always open a free “hotmail” email account at your local library (most have public access computers you can book to

use regularly).


The National Trust of South Australia acknowledges its Sponsors, Corporate and Government Partners,

Corporate Supporters and Event Supporters


Theodore Bruce Auctions Pty Ltd

Pitcher Partners

South Australia’s first natural burial

ground, Wirra Wonga.

Corporate Partners

ETSA Utilities

Thomson Lawyers

Gestalt Fundraising Solutions

Government Partners

Australian Government Department

of Sustainability, Environment,

Water, Population and Communities

Dept for Environment & Natural


SA Tourism Commission

SA Water

History SA

Corporate Supporters

Neutrog Fertilisers

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President’s message

david beaumont

It is with mixed feelings that, at this year’s AGM, I will be stepping

down as President of the National Trust. As I am committed to

continuing an absorbing research project at the University of

Adelaide, I am unable to continue to devote the significant time

needed to do justice to the important role as President.

At the AGM, my current term of

two years as President will have

been completed. I am conscious

of the importance of maintaining

continuity and assisting with the

changes required for execution of

our Strategic Plan, I am willing, if

elected, to remain as a Councillor of

the Trust, a role which I have filled

since 2008

I have had a long association with

the Trust and have appreciated

the opportunity to serve you as

President, especially relishing

the opportunity of being able to

contribute to our cultural heritage.

I am extremely thankful for the

support of my fellow Councillors,

generous NTSA members, the

diligent and loyal staff under our

indefatigable CEO Eric Heapy,

and those many members and

volunteers who so thanklessly

manage, support and promote the

organisation at the Branches.

We live in difficult times, and the

National Trust is not immune.

We have a workable Strategy for

carrying us through this period,

but the future role and position of

the Trust may be quite different to

the organisation that has been so

special to the people of SA since

1955. I think we are achieving a

great deal in addressing the many

fundamental issues faced by the

Trust. That work, pragmatically

assessed against our programs,

must continue as we head towards

a self-sustaining model. The Trust’s

relevance as an independent, nongovernment-organisation,


body run and operated by

members and volunteers will, I’m

sure, continue in the future, and,

our good work for the public benefit

must be recognised by re-instating

unconditional financial support

from government.

While we have a duty, as custodians,

to pass on the heritage of SA that

has come down to us, our cultural

capital needs to be continually reasserted

and respected as it is, and

always will be, a ‘moving feast’ with

each new generation having their

own ideas of its place and value in

their lives.

57th Annual General Meeting and State Conference

saturday 24th November 2012 10am to 4pm

Notice is hereby given that the 57th

Annual General Meeting of the

National Trust will be held at the

RSL Memorial Hall, Torrens Parade

Ground, Adelaide, on Saturday

24th November 2012 from 10 am to

12noon, to be followed by the State



1. Introduction and Welcome

2. Apologies

3. To receive and confirm the

minutes of 56th Annual

General Meeting

4. Business arising from minutes

5. President’s Report

6. CEO’S Report

7. Financial Report

8. Elections to Council and

Notification of Regional


9. NTSA Awards Presentation

10. Any Other Business

11. Close of meeting


Notice of Motion to be made at a

general meeting by any person not

being a member of the Council

shall be sent to the CEO twenty one

days before the Annual General

Meeting. Such notice shall be

signed by the proposer and a

seconder, being members of the

National Trust. A Councillor may

propose a motion at a general

meeting without notice.


Saturday 24 November 2012

All members are invited to attend

the State Conference at the RSL

Memorial Hall, Torrens Parade

Ground, Adelaide. The conference

offers members an opportunity to

hear and participate in discussion

on the Trust’s activities and plans.

Morning tea will be served prior to

the commencement of the AGM

at 10am. The State Conference

Afternoon Program commences

at 1pm after a light lunch and

will include presentations from

interesting and informative

speakers. Details about the State

Conference will be provided as

soon as possible.

Attendance and Catering

at NTSA AGM 2012

Please notify State Office of your

attendance. Morning tea and a light

lunch can be ordered at a cost of

$20.00 per head. Please telephone

Helen Cartmel on 8202 9213, or

email executiveadmin@

nationaltrustsa.org.au by

Friday 9 November 2012.

