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JANUARY
Angaston & Penrice Historical Society Inc.
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING
Held in the Old Union Chapel, Angaston on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT: Dr. Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Elizabeth Sibley, Barry Chinner, Bev Reid, Ron Schilling, Viv Fiebiger, Anne Batten, Ian Williamson. Guests: Jo Zander and John Angas from Angaston Town Hall committee.

APOLOGIES: Anthony Schubert, Ted and Merle Hopkins, Bill Sibley, Joe Doddridge, Mark Batten, Alison Hockney and Paul Smith.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Minutes of the November 2010 meeting were moved Ian, seconded Ron, carried.

ANGASTON TOWN HALL AND RAILWAY PRECINCT 100 YEARS 2011:
Application for History Festival completed re Town Hall and Railway Precinct 15th – 17th May 2011, 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., Main display to be on May 15 with presentation at 1.00 p.m.
Barry to contact Ted to email pictures to Bill to forward with application.
Ian to concentrate on Car and motor bike club, Scouts re Catering
Elizabeth: Carols, School
Bill: Angaston Youth Action Group
Anne: Dancing, Balls, Weddings
Viv: Amateur Hour, Angaston Gym Club
Jo: Rural Youth, Library
Ron: Machinery Preservation Society re stationary engines
Set-up on Saturday 14th, clean up 18th May. Next Town Hall Committee meeting 14th February.

BUSINESS ARISING:
Town Day Vintage Festival April 27 – Bev and Alison Hockney will do walks at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Barry: Stall and display, walk centre. Ron to advise Barry of Blacksmith Shop opening hours.

Laptop – Keenan Hopkins delivered new Toshiba laptop to meeting. Bill advised that Mosaic system has been ordered and awaiting delivery. Cost is $1089 and $150 training - Anne to attend. Bill advised that the website has been updated by Keenan and further update of site by original organiser will allow for further ease of update.

Local Angaston Family Histories – Elizabeth circulated letter to local familes re plaque histories. Anne to try to locate whereabouts of Doddridge records.

Membership - Viv advised that two members taken up Life Membership subs, Anne and Mark Batten. Other new members and subs were in. Ian and Viv to update records.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bank balance was $5889.14.
Laptop and blacksmith shop owner payments were cleared.
Mosaic software to be purchased.
Cheque written for Historical Societies of S.A. for $30.

CLOSE:
Meeting concluded at 9.45 p.m. and next meeting is February 22, 2011.
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FEBRUARY
Angaston & Penrice Historical Society Inc.
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING
Held in the Old Union Chapel, Angaston on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7.30 p.m.
PRESENT:
Dr. Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert, Elizabeth Sibley, Bill Sibley, Barry Chinner, Bev Reid, Ron Schilling, Viv Fiebiger, Anne Batten, Ian Williamson, Ted Hopkins, Merle Hopkins, Alison Hockney. Guest: Jo Zander from Angaston Town Hall committee.

APOLOGIES:
Joe Doddridge and Mark Batten.

PREVIOUS MINUTES:
Minutes of the January 2011 meeting were moved Viv, seconded Ron, carried.

ANGASTON TOWN HALL AND RAILWAY PRECINCT 100 YEARS 2011:
Railway
• Building plans whereabouts (if any) of the actual station were discussed – could be at the museum at Tanunda? Ian to check.
• Turners Van could be part of the car club display.
Town Hall
• Stations to be set up in Hall for former/current clubs/organisations to set up a history of that group eg. Angaston Band, Glee Club, Hospital Balls, Amateur Hour, Carols, School, Barons, etc.
• Barry to see Vicki March at Angaston Abbey re possible mannequins to dress up in former Band Uniform and old fashioned clothing for display.
• Stands required to use as pin-up boards – Angaston Management Group has some.
• Items need to be displayed safely so as to stop any possible theft.
• Hall booked from Saturday to Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 15-17.
• Scouts to be asked if they could do a barbecue type of lunch.
• Afternoon tea? – Ted to approach Angaston Lions or Alison to see Barossa Village.
• Ian has some of the old movie posters in A&PHS collection which could be displayed.
• It is hoped to have the former projector on display.
• Elizabeth to approach Angaston School as they may be able to do up a Power Point display featuring history of the Hall along with some of the former advertising slides that used to be shown at the Angaston Talkies. School could also set up a Facebook site advertising the event.
• PA system to be organised for the day.
• Interested people to attend Ian’s on Sunday afternoon, March 20 to go through suitable items to display.
• Anthony to organise articles for “The Leader” regarding the event and also to send something to “Can You Help?” column in the Sunday Mail.
• Any items collected to be either sent to or let Anne know so that everyone knows what has been found. This would also help in knowing where it came from or who ‘owns’ it.

