Presentation by Alison Painter. This presentation covers the progress of Cooper & Sons from 1882-2002 when Thomas Cooper, and later his descendants, operated the brewery on Statenborough Street. For many years they retained the old way of brewing and everything in the brewery reflected this. As the business increased there was some modernisation of both plant and brewing methods, but the old Sparkling Ale and Extra Stout remained the same. Coopers remains a family company, but the move to the modern complex at Regency Park in 2002 was necessary and the differences from the old brewery are remarkable.
Alison has enjoyed a long association with Coopers having started work there as laboratory assistant to Max Cooper in 1960. In 1977 she left to study at Flinders University, subsequently completing an Honours Degree in history. Alison’s thesis was a history of Coopers and the brewing industry in SA which, with additions, became the first edition of Jolly Good Ale and Old. Since then she has written other brewing histories.
Saturday 26 November 2016, from 2pm (official opening) - 9pm
Official opening of a room and display dedicated to the shipwrecked Barque Margaret Brock, marking the completion of renovations to the historic Cape Jaffa Lighthouse in the 40th anniversary year of its removal from Margaret Brock Reef to Marine Parade, Kingston SA.
Thursday 24 to Saturday 26, Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 November 2016, 1-4pm
Strawberry Fete Sunday 27 November 2016, 10am-4pm
Augmented with childhood photos, family albums and old toys borrowed from the Macclesfield community, History SA's travelling exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of children living in South Australia over successive generations, in both the happy and more challenging times.
Join us for Australia's first Festival of Marmalade in the grounds of Beaumont House on Sunday 20 November. There will be talks on marmalade and citrus, tastings, presentations to the winners of the Australian Marmalade Competition, music, wine and games.
The second All Steamed Up Festival will be held at Mannum on the weekend of 19-20 November, a celebration of boats, blacksmiths and engines presented by the Mannum Dock Museum of River History. This year the festival will celebrate the re-commissioning of the PV Mayflower, one of the river's oldest paddle boats and will also bring together the largest working group of blacksmiths in South Australia.