An attendance form can be

downloaded from the website


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State Heritage

SA Heritage@Risk 2012 covers new territory

David Beaumont & Marcus Beresford

The top ten places and threats identified as SA heritage at risk this year include (in no specific order)

areas of government activity as well as specific buildings or structures and natural environments:

Above Carramar. Photo: Marcus Beresford

1. Carramar

This house on the corner of

Greenhill Rd and George St Parkside

is one of three remaining mansions

which once lined this section of

parklands. Incorporating an earlier

house (c1847) of Robert Gardiner

(who assisted Col. Light in his

survey) and designed by SA born

architect GK Soward (1857-1941),

it features red brick with elaborate

woodwork, in Federation-Queen

Anne style. Built for the Gardiners, it

belonged to the Gosse family from

1909 to 1952. Lady Mary Downer

(nee Gosse) was born there in 1924.

It was decorated with arts and crafts

movement furnishings from Morris

& Co. of Britain, and remarkably

William Morris curtains remain in

one room. SA Health acquired it in

1967 (as part of important mental

health services reforms) and has

offered it for sale as a development


right Eleanor Harrald Building,

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Photo: Marcus Beresford

2. Central City of

Adelaide Local Heritage

Although some 251 buildings

were identified in the CBD for

heritage listing according to

statutory criteria, only 77 have been

given interim protection (leaving

174 unprotected). Of those 77, a

majority have been objected to by

owners and it is unknown how

many will receive final protection.

Examples include: Security House

(1926) at 233 North Terrace,

designed by Eric McMichael in

the commercial palazzo style but

with Art Deco elements; the former

premises of the Victoria League

for Commonwealth Friendship at

13 Austin St (built 1875 as an assay

house for mineral ores/alloys).

3. Royal Adelaide Hospital

Heritage Precinct

Within this precinct (dating from

1855) ten items have been identified

as of significant heritage value,

but unprotected by state or local

heritage listing. The Margaret

Graham Nurses home is State

registered and the Women’s Health

Centre is local heritage listed, but

the Medical School, Dental Hospital,

IMVS, Eleanor Harrald Nurses

Home, Allied Health Services,

McEwin and Bice Buildings, former

Kiosk, East Wing and Staff Quarters

are at risk when the hospital is

moved to the west. All have been

nominated as part of a State

Heritage Place.

4. Brownhill Creek

Recreation Park

This park dating from as early as

1841 remains under threat from a

proposed flood mitigation dam on

the site of a group of Stone Pines

planted in 1891 (one of which is the

largest in Australia and amongst

the largest in the world). The

integrity of this public recreation

reserve (the oldest in SA apart from

the original Adelaide Parklands)

would be destroyed by a 15 metre

concrete flood dam across its

width, yet viable alternatives exist.

Consideration of the dam has been

deferred by local government until

2013 while alternative measures are

examined, but it is understood the

state government is still pushing for

the dam.

5. Former Brighton

Town Hall

This building at 382-8 Brighton

Road, Hove (last used as a RSL

clubrooms and bowling green)

dates from 1869 and is local heritage

listed. The City of Holdfast Bay

has currently submitted it to the

minister for removal from the

community land register and is

proposing to offer it for sale with

a condition that it be retained and

restored as part of any development.

However, there are community

and general concerns that a new

owner may seek to maximise its site

zoning potential and demolish this

very early town hall.

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6. Building Code of

Australia inflexibility

for adaptive re-use of

heritage properties

Heritage is at risk because of

significant barriers to adaptive reuse

from statutory requirements

that must be addressed, and which

can have considerable impact on

the costs and timing of a project.

These barriers include delays

and uncertainty in the planning

approval process, costs of providing

adequate documentation, and

Building Code provisions, which

are frequently cited as the reason

for recycling proposals being

considered not viable. The greater

risk to adaptive re-use of heritage

buildings is in the Building Code of

Australia, particularly requirements

for fire-safety upgrading,

earthquake strengthening and

access for people with disabilities.

Also, change of use in a heritage

building can trigger higher

requirements than previously.