BUSINESS ARISING:
Town Day Vintage Festival April 27 – Bev and Alison Hockney will do walks at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. which will include 16 stops starting from Village Green and travelling up the street to such places as Old Cemetery, Blacksmith Shop, former Bank of Adelaide, Anglican Church, Uniting Church, Angaston Hotel, Zion Church, Memorial Reserve, Old Chapel and back to the Green. Bookings to be made through Barry.

Laptop – Training for the Mosaic System will be sometime in July and Anne hopes to attend.

Local Angaston Family Histories – Elizabeth has circulated letter to local familes re plaque histories and has had some interest in the project so far with offers of photographs/slides and other items.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bank balance was $5,094.84.
Turners Van to be entered in the Vintage Festival Parade at a cost of $30.
Mosaic software has been purchased.
Post Office box renewal is also due.

CLOSE:
Meeting concluded at 8.55 p.m. and next meeting is March 22, 2011. Ted and Merle Hopkins will be apologies.

2011 Agenda: May 15-17 Angaston Town Hall/Railway 100 year event.

Meetings: March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25 AGM, November 22, December 13 (Christmas barbecue).
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MARCH
Angaston & Penrice Historical Society Inc.
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING
Held in the Old Union Chapel, Angaston on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7.30 p.m.
PRESENT:
Dr. Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert, Elizabeth Sibley, Barry Chinner, Ron Schilling, Anne Batten, Mark Batten, Ian Williamson, Ted Hopkins and Chris Russack. Guests: Jo Zander from Angaston Town Hall committee, John Anderson from BV Machinery Preservation Society and Lance Codrington showed some old Angaston photos which included a very large one of the last train to Angaston in 1968 taken at Nuriootpa.

APOLOGIES:
Viv Fiebiger, Bill Sibley, Kingsley Ireland, Joe Doddridge and Merle Hopkins.

PREVIOUS MINUTES:
Minutes of the February 2011 meeting were moved Ian, seconded Barry, carried.

ANGASTON TOWN HALL AND RAILWAY PRECINCT 100 YEARS 2011:
Railway
• John stated that the BV Machinery Preservation Society have plans of the Railway Station. They will have five to six stationary engines on display on the day as well as the former Town Hall movie projector.
Town Hall
• Anne has done up a historical display regarding the former Angaston Hospital Deb Balls from the 1960’s.
• Brian Habel has photographs of himself in the Town Hall with the then Premier, Tom Playford as a youngster with the Angaston Town Band. Brian also has his band uniform as a child.
• Barry has acquired mannequins from Angaston Abbey.
• Items need to be displayed safely so as to stop any possible theft.
• Hall has benn booked from Saturday to Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 15-17.
• Scouts to attend from 11 a.m. and will do steak sandwiches, sausages and drinks.
• Barry to enquire about street closure if need be.
• The Angaston Primary School will be doing some sort of project during the event. Elizabeth to contact some other schools, eg. Nuriootpa High to see if they are interested in attending for historical purposes.
• Anne to check with History SA (About Time) regarding posters, etc. for the day.
• Ian has a PA system that he can lend for the day.
• Jo Zander to check on Public Liability Insurance.
• Anthony has done articles for “The Leader” regarding the event and has also sent something to “Can You Help?” column in the Sunday Mail.
• Any items collected to be either sent to or let Anne know so that everyone knows what has been found. This would also help in knowing where it came from or who ‘owns’ it.
• Signs to be erected near town entrances advertising the event. Barry to check on this.
• Clubs and events that are known to have used the hall are: Balls, Dances, Red Cross, Angaston Hospital, Aerobics, Ballet, Gym, Amateur Hours, Adelaide College Music, Vintage Festival Art Exhibitions, Christmas Carols, Hypnotists, Lutheran Youth, Rose Show, Sputniks, Harold Raymond, Ag. Bureau, Angaston Band, Barossa Barons, Rural Youth, Youth Action Group, Zion Church, Town Farewells, Hawkers, Library, Miss Angaston and World War I and II soldiers used to have going away and welcome home functions in the hall.

BUSINESS ARISING:
Website – Anthony attended a seminar in Adelaide and a student of UniSA is going to update and make the A&PHS Website more user friendly. She will liase with Anthony and Bill over the next few months.

Mosaic – Anne has applied to attend the first session of the Mosaic Training before committing to any more sessions.

Local Angaston Family Histories – Elizabeth has had some very good replies from some of the letters that she has sent out.

BLACKSMITH SHOP:
Ron commented on a problem with the bellows which he is going to attend to and Trevor Holmes has come on board as a shop volunteer.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bank balance was $5,425.89.
Post Office box renewal has been paid.

CLOSE:
Meeting concluded at 9.30 p.m. and next working meeting is April 13, 2011 at Uniting Church Hall to organize the Town Hall/Railway celebrations in May. Next normal meeting is April 26, 2011.

