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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 22, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT: Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert (secretary), Ian Williamson (Treasurer), Elizabeth and Bill Sibley, Anne Batten (left meeting at 8 p.m.), David Mitchell, Ted and Merle Hopkins, Barry Chinner, Robert Broad, Jeff Retallack, Leo Leggett, Siobhan Barnden and Carolyn Lillecrapp (arrived at 8.50 p.m.).

APOLOGIES: Viv Fiebiger and Chris Russack.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Minutes of the November, 2016 meeting were moved Leo, seconded Robert.

CORRESPONDENCE: The copy of the Eden Valley History Book is in Bill Gransbury’s possesion.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Treasurer reported balance of $43,192.36 which was down on last meeting due to Blacksmith Shop purchase of which some promised donations are still outstanding. Ian will make up a spreadsheet of the shop purchase details.

PURCHASE OF BLACKSMITH SHOP: Contract settlement date was December 15.
After much discussion it was felt that electric tilt panel doors would be the best way to go.
Robert moved that we progress with building of the shed at back of the shop, Ian seconded, carried.
Ian moved that Leo, Robert and David obtain quotes from builders in line with pre-existing plans which were amended as required. Bill Sibley, seconded, carried.
Siobhan moved that a trench and retaining wall will need to be built before the shed erection. Ian seconded, carried. The shed will then be subject to council approval after quotes and amendments to current plans have been finalised.
David moved that a gold coin donation when entering the shop to continue until the site is developed further (shed - butcher van/wagon, etc) and then the fee may change? Ian seconded, carried.
Insurance – This to be looked at when shed development is finished. Bill Gransbury to look into other historical societies to see what they do in regards to insurance. It was thought that it can be difficult to insure items (put a price on them) when they cannot be replaced.
Blacksmith Shop open Wednesday, April 19 for Vintage Festival and weekends either side of Easter.

ANGASTON’S 175TH BIRTHDAY: Work in progress.

ANGASTON RAILWAY AREA: Ian mentioned the proposed turntable area not being to the historical society’s liking and he will pursue this part of the project along with the society’s other thoughts.

BAROSSA – A VISION REALIZED UPDATE: Barry has virtually finished the Angaston history that he has been working regarding the update of this book – 1901-1950. Anthony to pass on some tennis history to him in next few days.

AMPLIFIER: Bill Gransbury looking into a mobile amplifer for heritage walks and the like.

PROPOSED 2017 EVENTS and THINGS TO DO:
*Vintage Festival Display to be set up at Old Union Chapel on either Easter Monday or April 18.
The function is April 19-23 and will concentrate on music – Town Bands, Glee Club and any other.
Guest speaker will be Rob Linn from Historical Consultants on Friday night, April 21.
*Heritage Walk on Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
*History Month May 1-6. It was decided “not to participate” in this event due to the Vintage Festival
display happening virtually at the same time – only a week prior and will be difficult to get volunteers
to run it for that extra length of time.
*February 16 will be the Hospital event regarding the 75th anniversary of the former Nurse
Irene Drummond, Banka Island Massacre. Tony Wege will be guest speaker at 7 p.m.

CLOSE: Meeting concluded at 9.30 p.m.

MEETINGS: February 28, March 25, April 25 (Anzac Day – shift date?), May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24 AGM, November 28, Christmas Barbecue to be confirmed.
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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 28, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT: Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert (secretary), Ian Williamson (Treasurer),
Elizabeth and Bill Sibley, David Mitchell, Chris Russack, Ted Hopkins, Barry Chinner, Robert Broad,
Jeff Retallack, Leo Leggett and Siobhan Barnden.

APOLOGIES: Viv Fiebiger, Anne Batten and Peter Flaherty.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Minutes of the January, 2017 meeting were Moved Leo, Seconded Bill Sibley.

CORRESPONDENCE: Emails via Jo Zander regarding the Brandon Family history had been finalized.
Bill Gransbury had written a letter of support to The Barossa Council speaking of favouring the Barossa Valley Machinery Preservation
Society’s proposal to erect a shed at the Railway Station area.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Treasurer reported a balance of $53,329.01 prior to some accounts to be paid,
Moved Ian, Seconded Ted. Ian to update Life Membership list from the recent Blacksmith purchase.