Above Islington workshop demolition.

Photo: Peter Langhans

7. Islington Railway


Currently six buildings on this site

dating from 1883 are State Heritage

listed. The National Trust and other

rail history groups nominated

the Islington Railway Works as

a Heritage Complex. Provisional

listing was granted in April 2012 –

amongst more than fourteen newly

included buildings and structures

are the main engineering shop,

two traversers, the test house,

compressor house, old bulk store,

tracks and track layout. Provisional

listing of the time office and front

fence has also occurred and is

extended until next year. On 4 June

2012 the Old Wood Mill, the last

remnant of the carriage, wagon and

machine shop, was demolished

despite provisional listing. While

there had been prior approval from

the local council for demolition, the

provisions of the Heritage Places

Act 1993 and Development Act 1993

should have prevented demolition

during State Heritage assessment.

8. Holland Street

tram bridge

W.G.T. Goodman (as the SA

Tramways Engineer) signed the

plans for this unique and elegant

reinforced concrete bridge, but

engineer (later General Sir) John

Monash advised on design. It was

built in 1908 by the SA Reinforced

Concrete Company (established by

Monash in 1906). It is an important

relic of the original tramways system.

The pioneering structure now needs

repairs (and a method of dealing

with its “concrete cancer” exists) but

a failure by State Government, West

Torrens and Charles Sturt Councils

to agree to cost sharing has led

to its closure and inaction. It is at

risk of demolition if a consultant’s

recommendation is adopted.

Above Holland St Bridge.

Photo: Marcus Beresford

9. Heritage Advisory


In June the Department of

Environment Water and Natural

Resources reduced funding to

support the Heritage Advisory

Service. Long standing services

affected include provision of

individual advice and assistance

to owners of heritage places,

assistance to owners and local

Councils with funding applications,

negotiations with Councils and

building surveyors, inspection and

advice on maintenance priorities,

expert technical conservation

advice, heritage policy advice to

Councils, assessing and facilitating

Development Applications, and

timely responses to heritage

referrals. All heritage enquiries and

applications must now be referred

directly to DEWNR. Its Heritage Unit

has 2.8 in-house heritage architects,

already working at capacity.

Inevitably there will be delays to

approvals, disadvantaging owners.

10. Riverside

redevelopment impacts

A major concern with

redevelopment proposals are the

planned relocation of Elder Park

Bandstand, and the loss of major

townscapes around heritage

buildings (the Railway Station,

Parliament House and Festival

Centre) through new buildings

replacing the open sculpture plazas.

Sir Thomas Elder donated the

bandstand in 1881 and it has been

an Adelaide icon ever since. It is

sited to allow people to sit on all sides

and forms a key heritage landscape

used in Tourism promotion and on

the cover of books. The sculpture

plazas featuring work by leading

international artists Otto Hajek (1977)

and Akio Makigawa (1988) include

at least 16 other art works. The Hajek

sculpture was opened by the Queen

and includes (as centrepiece) the

Olga Lodge Fountain donated by

leading businessman, the late Mark


Above Hajek sculpture plaza.

Photo: Marcus Beresford

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Clare’s Old Courthouse &

Police Station Museum

deborah Morgan | NTSA Councillor

This rather stylish building currently houses a museum

containing numerous items of interest and is certainly worth

a visit.

It was constructed in the early

1850s and is situated on the

corner of Neagles Rock Road

and Hill Cemetery Road, Clare. It

is claimed to be the only police

station of its design in South

Australia. Early records describe

it as: “a large stone masonry

building with solid conveniences

… a large gaol comprised the

set up with four continental

diamond-shaped paned glass

windows in front” and also as “ a

quaint courthouse nestling in the

hills. ” A morgue and stables were

included on the site.

The building has an interesting

if somewhat chequered history.

It began its life as the first

permanent police headquarters

in Clare - previously, police

were stationed at Bungaree and

White’s Stations.

A Local Court commenced

operations soon after

construction was completed.

Minor offences, mostly petty

thefts and drunkenness were

most commonly heard. Edward

Burton Gleeson, the founder of

Clare, was the first stipendiary

magistrate to hear cases in the


Between 1878 and 1924 the

building was converted to a

Casualty Hospital because a

“cottage hospital was required

as many accident cases had to

be taken to Adelaide, and some

did not survive the long journey.”

