The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery moved to its existing building in 1999, and with items donated by the community, have built up a wonderful collection of items featuring Family History trees and memorabilia of our early pioneer settlers together with displays of locally made early farming equipment, photographs and objects from the local railway, hospital, schools, churches and much more.
The complex also includes the 1880s Gosling Cottage, named after its first resident Arthur E Gosling who owned a drapery store in Eudunda. Entrance to the cottage is through the Heritage Gallery. Wander through this beautifully restored cottage and be amazed at some of the items you find there from the town’s history.
From 1889 to 1902 the two shops making up the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery were owned by Charles Moore & Co, drapers, and managed by Arthur Gosling who the owned the business till 1920. His son P A Gosling took over in that year. The shop to the left (No. 17) was briefly H D Weil’s Florist from 1924 and then a Chemist shop 1927-50. The other shop (No. 19) was shared with C B Secomb (Chemist) 1920-26 before M Hambour (later Hambours Ltd) occupied it from 1926-91 and combined both shops 1950-91. The 1990s saw a number of occupiers with a newspaper office in the smaller shop (No. 17) for most of the time.
In 1999 the Eudunda community with assistance from Regional Council of Goyder bought both premises and with the aid of hard-working volunteers developed the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery. If you would like help researching your family history, and believe your ancestors settled in the area, we have early cemetery records of Eudunda and the surrounding district you could explore. We also have an extensive collection of local newspapers, photographs, memorabilia relating to churches schools, sporting associations and other local organisations, and much more!
Allow an hour or so when you come into the gallery to fully appreciate all we have on display and for groups of 10 or more, guided tours and luncheon can be arranged by prior bookings.