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Gumeracha Founders Gallery Opening

Event Information

  • 13 May 2014 4:00pm
    20 May 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
    27 May 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Gumeracha Town Hall, 45 Albert Street
  • Gumeracha
  • South Australia
Other Information
  • Cost: Free
  • 08 8568 5085

In 1841-42 William Beavis Randell purchased a large area of land at Gumeracha and there established his home, Kenton Park. Eleven years later he subdivided some of this land for a township to be known as Gumeracha. 

In 2013 two direct descendants of William Beavis Randell living made a gift to the Gumeracha community of four oil paintings of William Beavis Randell, his wife Mary Ann, and their Randell parents, and another painting of an unidentified Randell ancestor.

The Gumeracha Hall Committee and the Gumeracha & District History Centre, Inc., decided that this was an opportunity to inaugurate a Founder's Day for Gumeracha with the paintings displayed permanently in a 'Randell Gallery' on the upper floor of the town hall.

The Founder's Day event coincides with the 175th anniversary of the explorations and naming of the district in 1839.

The official opening of the Randall Gallery will be held on the 13th May at 4pm. It will also be open every Tuesday in May from 11am-3pm.
Bookings required for groups.

For more information please contact Robert Brooksby 08 8389 1418 or Bernard Arnold 08 8568 5085.