– the “Northern Argus” 28

December, 1875.

For a brief time the building

housed an Infectious Diseases

Hospital but its distance from

the Clare Hospital proved


In 1927 an attempt to sell the

building was made but failed.

The Clare Hospital Board

announced its intention to

demolish the building in 1942. To

prevent its demolition, a former

resident of Clare, Mr J.J. Simons,

offered one hundred pounds

towards a fund to conserve the

building and so it was preserved.

Other records show that the Clare

Corporation used the building to

house some of its employees and

that the building was also used

for church services.

In 1964 the Clare Branch of the

National Trust of SA was formed.

Five years later the building and

two acres of land were leased to

the Trust for development as a


Today the museum’s exhibits

include photographs of early

Clare, furniture and clothing

from Victorian times,

examples of early agricultural

machinery, horse drawn

vehicles and a blacksmith’s


It is open on weekends, during

school holidays and on public

holidays. The NTSA website

has a link providing more

information about opening


above Clare Old Police Station & Courthouse Museum. Photo: Nick Kidman




Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,

yes it’s that time of year again.

Would you like to give Flowers to

everyone at Christmas but find it just

too difficult and way too costly

With all the proceeds going to the

National Trust of SA, you can now give

the gift of flowers to all your friends,

loved ones and even acquaintances this


How would you like to give the ‘Gift of

Flowers’ this year, and do it almost as

cost efficiently and easily as sticking a

postage stamp on an envelope

For as little as $ 2.00* per

‘Christmas Tree’ you can give

a Living Gift and a Lasting Gift…

Seed Embedded Christmas Trees are

available from the National Trust for

Christmas 2012, but you will need to

act quickly. Your orders must be in by

the 15th November, to ensure delivery

in time, for when you want to post out

your 2012 Christmas cards.

That’s right, you can now send your usual

favorite Christmas cards and simply

enclose a magical ‘Seed Embedded

Christmas Tree’ from the National Trust.

Each tree is made from seed-embedded

recycled paper. The paper can be

planted and will grow a Native Australian

flower, Australian Swan River Daisies

(Brachycome iberidifolia). The Swan River

Daisy is an annual plant that can grow

throughout Australia. It grows to around

30cm high and is spectacular in hanging

baskets, pots and rockeries. It can tolerate

a wide range of soils including sandy,

saline or clay.

To order your ‘Living and

lasting Gift’ simply contact the

National Trust of SA on 8202 9200 or

Email admin@nationaltrustsa.org.au


Christmas Trees are sold

in minimum packets of

20 for $40.00, includes

Postage & Handling.

Remember order NOW

to save disappointment

The seeded paper is

permitted in all Australian

states and territories. We

recommend checking

quarantine restrictions for

the destination country if

sending overseas.

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Left to right Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp tateana, Oleraia rudus, Ancient Eucalyptus cneorifolia. Photos: Glenn Williams

Zelling Reserve Native Vegetation Survey

– Kangaroo Island

Glenn Williams & Marcus Beresford | NTSA Councillor

A survey to update basic biological data for the Trust’s largest nature

reserve (Zelling Reserve 397 ha), on the lower portion of the Dudley

Peninsula at the eastern end of Kangaroo Island, was carried out

with volunteer help late last year. Glenn Williams, Andrew Crompton

and June Plush took part.

Three infrared cameras were

deployed at separate sites on the

first evening, along with a borrowed

bat detector. A few images of

wildlife were captured, but no bat

calls due to technical issues.

Birds and animals were not formally

recorded as the team was focussed

on the vegetation, though it was

impossible to ignore large flocks

of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos,

groups of White-winged Choughs

and populations of Kangaroos,

Tamar Wallabies; a veritable

minefield of Echidna diggings, the

odd Brush-tail Possum and one

stunning Rosenberg’s Goanna.

