Registrations Close 4:45pm Wed 4th March
Whole of Town Garage Sale 60+ sites registered so far!!!!
A fundraiser for the Eudunda 150
Celebrations to be held in November 2020
7th March 2020
8am to 4pm
Registration is $10 per stall at the Eudunda Post Office
Maps & More available on the Morning
CENTRAL from outside the Post Office as will a BBQ Breakfast to get you started.
Eudunda Community Hub & Shed – Worlds End Hwy
The Eudunda Preschool (Kindy site) – Thiele Hwy
Calling all Eudunda Households…
Want to make yourself some extra cash in time for Easter?
Then here is your chance!!
(Register for the MEGA GARAGE SALE now!!!)
How do I REGISTER?…
Do so at the Eudunda Post Office
9 Gunn Street, Eudunda,
08 8581 1149
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!!! Registrations Close 4:45pm on 4th March So we can get you on the SALE MAP!!!
What will it cost?…
$10 per house, site, market stall or car boot…
Are you living in the Eudunda Area – just outside the town, or even a bit further and really keen to get rid of some of your treasures or junk.
There are several unique ways you might be able to join in.
HOLD YOUR SITE OUT OF TOWN – We have had a few people about 5km out who don’t feel they could bring all thier goods in – so they will be included on the map for you to find (register at the Eudunda Post Office).
JOIN A GROUP AREA – You might have a car boot or trailer or truck full – if so consider joining in on one of the group areas.
Eudunda Community Hub & Shed (You register with the Hub for $10 as one of thier stalls – they are listed as a stop)
Light Hotel Car Park (register at the Eudunda Post Office) – people will find you at the Car Park marked on the map)
DONATE IT TO A WORTHY CAUSE – You might find it too hard or only have a few items – why not consider donating them to the Eudunda Community Preschool Centre for them to raise money. Check out thier advert below and talk to them about what might be suitable donations.
Their site will be at the Kindy Carkpark
On the 4th of January, 1945, Paul Gotthelf Pfeiffer, an extraordinary local modernist poet who was born at Point Pass, South Australia, died after an accident during a flying mission at Invergordon, Scotland.
Born into a German family on the 5th of December, 1916, Paul spent his early childhood at Geranium Plains on the family property, ‘Mirtlefield Farm.’ He was schooled at the little Australia Plains School just up the road.
He had seven brothers and sisters: Wilhelm, Johannes (Jack), Elsa, Hulda, Otto, Lydia and Martha. Being the youngest son, and youngest child, in a large family, it was always unlikely that Paul would take on the family farm. Instead, he was encouraged to pursue academic studies.
Paul discovered he had a love of literature and languages, which took him to the University of Adelaide. Throughout the duration of his study, he boarded at Immanuel College. It was here that Paul met up-and-coming author and poet, and Eudunda local, Colin Thiele. (Living in such close proximity to one another, there is a possibility Paul and Colin could have met before university, but there is no way of proving for certain.)
“He was a linguist, scholar and born educator.”
He graduated in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts, before continuing on with Honours in 1939 and a Masters Degree in 1940. That same year, he became a tutor at St. Mark’s College, and during this time, he wrote a poem titled ‘Spain’, which earned him the coveted Bundey Prize for English Verse, awarded by the University of Adelaide.
While Paul attended university, he met fellow poets Donald Bevis Kerr and Max Harris. Together they were central to the modernist, avant-garde, radical Angry Penguins movement which dominated the literary scene of late 1930s Australia. Paul was a regular contributor to the journal at the University of Adelaide, Phoenix, which was later reincarnated as the Angry Penguins journal.
In July 1940, Paul enlisted as a reservist in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and was called up in March 1941. His enlistment papers record him as being 5ft 8in tall and 144lbs, with a chest measurement of 34in., a medium complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. His papers also record that he was fluent in German and French and that he had taught Greek at Immanuel College. He was a ‘linguist, scholar and born educator.’
Throughout his service during the war, he served as a Navigator. He rose from the rank of Leading Aircraftman to Flight Sergeant to Flying Officer. He served in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Northern Ireland, England and across the Mediterranean. As well as this, he served with Coastal Command performing missions over the North Sea. From January 1943 onwards, Paul was part of the renowned 461 Squadron of the RAAF.
While on service, Paul published a collection of poems in Adelaide in 1942, in a publication titled Hymeneal to a Star. Some critics have described Pfeiffer’s work as bearing similarities to the tragedies of Simonedes of Ceos, a poet and scholar of Ancient Greece. The collection of poems includes his award-winning poem, ‘Spain’, as well as a six-part series called ‘Songs in Wartime’ which he would have written whilst on service.
Sadly, just months before the end of the war, on the 3rd of January, 1945, Paul was fatally injured in a plane crash whilst on a photographic mission over Cromarty Firth, near Invergordon, Scotland. Paul did not regain consciousness after the plane broke apart, and passed away on the 4th of January, 1945 at the Royal Naval Hospital, Invergordon.
While an inquiry could not determine the cause of the accident, it did not rule out the possibility of the plane stalling shortly after take-off or the jamming of controls. Witnesses recall seeing the plane ascend after take-off and shortly thereafter, the starboard wing dipped, then the port wing, then the starboard once again, before it veered into the ocean. Of the six crew on board, two died in hospital and four survived.
Paul is buried in the Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery in North Yorkshire, England.
Paul is arguably one of the great lost modernist poets of Australia.
Lest we forget.
Adapted from an article published in the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery’s quarterly newsletter, ‘Gustav’s Newsletter.’
Eudunda 150 Committee Member and Local History Buff, David Scholz
introduced the story behind the plans for the community to celebrate the 150th year since European Settlers first developed the township of Eudunda.
David’s speech was very informative and well spoken, thanks David for volunteering for the job.
Eudunda 150 Stand
The Eudunda Show Committee had also given us space in a prominent area of the Eudunda Show to have the new Eudunda 150 Banner on display, with some fliers to hand out. During the afternoon, after finishing her job as the Flower Convenor in the Pavilion, Julie Schulz stopped at the stand and helped hand out fliers and speak with people about the celebrations which will be from the 6th to 16th November 2020.
We don’t have a photo of Julie at the stand, but we do have one of Jenny Herriman checking it out. Jenny of course will be busy helping to promote and run one of the featured days of the celebrations, as she has always supported the stories of Colin Thiele and has always supported events in his honour.
Additionally fliers were handed out during the event.
Thank you so much to these people – as seen in the photo – Margaret Doecke, Dagmar Roocke, Philip Roocke, Bob Dabrowski and Trevor Mathews and Samuel Doering (via Skype – that’s the computer you can see between Philip & Bob) for attending the first meeting to start planning for the Eudunda 150th Celebrations.
We came up with a fantastic number of ideas to celebrate.