BLACKSMITH SHOP: The shed quotes had been received. It was Moved Robert, Seconded Barry that the $23,500 quote be accepted from Barossa Garages.
Letter of thanks to be sent to Randy Klemm and Mick Seelander of Seelander Stone regarding their donation of gravel for the rear of the shop.
Meeting moved a vote of thanks to Robert Broad, Leo Leggett and Jeff Retallack for the work they have done regarding the shed building proposal.
Anthony to contact The Leader re a sign for the Information Bay on North Street advertising the shop opening hours/contacts and another sign for inside the shop – “This society runs on donations – Your donation will be gratefully accepted.”

ANGASTON’S 175TH BIRTHDAY: Work in progress regarding 175 Angastonians (Chris Russack, Bill and Elizabeth Sibley, Barry Chinner, Anthony Schubert, Viv Fiebiger are the sub-committee).

ANGASTON RAILWAY AREA: Ian is writing a letter regarding the turntable/water tower restoration. Meeting in Town Hall on March 14 from 5.30-7 p.m. for those interested.

WEBSITE: Siobhan has uploaded all minutes from 2006 onto the site.

REGIONAL HERITAGE GROUP: Map being revised?

NURSE IRENE DRUMMOND: The plaque unveiling at the Angaston Hospital on February 16 regarding the Banka Island Massacre and former Angaston Matron, Irene Drummond with Tony Wege as guest speaker went off well.
PROPOSED 2017 EVENTS and THINGS TO DO:
*Vintage Festival Display to be set up at Old Union Chapel on either Easter Monday or April 18. The function is April 19-23 and will concentrate on music – Town Bands, Glee Club and any other. Guest speaker will be Rob Linn from Historical Consultants on Friday night, April 21. Suggested name was – Angaston’s Music History – 175 Years Of Glee.
*Heritage Walk on Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $5 walk fee.
*August 19 to be a “big town event/dinner” in Town Hall. “Little Black Dress” and the schools to be invited to participate.

CLOSE: Meeting concluded at 9.10 p.m.

MEETINGS: March 28, April 25 (Anzac Day – shift date at March meeting), May 23, June 27, July 25,
August 22, September 26, October 24 AGM, November 28, Christmas Barbecue to be confirmed.
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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 28, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT: Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert (secretary), Ian Williamson (Treasurer), Elizabeth and Bill Sibley, David Mitchell, Chris Russack, Ted and Merle Hopkins, Barry Chinner, Robert Broad and Jeff Retallack.
APOLOGIES: Viv Fiebiger, Leo Leggett, Carolyn Lillecrapp and Siobhan Barnden.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Minutes of the February,2017 meeting Moved Bill Sibley, Seconded Chris Russack with amendment that Merle Hopkins was an apology and Bill Sibley mentioned that the R.V. (Recreational Vehicle) discussion for Railway Station area was not minuted.

CORRESPONDENCE: Letter has been sent to Seelander Stone thanking them for their donation of sand/gravel for the rear of the blacksmith shop.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Treasurer reported a balance of $47,841.74 prior to some accounts to be paid totaling $5,170 to give a balance of $42,671.74, moved Ian, seconded Ted. Ian to update Life Membership list from the recent Blacksmith purchase.

BLACKSMITH SHOP: Quote from Barossa Garages of $4,400 for shed erection was accepted along with Plumber - Andrew Hili
-­‐ Concreter – Malcolm Rothe
-­‐ Concrete pump - Kym Nelson
-­‐ Shed – Barossa Garages
-­‐ We have $28,000 from Barossa Council promised once the shed is completed
-­‐ SA Water have been approached and we will need a new water meter, should hear in the next
1-2 weeks - SA Water connection for a toilet in the shed, may be able to connect via Andrew Hili?

ANGASTON’S 175TH BIRTHDAY: Work in progress regarding 175 Angastonians (Chris Russack, Bill and Elizabeth Sibley, Barry Chinner, Anthony Schubert, Viv Fiebiger are the sub-committee). Names have virtually been finalized and now working on their life stories.

ANGASTON RAILWAY YARDS: Costings have been done, feedback needed. Turntable and shelter area development to be looked at very closely.

APHS ‘SKULL CAVE’ COLLECTION: Shelving is up. Have a look at “Now and Then Wiki” involving Gawler, Mallala and Willunga – could be handy for APHS to do similar?