The 160 plants species recorded

include the nationally vulnerable

Kangaroo Island Turpentine

Bush (Beyeria subtecta), while the

5 gum tree species include the

rare Crimson Mallee (Eucalyptus

lansdowneana). Other trees include

the Southern Cypress Pine (Callitris

gracilis) and Stalked Oak Bush

(Allocasuarina striata). There are

rare Tate’s Grass-trees or yaccas

(Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp

tateana) various orchids, heaths,

wallaby and spear grasses, and


As is often the case with islands,

there are a number of plant

species unique to Kangaroo

Island, plus others which are

local sub-species or recognised

variations of mainland species.

In Zelling Reserve there are six

Kangaroo Island-named plant

species, such as the Kangaroo

Island Gland Flower (Adenanthos

macropodianus), Kangaroo Island

Conesticks (Petrophile multisecta,)

Kangaroo Island Brush Heath

(Brachyloma ericoides ssp bicolour)

and Kangaroo Island Dampiera

(Dampiera lanceolata var insularis).

The Reserve contains seven species

of plants which are formally

classified to be of conservation

importance either nationally, in SA

or regionally.

In addition to a general list of native

plant species compiled from the

team’s observations, eight survey

sites were established. An fire scar

from October 2006 was mapped

using a GPS survey and a site map

and sample images prepared.

Alien plant species were restricted

to a few highly disturbed edges

adjacent to the southern boundary

with agricultural land, the entrance

to nearby Simpson Conservation

Park and minor kangaroo tracks.

There is barely any evidence of

weed ingress from the impact

of the 2006 fire and bulldozed

fire-break. Much of the adjacent

roadside vegetation is in Category 1


A Heritage Agreement for this

Reserve is warranted, and options

for future management with the

government Parks service are to be


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...there are a number of plant species

unique to Kangaroo Island, plus

others which are local sub-species

or recognised variations of mainland

species. In Zelling Reserve there are six

Kangaroo Island-named plant species...

Main photo Callistemon rugulosus.

Insert Adriana quadripartite. Photos: Glenn Williams

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Cultural Flow

Collingrove mansion and collections reflect past lifestyle

Sue Scheiffers | NTSA Councillor

Collingrove near Angaston in the Barossa valley was home of

the pioneer Angas family. Its construction commenced in 1853/4

(Henry Evans Architect, brother in law of initial occupant John

Howard Angas) and additional work was carried out over the years,

with the latest being in the 1920s. It is built of roughly squared stone

blocks of micaceous slate, which were quarried on the property,

with dressings of soapstone.

above Collingrove Homestead. Photo: Barossa Photo Company

In 1976 the property was presented

to the National Trust of SA by

Ronald Fife Angas, as a tribute to the

contribution his family had made in

South Australia. (George Fife Angas

was one of the Directors of the

South Australian Company formed

to profit from mercantile and land

interests in the new colony, and

he also advanced passage money

to some 800 German immigrants

(religious dissenters) between 1838

and 1841).

The furnishings were initially

removed at the time of Ronald

Angas’ retirement and sent to

Melbourne to be auctioned.

However, when it was recognised

that this would be a loss of valuable

SA heritage, a letter sent to the

Premier, Don Dunstan, resulted

in most of the collection being

returned to Collingrove. There have

been other donations of artefacts,

but the collection is essentially from

generations of the Angas family.

The collection reflects the wide

interests and activities of the family

who built this magnificent country

home. It includes fine furniture,

beautiful objects d’art (notably silver

and visual art) and almost 1,000

books (on subjects ranging from

religion to Australiana).

above Interior Collingrove Homestead. Photo: Barossa Photo Company

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The hallway display features unusual

items of ethnographic interest.

These were collected during various

family members’ travels to exotic

places such as the Pacific Islands

and New Guinea. Charles Angas

was a particular adventurer and

traveller and wherever he went

he brought back mementos of his

travels. Although the origins of much

of the ethnological collection is not

specifically recorded, according to

Colin Angas the huge tortoise shell

came from a visit of his parents

(Ronald and Monica Angas) to New

Caledonia, while the New Guinea

artefacts came through his sister

(Suzanne)’s husband, who was a

district officer there.

In addition to the ethnographic

material, there are also war memories

of family members. These include

spent ammunition, weapons and

photographs of the men in uniform.

