Early Murray Bridge settlers and their legacy

If you want to connect with the past, discover the answer to hidden secrets and learn so much more about the area you live in, then you should attend one of two sessions on the history of the region to be held next month.

Can you answer any of the questions below?

Do you know how the lives of the early settlers impacted on the town of Mobilong and Murray Bridge?

Why the Murray Bridge Rowing Club owes its origin to Mr George Amos Lush?

The reason so many businesses burnt down? Some not even a year after being built.

We had many accidental deaths in the area  – find out whom, how and why?

Was it really possible to have undertakers and petrol pumps in the main street?

Can anyone remember Murdock Mackenzie and the association with Noske’s Flour Mills?

“If you want to connect with the past, discover hidden secrets and learn  more about the area you live in, then attend one of two sessions on the history of the region to be held next month”

Who was the doctor on occasions that would say after visitation “You cannot afford that – pay me when you get a job!”?

Who instigated in securing a Presbyterian Church to the area and where did it go?

When did the Catholic section of the cemetery begin?

The names Jaensch, Schubert, Hannaford, Kuchel, Neumann, Allen, Ferors, Stecker, Williams, Edwards and Sever are just a few of the early settlers who made a difference to the area – and you can find out how.

These questions can be answered at a display of photographs, documents and maps at the Murray Bridge & District Historical Society Inc.

The display is located at the Railway Reserve, in Murray Bridge, where the buildings will be open to the public on Saturday, May 5 and May 26 from 10am to 4pm.

You can connect with the past with a guided cemetery walk in “Finding The Plot “and find out why or how people came to be buried in the footpaths and understand the local history by reliving the past.  

Murray Bridge & District Historical Society Inc.

“A Community Saving Our Past”