VINTAGE FESTIVAL PHOTOS: Barry has some photos for Vintage Festival display – 1911 Railway Sleepers, 1912 Australia Day Train and 1914 Railway Station.

PROPOSED 2017 EVENTS and THINGS TO DO:
*August 19 to be a “big town event/dinner” in Town Hall. “Little Black Dress” and the schools to be invited to participate. Cabaret style (Jenny Nitschke). 6 p.m.-midnight. 25 tables of 10 per table has been suggested.

CLOSE: Meeting concluded at 9 p.m.

MEETINGS: April 25 (Anzac Day – Anthony apology), May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24 AGM, November 28, Christmas Barbecue to be confirmed.
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2017 3 months 3 weeks ago #347

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APRIL
Angaston & Penrice Historical Society Inc

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETING
Held Old Union Chapel, Angaston, Tuesday April 25th 2017 at 7.30pm
PRESENT: (12 members) Bill Gransbury (chairman), Ian Williamson (treasurer), Chris Russack (acting secretary), Anne Batten, Peter Flaherty, Jeff Retallack, Robert Broad, Leo Leggett, Barry Chinner, Siobhan Barnden, Elizabeth Sibley and Ted Hopkins.


APOLOGIES: (4 members) Anthony Schubert, Viv Fiebiger, Merle Hopkins and Bill Sibley.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: Moved as a true and correct record by Ted Hopkins, Seconded Robert Broad – Carried.

BUSINESS ARISING:
(a) Shed project – still awaiting Council feedback

(b) SA Water – Andrew Hill has expressed support to shared connection and offered to assist with plumbing – SA Water still to respond.

(c) Acknowledgement of financial supporters to Blacksmith Shop appeal – Ian has all names for passing on to secretary. Leo Leggett mentioned generous donation of coke from Pt Pirie – acknowledgement of thanks already dispatched. All guides reminded to get visitors to sign book – maybe a sign made requesting this.

CORRESPONDENCE: None to report.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Treasurer reported balance of $42,708.71 –
Cheques for payment as follows – Anne Batten $154.50 (Vintage Display advertising costs); $170 (mobile amplifier); $25 (History Trust).
Acceptance of report Moved Ian Williamson, Seconded Barry Chinner – Carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS:
• A&PHS Web site – Siobhan reported that all minutes of meetings 1997 to 2017 have been archived.

• 2017 activities Barossa Vintage Festival – Display in chapel had been successful with positive feedback – difficult to determine number of attendees.
Carole Farley to be thanked for arranging bells and band instruments. Several pews still to be replaced in chapel, tables and dividers yet to be returned - task to
be undertaken 10am Thursday 27th by Siobhan Barnden, Robert Broad, Chris Russack and Barry Chinner.
Moved Anne Batten, Seconded Ian Williamson that A&PHS formally become ‘Custodians of bells’ – Carried.

• Blacksmith shop had attracted good crowds.

• Bill Gransbury showed the new portable amplifier and reported that he had undertaken two successful heritage walks on April 19th. Looking for some publicity
in ‘The Leader’.

• A&PHS Collection – Organisation continuing.

• The Angaston 175th event – Bill Gransbury updated members of the special event planned for August 19th – town hall booked – ticket cost of $50pp – 25 tables of
10 – BYO (but some beer/wine available for purchase) – green and white theme – Little Black Dress and Lucy Gransbury to provide entertainment –
Lt Gov. Professor Brenda Wilson unable to attend, alternate dignitary being pursued – Peter Sawrey to compere – planned to have table flowers, birthday cake
(from local bakery) for sharing at each table, raffle, wine glass and place mat souvenirs to mark occasion – 89 patrons required to ‘break even’ – any profits from
event to be channeled to Railway Station project. Members agreed that round tables would be best. Miles Deli suggested as ticket outlet – system to be devised
to number tables with some designated as ‘whole tables’ and others on ‘pot luck’ shared basis.

• Angaston 175 Book – Chris Russack reported that project now getting underway with background details being unearthed on nominees. Deadline for release not
finalised at this stage – printing quotes to be sought when rough draft is completed – 350 copies suggested – launch to be a free event.

• The Dodge – decided not to include in Vintage parade due to possible overheating of engine – okay for short runs such as Town Night.

