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* ON THIS DAY, JANUARY 14, 1887 *
Hon. J. W. Downer, premier and attorney-general,
accompanied by the Hon. J. Martin, M.L.C., drove
into Angaston from Tanunda at midday. After visiting
a few of the local industries they were interviewed
by several resident electors during the evening at
the Angaston Hotel. The Premier, in conversation,
referred to general and local matters of political
interest, making satisfactory explanatory state-
ments with regard to the Imperial Conference and
the impracticability of beginning an electioneering
campaign a month before his colleagues and the
general election. Questions were freely asked, read-
ily answered and distinct promises given. As it was
not a political meeting there was no chairman and
consequently no resolutions nor toasts.
NB: J. W. Downer was grandfather of Alexander
Downer, former Howard Government minister.
From “The Leader” - Thursday, January 18, 1979
Small damage caused by
Only a small area was burnt in a fire on Mr
Colin Angas’ property near Angaston, on December
23, due to prompt arrival of Angaston C.F.S.; the
Tarrawatta Fire Organisation and private units.
Mr Don Evans, of Keyneton, lost about 15 acres
in a fire on his property on January 14. District fire
units were promptly in attendance.
A $19,000 loss at Nuriootpa
The loss of 39,000 litres of “Gordo Mistella”, the
base for sparkling wines which was drained from a
storage tank at Tolley’s T.S.T.Winery, Nuriootpa, was
valued at $19,000 and took almost a day to drain
into T.S.T.’s dam between 4.30 p.m. on January 6
and 7.30 p.m. on January 7.
New Umpires’ Coach
Mr W. C. Jobbins, of Rowland Flat, has been ap-
pointed new Umpires’ Coach for the B. & L. Football
Assn. for the coming season. He has had extensive
experience as an umpire.
Minimum grape prices for
The minimum prices per tonne for grapes of
the 1979 vintage, as announced by the Minister of
Prices and Consumer Affairs and applicable to the
Barossa area are as follows: Chenin Blanc (Albillo)
$180, Cabernet Sauvignon $280, Carignane $140,
Doradillo $135, Frontignac, White $195 - Red $145,
Grenache $150, Malbec $190, Mataro $150, Muscat
$153, Oeillade $140, Palomino $137, Pedro $197,
Crouchen (Clare Riesling) $195, Riesling - Rhine
$240, Sauvignon Blanc $230, Semillon $195, Sercial
$140, Shiraz $200,Tinta Amarella $140,Tokay $200,
Unsound grapes, not suitable for beverage wine,
$7.50 per baume.
Morris and Lorna Traeger, of Tanunda, celebrated
their 25th Wedding Anniversary with 80 friends and
relatives on January 1. Actual wedding day was
on January 2. Both bride and groom dressed up in
original wedding outfits.
In light of the recent fires, do you have a message for our CFS volunteers?
“My son is a CFS volunteer
with Tanunda and they all do
an amazing job. I have a lot
of admiration for all of them.”
“They do a great job
and I don’t belive that CFS
volunteers and people living
on the land should have to pay
the Emergency Services Levy.
They are out there putting
their lives on the line and are
having to pay for it. ”
“They do a fantastic job,
I can’t praise them enough.
They’re out there putting their
lives on the line for something
somebody else has done.
They’re all one in a million.”
“They do a marvellous job
and I do not think they get
rewarded sufficiently. I think
they are quite often taken
for granted. It is comforting
to know that someone will
be there if anything ever
happened to my home.”
Letters to the editor
Great calendar thanks
Once again the final edition of The
Leader for the year contained a great
desk calendar with conveniently marked
public holidays and school holidays, etc.
The 2015 calendar is particularly
colourful for the Barossa and districts.
Thanks to The Leader management
for continuing to gift us this great insert,
it is appreciated.
justice and the
A statement describing “a super-power
like the U.S. which cherishes freedom
and democracy” seems somewhat brittle
I wonder how the families of the two
unarmed blacks, killed by the police and
not charged with any offence, or the
families of the two white police officers
assassinated recently feel about freedom
Perhaps we should throw in justice
University is not for all
I wonder if all the unrest in the
younger generations of today stems
back to their days of primary schools
and high schools?