2011 Agenda: May 15-17 Angaston Town Hall/Railway 100 year event.

Meetings: April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25 AGM, November 22, December 13 (Christmas barbecue).
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MAY
Angaston & Penrice Historical Society Inc.
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING
Held in the Old Union Chapel, Angaston on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 7.30 p.m.
PRESENT:
Dr. Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert, Barry Chinner, Ron Schilling, Anne Batten, Mark Batten, Ian Williamson, Ted Hopkins and Merle Hopkins.

APOLOGIES:
Elizabeth Sibley, Bill Sibley, Kingsley Ireland, Joe Doddridge and Viv Fiebiger.

PREVIOUS MINUTES:
The April meeting was held in the Town Hall and it was a meeting designated solely to the organizing of the 100 Years Railway/Town Hall event on May 15.
Minutes of the May 2011 meeting were moved Ron, seconded Barry, carried.

ANGASTON TOWN HALL AND RAILWAY PRECINCT 100 YEARS 2011:
The event which ran from May 15-17 was very successful. Many people commented that it was a pity for the displays to have to be taken down. The quiz set up by Elizabeth Sibley for the school children was also very well done. A special thanks to Anne Batten on her work in setting up and organising the event. Thank you to various groups/people have or are being sent out by Bill and Anne.
Door takings were $787.90 – Sunday $610, Monday $72 and Tuesday $81.90 plus some book sales.
Pat to file all of the information that was brought back to the Old Union Chapel from the event.
Ashley Hearl has donated around 20 photographs of the Yalumba Growers’ Social featuring Johnny Mac and held in the Town Hall in February 1971.
Andrew Rosenzweig taped and photographed the whole display. Bill to contact Andrew to see if he would like to attend the next meeting.

BUSINESS ARISING:
Website – Some correspondence between Bill/Anthony and the organizer has taken place. Anthony has sent photos for her to use along with some information.

Local Angaston Family Histories – No report due to absence of Elizabeth.

Barons Grant – Bill has completed the paperwork which was perused.

BLACKSMITH SHOP:
Old iron for the roof may be available through Mark Batten. Jim Mitchell has a corrugated iron rolling machine which may be of use. Perhaps contact Phil Holmes and Sam Hosking, Council Heritage Advisor to meet with Bill and Ron at the shop over this matter. Sam may be able to secure a grant?

OLD CEMETERY:
The first Angaston Cemetery behind Schulz Butchers is now being cared for by the Angaston Lions Club. It may pay to get Sam Hosking, Council Heritage Advisor to have a look at the area regarding headstones and stone wall.

TOURS:
Elli Beer has asked Anne if the Society would be interested in doing some town tours on occasions for tourists and the like. Anne to let her know that this would be welcome and perhaps a quiz similar to the one that Elizabeth did on Town Hall day could be used.

HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS:
Old Angaston historic photographs to be made up and sold is an idea which could be used as a fundraiser down the track?

ANGASTON – AN ARCADIA
Quote on reprint of this book to be obtained by Anthony from “The Leader”.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bank balance was $6,010.01 with Town Hall event takings still be to added.

CLOSE:
Meeting concluded at 9.10 p.m. and next working meeting is June 28.

Meetings: June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25 AGM, November 22, December 13 (Christmas barbecue).
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JUNE
Angaston & Penrice Historical Society Inc.
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING
Held in the Old Union Chapel, Angaston on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7.30 p.m.
PRESENT:
Dr. Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert, Barry Chinner, Ron Schilling, Anne Batten, Mark Batten, Ian Williamson, Elizabeth Sibley, Bill Sibley, Kingsley Ireland. Guest Speaker – Andrew Rosenzweig.

APOLOGIES:
Joe Doddridge, Alison Hockney, Bev Reid, Peter and Susan Flaherty, Ted and Merle Hopkins and Viv Fiebiger.

PREVIOUS MINUTES:
Minutes of the May 2011 meeting were moved Barry, seconded Ian, carried.

ANGASTON TOWN HALL AND RAILWAY PRECINCT 100 YEARS 2011:
Andrew Rosenzweig addressed the meeting on his research into the Angaston-Gawler Railway which is 100 years old this year. He has around three hours of train videos and is two photos short of 2,000 scans. If there is a special launch of his work he would like the A&PHS/The Barossa Council to organise it. It will possibly be called Rail To Trail – Gawler to Barossa Valley Railway. Copyright is always a problem but at this stage Andrew has worked his way around this.
Andrew has collected/scanned 108 photos from A&PHS of local industry and main street/town scenes, 161 from BV Historical Society of all towns, 125 from Lyndoch Historical Society of Lyndoch, Nuriootpa Town Committee, 120 of Sibley Quarries/Gawler Park Glace Fruit, 185 of Truro, 142 from Cliff Graue, 417 from The Barossa News 1911 Railway Book, 95 from Penrice Soda Products, 8 from Adelaide Brighton Cement, 126 from Kingsley Maher of trains and rail cars, 5 from BV Library, 5 from Barry Chinner, 13 from Mrs Con Giersch, 9 from Les Garrett, 46 from the Batten family, 64 from the State Library, 100 from “The Leader” and odd ones from various other local people.