• Angaston Anzac Day ceremony & the Sword – there had been a low-key Anzac Day service held at town war memorial – most members unaware of this event –
sword has been completed and in place on the day.

• Membership – nil report.

• Tax Deductible donations – treasurer commented on some previous investigations he’d undertaken to see if donations to our Society could be claimed as tax
deductions – we do not comply with requirements under Act at his stage – if A&PHS Blacksmith Shop becomes museum down track this can be revisited.

• Centenary poster – Barry Chinner ‘unveiled’ original advertising poster for Angaston centenary (courtesy Luke Rothe) – Leader will reproduce three copies at cost
of $50. Moved Anne Batten, Seconded Elizabeth Sibley that this be undertaken – Carried.

• Tear off map with town attractions – chairman spoke about Bethany/Angaston A4 trail map - wondered if A&PHS should look at producing similar format and
provide some costings – committee agreed that this is ACABA matter but that they be advised of our support.


MEETING CLOSED: 9.10pm.


FUTURE MEETINGS: May 23; June 27; July 25; August 22; September 26; October 24 (AGM) & November 28.
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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 23, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT: Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert (secretary), Ian Williamson (Treasurer), Elizabeth Sibley, David Mitchell, Barry Chinner, Peter Flaherty, Leo Leggett, Anne Batten, Robert Broad and Jeff Retallack.
Sympathy card: Anthony to send sympathy card to Jan McKenzie and family on the sudden passing of APHS member, Simon McKenzie.

APOLOGIES: Viv Fiebiger, Chris Russack, Ted and Merle Hopkins, Siobhan Barnden and Bill Sibley.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Minutes of the April, 2017 meeting were Moved Barry Chinner, Seconded Robert Broad, Carried

CORRESPONDENCE: Emails regarding information on Wilf Smith (Angaston fruit grower at the foot of Bald Hill - Radford Road had been answered) as well as a query for Angaston’s population in 1870.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Treasurer reported a balance of $45,845.35 and some accounts were paid before the meeting - $148.35 water rates for Blacksmith Shop and $26.95 in sundries, Moved Leo, Seconded Barry.
Leo Moved that treasurer, Ian Williamson, be allowed to organize electronic transfer of funds though the society’s bank account at Bank SA. This will enable Ian to do internet/phone banking for the society, Seconded David Mitchell, Carried.
David Mitchell Moved that the treasurer, Ian Willamson purchase a $347 Cashflow Manager program to record the society’s financial transactions, Seconded Anne Batten , Carried.
Due to the upcoming three month holiday leave by Robert Blenkiron it was suggested by Ian Williamson that the Blacksmith Shop proceeds be banked at least once a month by Leo Leggett. This will help keep the expenditure / income statement on track over that three month period.
Chairman, Bill Gransbury left the meeting for five minutes and Ian took the chair as the committee discussed a donation to the Old Union Chapel re hiring space over the Vintage Festival week. It was decided to donate $50, Moved Leo, Seconded Barry, Carried.
Chairman, Bill then returned to the chair.

BLACKSMITH SHOP: An upgraded CD/video of the shop has been suggested. The former/current one should be kept and if possible put onto the website or youtube or similar so that it is kept forever. Joe Doddridge, Mark Batten and Brian Schubert are some of those on the CD that have passed on since the making of it and their knowledge of the shop should not be lost.
Various problems regarding the connecting of water and sewerage to the shop have arisen. Peter Flaherty is going to look into these problems through the Shop Land Titles and SA Water. If the connecting of sewerage is too dear it will not proceed.
Opening of the shop on Vintage Festival day and History Week were attended by around 100 people.

ANGASTON’S 175TH BIRTHDAY: It is proposed to have a Cabaret on August 19 in the Town Hall. 21 tables of 10 per table. Bookings at Miles Newsagency. Little Black Dress to perform. BYO nibbles and drink with some alcohol for sale. 7 p.m. to midnight.

ANGASTON RAILWAY YARDS: This is now known as the Angaston Railway Precinct Reference Group and Theo Marks is chairman. Two reps from all clubs/societies involved in the area to attend next meeting on July 12 at 7.30 p.m.
Dave Mitchell Moved that the Angaston & Penrice Historical Society be part of this group, Ian Seconded, Carried.
The meeting felt that caravans should be allowed to park/stay overnight in the area between Fife Street (original Police Station) and former Railway house (now Taste Eden Valley) – this to be discussed at the next meeting.