I will be willing to bet that a lot of
these students come from homes where
the parents, who wish to live in reflected
glory, want their son or daughter to be
something he or she might not really
want to be.
Instead of a togetherness,
at home it’s “you have to go to
University dear, it’s the place for you.
Remember your father is spending a lot
of money on you”.
I really wonder if they want this, or
do they deep down want to go to work,
like some of their mates?
Some of them are old enough to
become fathers and husbands! But they
are still sent to University!
I’m not saying that all students come
under this category. Some are working
their way through Uni,
on their own steam. But not all wish
While they were at school, the
uppermost thoughts in the parents’
minds was “my son will go to Uni and
They are given father’s car, as soon
as they get a licence, and are permitted
to drive to University.
When will parents learn that all this
leniency just won’t work!
We don’t like the way students are
acting up at the moment, but it’s all the
Who is going to do all the work if
younger generations are taught to be
We can’t all be brains – we
must have brawn to do the heavy work
Angaston sword missing
for six years
It has come to my attention that
there may be people in the Barossa who
might like to support the restoration
of the 75-76 cm sword to the statue
of St Michael in Angaston’s memorial
It has been missing for six years.
I have made some initial inquiries
and found a company (Coates and
Wood in Victoria - they did the
Lehmann and Gillespie statues at
Adelaide Oval) who can help us and it
will need money (around $2,000 to cast
Council and heritage approval,
scaffolding, power, tig welder and
support for the installation including
travel time and expenses (around $2,000
As the statue was erected as a
tribute to those who served in World
War One it is timely that the sword be
re-instated given, that this year marks
the hundred years since the Gallipoli
If you are interested in being
involved in this project please
call me on 85643222 to register your
Angaston & Penrice Historical
Proud to be a nurse
The words “We need to evacuate” I have
heard them before.
I heard them when I was a little girl
and we as a family had to evacuate our
home in the Morialta Bushfire. I heard
them in the Ash Wednesday Bushfire,
when we needed to get horses to a safe
ground; I heard them in January 2014,
when my husband and two daughters
and I left our home in the Eden Valley/
But when you hear those four words on
the ward of a Hospital /Aged Care Facility
and we are told to get ambulant people
first, they are words that will resonate
with me forever.
This is a letter of thanks to all those
that helped to evacuate our acute
patients and aged care residents from the
Mount Pleasant District Hospital on
Evacuating a hospital or any
organisation is a huge responsibility
and takes level headed leadership,
communication, staff teamwork to co-
ordinate such a task.
I would like to commend all our staff,
in all areas on the day that organised our
residents and patients in preparation for
leaving the hospital and to the staff that
were off duty that rang to offer their help
I would like to acknowledge S.A.
Ambulance and their staff for transporting
residents to Angaston and the hospital
staff who initially received our patients/
residents and then with further co-
ordination were transferred to Gawler
and Kapunda Hospitals, where staff were
friendly, supportive and ready to help in
any way they could.
While our folk were in different
surroundings and a little unsure,
thank you to our volunteers and family
members who visited and provided
reassurance, support and a familiar face,
which is so important when in an
On Thursday and Friday our patients
and residents returned for some, to their
Some had stories they wanted to share,
some laughing, some with relief and some
“who never wanted to do that bus trip
Finally this letter of thanks would
not be complete without praise
and appreciation for our Country
Fire Service, South Australian and
I have seen the devastation this disaster
has left and without these wonderful,
courageous people that risk their lives to
save our lives.
Everyday people volunteering and
caring, wonderful acts of kindness
that are genuine with communities
rallying together to help those less
I am proud to be a nurse, a South
Australian and an Australian.
LEANNE BARKER EN Dip,
Mount Pleasant District Hospital
A full Letters to the
Editor page is the sign
of a healthy community.
Letter to the
Editor in The
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