Charles Angas also introduced a herd

of fallow deer to the Lindsay Park

property, and a number of hunting

trophies in the hallway were his.

Current visitors to Collingrove are

thus able to experience interesting

artefacts which are symbolic of

a long-gone lifestyle of some SA

country land-holders.

Revealing tour of proposed

Royal Adelaide Hospital Heritage


Join a fundraising tour around this fascinating group of

buildings nominated for registration as a State Heritage

Place. The Adelaide and Inner Suburbs Branch of the National

Trust has advocated return of part of the existing RAH site to

parklands, but retention of the perimeter of buildings and

their adaptive re-use, including a Howard Florey Medical

Museum and City of Adelaide Museum.

Above RAH East. Photo: Marcus Beresford

The tour will visit Art Deco and stripped classical buildings on North

Tce and Frome Rd, and selected modernist masterpieces from

the major redevelopment of the hospital site following the “great

demolition” of the 1960s. Some superb features are found behind

some of the facades and unexpected murals in tunnels on the site.

The RAH site is one of the most significant pieces of “community”

heritage in SA, with a large proportion of the SA population having

some connection with it, and major medical careers and advances

occurring there.

Saturday 17 November 2012, 2pm

Place: Meet in front of Bice Building, North Terrace

(main pedestrian entrance)

Cost: $20 NTSA members or $25 non members

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/32288

above Collection of unusual items of ethnographic

interest.Photo: Barossa Photo Company

Enquiries: Jos Visentin (08) 8202 9200

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Neutrog Fertilisers & Stangate House

as an International Camellia Garden

of Excellence - one of only 3 in

Australia and only 30 worldwide. It

is also the country’s first recognised

garden that is not managed or

funded by government.

Another feature is the giant English

oak tree that, according to legend,

grew from an acorn planted by a

miner on his way to the Echunga

gold fields. Measuring 6 metres

around the girth and with a canopy

spread of about 40 metres it’s an

impressive sight.

ABove Stangate House. Photo: Gail Chorlton

Stangate House is a National Trust property located in the quaint

town of Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills.

The house itself was planned in

London from 1937-39 by Reverend

Samuel Raymond Baron Cornish,

who then built the house in Aldgate

in 1940, naming it after Stangate

in London where he and his wife

Gwyneth lived. They both developed

the garden, rerouted the Aldgate

creek through the property and

built the creek walls from stone.

Raymond’s sister Elsie Cornish was

regarded as one of Adelaide’s best

known landscape gardeners, and

helped develop the garden.

In 1966 Gwyneth bequeathed the

property to the National Trust,

and 10 years later, following an

agreement with the National Trust,

the Camellia Society Adelaide

Hills started work, ripping out a

forest of blackberries and planting

hundreds of camellias, azaleas,

rhododendrons and bulbs. These

hard working volunteers are

still caring for the 4 acre garden

today, making it one of the most

beautiful of its kind in Australia.

Up to a dozen volunteers meet

every Tuesday,

providing not only

a social outing

but pleasure in

tending gardens in

such a wonderful


The Stangate

House garden is

now a member

of an elite group

of camellia

gardens in the

world, being been

recognised by

the International

Camellia Society

The Camellia Society Adelaide Hills

volunteers at Stangate House have

been trialling a new fertiliser called

Kahoona, manufactured by South

Australian based Neutrog Fertilisers.

Kahoona has been developed for

acid loving plants such as gardenias,

Rhododendrons Azaleas and of

course Camellias, and is being

trialled by all major Camellia and

Rhododendron clubs around

Australia. After successful trials,

Camellias South Australia was the

first to endorse the product, which is

now readily available in stores.

The Camellia Society Adelaide

Hills has been using Kahoona

for some time and has noticed

particularly how camellia plants

that had been struggling have

responded extremely well initially

and continued to show sustained

healthy growth.

Stangate House is open to visitors

for the first four Sundays in

September each year when the

camellias are at their best. It is

also open on Tuesdays when the

volunteers are working in the

garden and on the fourth Sunday of

most months to coincide with the

Stirling Market days - please check

the website www.stangatehouse.

org.au. If you would like to

volunteer, please contact Kevin

Bowden on (08) 8278 4031.