APHS ‘SKULL CAVE’ COLLECTION: Purchasing a map drawer was suggested for the storing of maps. Adelaide Brighton Cement and / or Penrice Quarries could be likely sources – David Mitchell to investigate.

MEMBERSHIP: Ian has passed on a list of Blacksmith Shop purchasing donors and the like and Anthony to update this to the membership list.

PIONEER CEMETERY: Barry remarked on the 56 posts have been erected with plot numbers on top and 24 plot plates which are still to be erected along the boundary of the rose garden, where the plots extend forward, at the first Angaston Cemetery on Hannay Crescent. Jeff Retallack, Robert Broad, Murray Klingner, Leo Leggett and Barry Chinner of the Angaston Lions Club were responsible. Anthony to send a letter to the editor to “The Leader” thanking those involved.

ANGASTON A., H. & F. SOCIETY NEEDLEWORK TRAY: The society has been given a 1935 Most Successful Exhibitor Needlework silver tray by Maarit Linke (wife of Roger), of Penrice. This was won at the 1935 Angaston Show by Mrs F. L. Oldland and donated by Mrs P. S. Smith at the time.

CLOSE: Meeting concluded at 9.05 p.m.

MEETINGS: June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24 AGM (Rob Linn confirmed), November 28, Christmas Barbecue to be confirmed.
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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 27, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT: Bill Gransbury (Chairman), Anthony Schubert (secretary), Ian Williamson (Treasurer), David Mitchell, Siobhan Barnden, Ted Hopkins, Barry Chinner, Anne Batten, Robert Broad and Jeff Retallack.

APOLOGIES: Viv Fiebiger, Merle Hopkins, Peter Flaherty, Leo Leggett and Chris Russack.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Minutes of the May, 2017 meeting were moved Barry Chinner, seconded Robert Broad, carried.

CORRESPONDENCE: Email regarding information on the Angaston Town Band Baton was received from Matthew Smith, grandson of Bruce Smith. The baton was presented to W. Bruce Smith in 1916.
A thank you letter from the Historical Trust of SA for participating in the recent SA History Festival.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Treasurer reported a balance of $64,600.74.
The Barossa Council has contributed $28,600 towards the shop and shed.
A volunteer grant of $4,450 has been received and can be spent.
A laptop worth $200 was purchased from Hypertech.
David Moved and Anne Seconded that the approval by SA Water for the Blacksmith Shop be paid – SA Water $13,077.78 and Hili Plumbing $2,296.80.

BLACKSMITH SHOP: Peter Flaherty had informed the chairman prior to the meeting that all three properties (Hili Plumbing, Blacksmith Shop and former Doddridge House) have access rights to the easement between the shop and house.
Building approval for the shed awaits Council approval – about a month.
SA Water connection for shed – see financial report.
A new video/CD with parts of the original one is now being played in the shop.

ANGASTON’S 175TH BIRTHDAY: The Cabaret on August 19 will happen in the Town Hall which is booked from noon Friday to noon Sunday. Twenty one tables of 10 per table. Bookings at Miles Newsagency. Little Black Dress to perform. BYO nibbles and drink with some alcohol for sale. 7 p.m. to midnight.
Projector viewing of historical items.
Historical Placemats to be printed.
A copy of the old original Angaston map to be printed at The Leader for display on the night. Original is on display at The Barossa Council Library.

ANGASTON RAILWAY YARDS: The former barracks are currently being demolished and the asbestos has been removed.
Next meeting on July 12 to speak about an RV Friendly area.

APHS ‘SKULL CAVE’ COLLECTION: Two map drawers have been purchased from the Wakefield Hospital, Adelaide for $100 by David Mitchell.

MEMBERSHIP: Anthony to do up a list of current Life Members and email to Viv Fiebiger.

CLOSE: Meeting concluded at 8.55 p.m.

MEETINGS: July 25 (apologies Ted and Merle Hopkins, Anne Batten and David Mitchell), August 22, September 26, October 24 AGM (Rob Linn confirmed), November 28, Christmas Barbecue to be confirmed.
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