BUSINESS ARISING:
Website – The Uni Student had to finish her website design by last week to be graded on. She will advise us when it is up and running.

Local Angaston Family Histories – Elizabeth has received plenty of information and photographs which has to be collated. Some information still to be received as well.

OLD CEMETERY:
Sam Hosking met with Barry and the proposed cleaning/upgrading of the area looks promising.

BLACKSMITH SHOP
Bill Gransbury and Ron Schilling had met with Sam Hosking regarding the roof. 104 sheets either side would be needed. The eastern side would be repaired first. Ian suggested the possibility of getting second-hand iron and selling it to raise money for newer iron. This could be done through Angaston Management Group and BV Tourism if grants are not available? Barry to do up some volunteers needed signs to hang in the shop.

ANGASTON RSL
Joan Weber, wife of the late Derek who used to be secretary of the RSL Club in Angaston has donated various minute books, information and photographs of the RSL to the Society.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bank balance was $7,522.48. Chairman to approach “The Leader” regarding the account for Town Hall 100th Anniversary advertising.

CLOSE:
Meeting concluded at 9.00 p.m. and next meeting is July 26.

Meetings: August 23, September 27, October 25 AGM, November 22, December 13 (Christmas barbecue).
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JULY
Angaston & Penrice Historical Society Inc.
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING
Held in the Old Union Chapel, Angaston on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 7.30 p.m.
PRESENT:
Dr. Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert, Barry Chinner, Ron Schilling, Anne Batten, Mark Batten, Ian Williamson, Elizabeth Sibley, Bill Sibley and Kingsley Ireland.

APOLOGIES:
Joe Doddridge, Ted and Merle Hopkins and Viv Fiebiger.

PREVIOUS MINUTES:
Minutes of the June 2011 meeting were moved Bill Sibley, seconded Barry, carried.

BUSINESS ARISING:
Website – Heard nothing more since last meeting.

Local Angaston Family Histories – Elizabeth has received around 25 replies for this project and most of them are very well done.

CORRESPONDENCE:
Barons Grant - $4,200 received.
Volunteers Seminar – A seminar to try and establish a Barossa Volunteer Managers Network will be held at The Barossa Council offices on August 23 at 10 a.m. if anyone is interested.
Chapel Hire – The Barossa Council has waived the fee for 2011-2012 Chapel hire fees.
History SA – Thank you letter received for what the A&PHS did for History Week regarding the Town Hall celebrations.
Kirkby Robinson – Kingsley Ireland received a request from Geoff Langsworth of Edenhope in Victoria () for biographical information on the late Kirkby Robinson, first Editor of “The Leader” in 1918. This was passed on to his grandson, Tony who has replied.

BLACKSMITH SHOP
Bill Gransbury and Ron Schilling had met with Sam Hosking regarding the roof. A quote was received from Custom Cladding at Kapunda. Approx. $10,000 for main roof/gable/rounded part and about $6,000 for rest of roof. It was decided to pursue a few more quotes and also need to meet with Kerrie Mariani regarding this project.

MOSAIC
Anne attended a workshop in Adelaide and it was very beneficial. Another one coming up later in the year as well.

“LEADER” PHOTOGRAPHS/STORIES
Anthony had found some old photographs (photocopied) from “The Leader” of the demolition of Wishart/Graetz Undertakers now Eblens site (formerly Angaston Motors/Porters/Shemmelds Barossa Motor Works/Fiebigers) in 1965; Murray Street marble footpath/kerbing alterations from the old Mill/40’s Café looking towards Angaston Hotel in 1970, the demolition of Clem Yates’ photographer shop (now Post Office) from October 3, 1969; and a story of the Bank of Adelaide (now Smallfry Wines) hitching post and a story on the old cemetery from September 23, 1971.

EVANS/ANGAS/LOCAL IDENTITIES CD
Kingsley has a CD of various photographs donated by Richard and Jenni Evans which depicts such people as Sarah Lindsay (nee Angas), the Keynes’, Salters and Rev. Stonehouse’s wife and many others from the late 1800’s.

RSL PHOTOS:
Phil Lamb borrowed photos of servicemen for a NHS project.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bank balance was $11,905.48 and the club is not GST registered regarding the possible new roof for Blacksmith Shop.

CLOSE:
Meeting concluded at 8.50 p.m. and next meeting is August 23.

Meetings: September 27, October 25 AGM (Anthony apology), November 22, December 13 (Christmas barbecue).
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