For more information on Kahoona,

visit www.neutrog.com.au

Above Stangate House garden. Photo: Gail Chorlton

Heritage living | 12 | south Australia

Cultural Flow

NTSA Launch New Bequest Program

You can give a gift that lasts many, many, lifetimes…

National Trust of South Australia relies upon the generosity of people just like you.

Bequests, or gifts by Will, have become increasingly important in supporting the work of the National Trust of SA.

By making a provision for the National Trust of SA in

your Will, you will be providing a lasting gift for future


Every gift, whether large or small, is welcomed and


Bequests are a simple yet incredibly powerful way to

provide support for the causes that matter the most to you.

With little or no impact on your lifestyle today, a gift in

your Will is one of the most influential ways you can be

sure the vital work of the National Trust of SA continues

for years to come.

After you have provided for your loved ones, please

consider leaving a gift in your Will to the National Trust

of SA. Each and every gift makes such a difference.

How often it has been said: “If only there was some

way I could do more.” A bequest to the NTSA in your Will

does enable you to do more … much, much more. It is

a powerful reflection of the values and principles you


It will enable you to do what perhaps you cannot

do during your lifetime. It will also enable you to

create a legacy of love that is a testimony to your

kindness, concern and care for your community, your

environment and heritage; it will empower you to

continue your life’s aims, even after your own lifetime.

You might like to include what is known as a Residuary

Bequest in your Will, that way you’ll have the peace of

mind of knowing that your loved ones will be catered

for without sacrificing your long-term support for the

National Trust.

This is simply a gift of whatever is left of your estate (or

a percentage thereof) after all your other gifts, taxes and

debts have been fulfilled.

As they are not specific amounts of money, this sort of

bequest keeps its value regardless of inflation over the

years. It means that the gift you include today is worth just

as much when the time comes to put it to work conserving

South Australia’s treasured Culture and Heritage.

Pecuniary Bequest

This refers to leaving a gift of a set dollar amount

determined by you at the time of drawing up or altering

your Will.

Specific Bequest

This is leaving a gift of an item of specific value to be

passed on to the National Trust of SA in order to generate


Inform us of your gift

If you intend to leave a gift to National Trust of SA in

your Will or if you have already included us, we would

really like to know so we can thank you personally.

Informing us, allows National Trust of SA to better plan

for the future. Please be assured all information will be

held in strict confidence and if you prefer to remain

anonymous, we will of course respect your privacy.

You can let us know by phone 08 8202 9200 or email at


Whether you inform us of your gift or not, we are very

grateful to you for remembering National Trust of SA in

your Will. You will be making a great difference to the lives

of South Australians today and tomorrow and well into the

future. Thank you.

Thomsons Lawyers offer to National Trust of SA

Members, the opportunity to have a simple Will

prepared free of cost*, when you decide to leave a gift

to the National Trust of SA.

Please consider making your community a better place

through a bequest to the National Trust of SA

Your Bequest

Every gift, no matter how large or small, is important to

the National Trust of SA. Should you wish to leave a gift

to the National Trust of SA, we can arrange for a Solicitor

from our generous Corporate Supporter, Thomsons

Lawyers, to prepare your simple Will, absolutely FREE

of cost*.

To find out more about how to remember National Trust of SA in your Will, or to make an appointment with a Solicitor,

contact the National Trust State Office: By telephone on 08 8202 9200 or email at admin@nationaltrustsa.org.au

*(Please note, if your Will has detailed provisions that cause complex planning, the solicitor may charge you for the costs of preparing your Will,

the solicitor would however, make you aware of those costs prior to commencing any chargeable work.)

Heritage living | 13 | south Australia

Out ‘N’ About

Victor Harbor Branch

Talk: Speaker Eric Heapy NTSA CEO

Thursday 18th October

Time: 2.00pm

Old School Building, Torrens St,

Victor Harbor

Enquiries: Val Yelds (08) 8552 4440

Coromandel Valley and

Districts Branch

National Trust October Historic

Displays theme is A Special Garden

on Display, and is at the Gamble

Cottage, a special Cottage garden

cared for by dedicated Volunteers.

