A shared history is what binds us together as communities, and the Gawler Oral History Project (GOHP) is dedicated to uncovering our shared history and creating a record of the lives of the people of Gawler.

Murray St in 1890 was already a growing concern    (Image courtesy of the Gawler History Team)

Murray St in 1890 was already a growing concern    (Image courtesy of the Gawler History Team)

Supported by the Gawler Community Broadcasting Association Inc. (GBA), the Gawler Oral History Project began in 2016 with an aim to preserve stories, experiences and ideas – from the past, the present and for the future – and to create a resource for families, locals, amateur historians and academic researchers to discover more about our shared past.

As the oldest settlement in the state of South Australia outside Adelaide, Gawler is filled with memories that can help us see where we come from, how we got here, and where we can go. The stories and experiences of our locals can help us see who we are, how we are connected, and what we share as a community.

And as the years went on the lights got brighter (Image courtesy of the Gawler History Team)

And as the years went on the lights got brighter (Image courtesy of the Gawler History Team)

Here at the GOHP Home you can find all our interviews and themed podcasts (still in production), find out more about the GOHP and what we do, keep up to date with all the latest news about the project, and find resources to help you become an oral historian!

If you have any questions about what we do, you can always click on over to our Contact Us page and send us a message. If you’d like to become involved, we’d love to hear from you, just click here to go to our Join Us page.


 

Condolence Message

The team at the Gawler Oral History Project have been saddened to hear of the passing of George Lucas, the husband of Shirley Lucas, one of our first oral history interviewees. We are thankful that through our interview with Shirley, we were also able to get to know George, and experience the great joy he and Shirley shared. We know he will be remembered with love by his family, his friends, and by us here at the GOHP.

Our heart goes out to Shirley and her family at this difficult time

 
 

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Our Supporters

At the Gawler Oral History Project we're lucky to be supported by a range of organisations who believe in the value of what we are doing. We at the GOHP would like to thank our wonderful supporters for all the help they give us.