From The Library

Over time we have received many stories by way of publications, written articles and interviews. Each may cover many topics and result in lengthy texts. These are held as hard copy or digital files at the Watchman House in Coromandel Valley. This section provides an introduction to a variety of selected stories from our library.

Glynis Conlon's book launch

Jonathon Law launches THE BISCUIT FACTORY

Presentation by Jonathon Law to launch Glynis Conlon's book THE BISCUIT FACTORY – Hidden History in Coromandel Valley Sunday 30 May 2021 at Coromandel Community Centre Good afternoon...

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Recollections of Mrs Elva Morison

From the Vox Column, The Advertiser, 23rd June 1959 In the recent school holidays Mrs John Morison, formerly Elva Harding of Belair, took five of her grandchildren by train to the National Park at...

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Sunrise in the Valley

Reproduced with the permission of the Author, Paul Tol From its first European settlement in the late 1830s, the Coromandel Valley on Adelaide’s south eastern outskirts grew into a fertile market gardening area, however, the geography of the...

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Fire!

The threat and actual ravages of fire have influenced Coromandel Valley from its beginning, as they have human civilization of all...

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