Plants will also be on sale

Sunday 21 October

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Place: cnr Main and Dorham Roads,


Enquiries: Email: Claire Phillips


Port Elliot Branch

Musical Evening with the Victor

Harbor CWA Ladies Choir,

come and enjoy an evening of

entertainment and variety

Thursday 8th November

Time: 8.00pm

Place: RSL Hall, The Strand

Port Elliot

Enquiries: Gretchen Lindner

(08) 8554 2457

Mount Barker Branch

Talk: Grant Gilbert

Topic: “The many changes he has

seen and experienced in Mount


Tuesday 13th November

Time: 1:30pm

Place: Uniting Church Hall,

Mann Street Mount Barker

Enquiries: Triss Wales, (08) 83915014

Victor Harbor Branch

Talk: Speaker Pat Uppill

Topic: Lord Howe Island and

Christmas Island

Thursday 15th November

Time: 2.00pm

Place: Old School Building,

Torrens St, Victor Harbor

Enquiries: Val Yelds (08) 8552 4440

Tour of proposed Royal Adelaide

Hospital Heritage Precinct

Join a fundraising tour around

this fascinating group of buildings

nominated for registration as a

State Heritage Place. The RAH site

is one of the most significant pieces

of “community” heritage in SA,

with a large proportion of the SA

population having some connection

with it, and major medical careers

and advances occurring there

Saturday 17 November 2012,

Time: 2pm

Place: Meet in front of Bice Building,

North Terrace (main pedestrian


Cost: $20 NTSA members or

$25 non members

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.


Enquiries: Jos Visentin

(08) 8202 9200




Notice is hereby given that the

57th Annual General Meeting of

the National Trust will be held

Saturday 24 November 2012

Time: 10am to 12 noon, to be

followed by the State Conference

Place: RSL Memorial Hall, Torrens

Parade Ground, Adelaide

Enquiries: Helen Cartmel telephone

(08) 8202 9213 or email

admin@nationaltrustsa.org.au by

Friday 9 November 2012 for food

bookings and attendance advice

Burnside Branch

Beaumont House and Garden

Open Day

Sunday 2nd December

Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Place: 631 Glynburn Rd Beaumont

Cost: $5.00 per person

Enquiries: Enid Hills (08) 8431 5093

Mount Barker Branch

Bus trip to Willunga and the Court

House, the Slate Museum, old

school house and facilities of the

local Willunga Branch

Tuesday 4th December

Time: 1.00pm, meet at the Uniting

Church Hall

Place: Uniting Church Hall, Mann

Street Mount Barker

Enquiries: Triss Wales, (08) 83915014

Port Elliot Branch

Annual Christmas Dinner

Thursday 6th December

Time: 6.00pm

Place: RSL Hall, The Strand

Port Elliot

Enquiries: Gretchen Lindner

(08) 8554 2457

Victor Harbor Branch

Christmas Lunch

Thursday 13th December

Time: 12 noon

Place: Hotel Victor, The Esplanade,

Victor Harbor

Enquiries: Val Yelds (08) 8552 4440

Barmera Branch

Twilight Diesel Train, come and

enjoy an evening ride on the

Twilight Diesel Train

Saturday 22nd & 29th December

Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Place: Cobdogla Irrigation & Steam

Museum, Barmera

Cost: $4.00 per head, Children

under 5yrs free

Enquiries: (08) 8588 2289,

(08) 858 22603 or email


Heritage living | 14 | south Australia

The Channel 9 Telethon Distinctive

Home & Land Lottery is CLOSING SOON…

Last day to Buy or Sell Tickets is Friday 30th November

The National Trust will have volunteers available at the home (Sullivan Road, in beautiful Strathalbyn,

please follow the signs) on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th of November to show you through and

to sell you your tickets, so please come along, please support the National Trust SA.

Or get your tickets NOW direct from the National Trust SA on (08) 8202 9200.

First Prize Valued at $450,000 or take the CASH Alternative of $250,000

Celebrate 175 years of real

South Australian stories at

West Terrace Cemetery.

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For a complete list of events, visit


or telephone 8139 7407.

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